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I Don't Get In-N-Out

post #1 of 101
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why are people obsessed with this restaurant?

it's good but it's not that great... and animal style wasn't something that was amazing as crap either.

i've had some good burgers... but this was kinda disappoint. maybe it was overhyped for me.
post #2 of 101
you fail at life, again
post #3 of 101
It's good for a fast food burger, but certainly not transcendant.
post #4 of 101
You are on a road trip, you have been driving for 5 hours, you are tired and hungry, you go to in 'n out. They serve you a delicious fucking burger just as they did the previous 50 times you ate there. Its clean, it delicious, its quick and they have the hottest chicks of all the fast food joints. I would go animal style on some of them
post #5 of 101
Fat Burger > Five Guys > In-N-Out
post #6 of 101
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Originally Posted by yjeezle View Post
why are people obsessed with this restaurant?

it's good but it's not that great... and animal style wasn't something that was amazing as crap either.

i've had some good burgers... but this was kinda disappoint. maybe it was overhyped for me.

i like the single with extra lettuce

and i only like animal style fries

and yeah its not that great but it's cheap the number 2 combo is something like $5, can't even get a combo at mcdonalds for that
post #7 of 101
People don't know good burgers. Just like people don't know good anything.. "can I get a bud light" "can I get a bud light", give me a break.
post #8 of 101
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Originally Posted by tphd View Post
It's good for a fast food burger, but certainly not transcendant.

This. You need to compare it to other fast food joints, not actual restaurants.
post #9 of 101
Anyone in the D FW area should check out Burger Bueno in Richardson. Nobody knows about it but it's great. They have gyros too but I've never tried them.

Smashburger in Addison has ok burgers but incredible sweet potato fries.
post #10 of 101
Move to a location where they do not have In N Out Burger and it will become more clear why it is so loved. I think you appreciate something more when you can't get it on a regular basis. Now, that will soon change as I move to CA for school! I consider In N Out Burger one of the perks!

To provide a clothes analogy: it is like Lattanzi. You either love Lattanzi or don't get why his shoes cost so much.

You obviously don't get it, which is fine. Give me a double double and fries anytime. If I am really hungry, make it a four by four!

No chicken. No onion rings. Nothing else. Just make a great burger, great fries, shakes and soft drinks and you are good to go.

We've got a place here called "Hudsons." Just burgers, drinks, and pie for dessert. Not even fries! Walk-in only. Cash only. A nice burger, not the "world's greatest," as they claim, but a nice burger.

I still prefer In N Out.
post #11 of 101
Surprisingly fresh ingredients for a fast-food place + balance rather than excess (unless you get a 4x4 or 6x6 or something). If you prefer 8 oz. burgers topped with foie gras, then you won't find In-N-Out particularly exciting.
post #12 of 101
Best "fast food" type burger I've had is M Burger, which is built on a fast food model rather than a boutique type burger place or a famous bar known for burgers (ie. Kuma's or Lockdown.)

It's like a better big mac.

Fat Burger is gross, I'm sorry. It's bland... Much prefer $5 at diners.
post #13 of 101
partly it's california chauvinism. partly it's because it's a pretty good burger at a very good price that seems to be available right where you need it most (ie: at the 99/5 split just south of Bakersfield, where you've been driving for 3 hours already, have 3 more to go and there isn't anything else to eat within 50 miles that doesn't take a search). it's certainly not a great, or even good, burger, but there are times that red and gold arrow beside the highway looks like a signpost to heaven.
post #14 of 101
The In-N-Out in my area is consistently packed. The drive through is always at least 6 cars long. Not the best, but far from the worst. Grand opening in TX. Heh. One woman cried real tears after she tasted her first Double Double, the iconic two-patty In-N-Out staple, and some even decked themselves in full In-N-Out Burger clothing, donning t-shirts and caps they'd ordered online.
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post #15 of 101
I'm the same way with Chick-fil-A. I've had it (like on a road trip when hungry and thought to myself "this is mana from heaven!" then on other occasions I'll randomly see it in a food court and force myself to buy it expecting fireworks and well its a meh chicken sandwich.

I like to equate In-N-Out as the westcoast version of the way guys from the North East/New England region treat Dunkin Donuts. There's a TON of emotional energy involved.
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