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I Don't Get In-N-Out

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by yjeezle, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. intent

    intent Senior member

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    Fat Burger > Five Guys > In-N-Out

    In-N-Out >>>>> Five Guys > Sonic > Fatburger

    My experience from:

    In-N-Out: San Diego; Las Vegas (consistent good experience)
    Five Guys: MA; Portland, ME (the one in Portland really sucked and felt overpriced)
    Sonic: San Diego; Peabody, MA
    Fatburger: Vancouver, BC (really expensive for what it was)

    Also a shoutout to Vera's Burgers in Vancouver. It's a great local chain.
     
  2. whodini

    whodini Senior member

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    5 Guys is like a faster version of Fuddrucker's. It's like a sit down restaurant burger in a fast food place.

    I was this close to just calling 5 Fuddrucker's. It's true.
     
  3. 951socal

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    what other secret menu options are there other than animal style?

    its on the website

    click the secret menu link (no shit)
    http://www.in-n-out.com/secretmenu.asp
     
  4. whodini

    whodini Senior member

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    That menu isn't complete. Where's the flying dutchman, peppers, etc?
     
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    Pilot Senior member

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    But regardless of my love for the double double animal style, In n Out's fries are fucking atrocious.


    Yes!!! I don't care if they're fresh cut, they have a horrible consistency, no crunch, and pretty much lack flavor.
     
  7. foodguy

    foodguy Senior member

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    problem with in-n-out fries is they're single-fried. stupid idea. fries need to be double-fried. and theirs are the perfect explanation of why.
     
  8. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Five Guys is the best.
     
  9. Hard2Fit

    Hard2Fit Senior member

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    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


    This.
     
  10. SField

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    problem with in-n-out fries is they're single-fried. stupid idea. fries need to be double-fried. and theirs are the perfect explanation of why.
    I know it's weird coming from a french guy, but I often don't like "frites" or those really really crispy fries. I love the pure taste of potato, and what you often get in fast food places (good and bad) or at Bouchon or other type of French bistro places are these well fried things with almost no potato left in the center. It's all about the texture and crust of the outside. I actually quite like those bigger fries or chips one would get by the docks in Dover or in those mom and pop diners where you can really taste the potato inside the fry. I do like big, sort of wet sloppy fries. One of my junk foods. I can't remember having fries like this in the last few years but when I get it I really like it. Definitely not very "haute" of me but it tastes fucking good. I might be in the minority though.
     
  11. 1969

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    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.

    This. My first visit to In-N-Out came on the heels of spending 3 days without food...a 12 hour surgery for my wife followed by round the clock supervision. I finally realized I hadn't eaten and a friend drove me down the street. Best meal of my life.
     
  12. aphextwin07

    aphextwin07 Senior member

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    it's like the step up from mcdonald's, expecting the best burger in the world is where you failed. its just a burger chain, a la Five Guys out here on the east coast. not incredible but not bad either.
     
  13. pebblegrain

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    anyone can make a tastier burger but not for less than $5 and still fresh. just add some expensive-ass ingredient and yes, a burger will taste more luxurious: add your ribeye meat, gorgonzola, truffle oil, smoked gouda, sun dried tomato puree or whatever the fuck, but it's not under $5 any more. In my opinion, a simple burger has plain ground beef (which just can't taste that superior to any other griddle-fried ground beef) with lettuce, tomato, cheese, onions, and a bun. If I had to describe In n Out's difference, I would guess its because they do so many grilled diced onions all day, this flavor permeates their buns regardless of whether you order grilled onions. Other places grill onions on request but I no one does CHOPPED and GRILLED onions in such volume. You can smell it when you walk in. And it is glorious. and personally, I don't like a giant 1/3 lb burger like Five Guys or Fuddruckers if it is just going to be plain ground beef griddled the fuck out until it turns gray and dry. Fuck that. I prefer the slightly smaller size of In n Out. From what I can tell, Shake Shack takes a hell of a lot of care in their burgers. The lettus, tomatoes and pickles were clearly fresh and cut perfectly. But without the grilled onions thing going on, it tastes like any other burger, albeit fresh. [​IMG]
     
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    i fucking hate truffle oil.
     
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    [​IMG] BK Tendercrisp. Nuff said.
     
  16. ruzzi

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    im from australia, tried an in-n-out in sf once...

    somedays i sit at my desk back in oz and think fk id kill for an in-n-out burger right now.
     
  17. clee1982

    clee1982 Senior member

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    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.



    SERIOUSLY? I would think it's Cole Hann, where McD is like, well, not sure what...
     
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    Fat Burger > Five Guys > In-N-Out

    IIRC, you can get a fried egg on your burger at Fat Burger which gives it the ultimate win.

    I have never been impressed with a hamburger (I've said this before),

    try the 21 club's burger.
     
  20. clee1982

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    IIRC, you can get a fried egg on your burger at Fat Burger which gives it the ultimate win.



    try the 21 club's burger.


    21 club's burger, don't they still require jacket and tie, you will eat your burger with knife and fork?
     

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