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In-N-Out Burger...Is it that good?

Discussion in 'The OT' started by sigma1914, May 10, 2011.

  1. May 11, 2011 #41 of 119
    hdtvfan0001

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    I have 3 Five Guys places within 20 minutes...typically have visited 2 of those 5-6 times (not by my choice after the first time). I can tell you that every single time I go there...I have a pool of liquid grease inside the wrapped burger when its cooked. I prefer my food not to swim in grease.

    Uh-oh indeed. :eek2:
     
  2. May 11, 2011 #42 of 119
    Rich

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    A few months ago, I bought a huge George Foreman grill and I gotta say I think the burgers we make on it are the best in our area. Not as convenient as sending my son out to buy burgers but the taste is...just better. And I can make them as rare as I want to. PITA to clean up, the grills don't come out and we have to clean the monster by hand, but it's actually worth it, I think.

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  3. May 11, 2011 #43 of 119
    SPECIES11703

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    You are going to LOVE these burgers. I live here in Calif and they are all over the place here. Try the DOUBLE, DOUBLE burger. It's great!
     
  4. May 11, 2011 #44 of 119
    Rich

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    OK, I'm convinced! I don't like greasy burgers either.

    On the subject of White Castle sliders, those damn things stay with you for a couple days. I can remember when they cost a nickel apiece (I think that's correct, might have been a dime, I don't remember a lot of the drinking period of my life....:lol:). I do remember waking up the next morning and still tasting them. Not a pleasant experience.

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  5. May 11, 2011 #45 of 119
    hdtvfan0001

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    Don't take my word for it...try them, and see what you think. My wife thinks they are OK...despite my colorful description of their burgers.
     
  6. May 11, 2011 #46 of 119
    kokishin

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    Way over hyped!

    French fries taste like cardboard. Burger is ok - nothing to write home about.

    Slow service.
     
  7. May 11, 2011 #47 of 119
    carlsbad_bolt_fan

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    In-N-Out is simply THE BEST. Simple, yet AWESOME. The fries vary, depending on location. The two near me (Carlsbad & San Marcos) make great fries.
     
  8. May 11, 2011 #48 of 119
    Herdfan

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    That's what makes them good. :D

    We have a Five Guys and about once a month when I take my daughter to swim practice I will go get one. But once a month or so it about all I can take.
     
  9. May 11, 2011 #49 of 119
    hdtvfan0001

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    Cool - whatever floats your burger...uh...boat. :lol:
     
  10. May 11, 2011 #50 of 119
    machavez00

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    In N Out has what is close to a cult following, the same as White Castle.
    With all the midwest transplants we have in the Phoenix area, I'm at a loss why White Castle never opened any store here. (Culver's has and they're opening more.) I'm an Az native so when my wife's cousin got married in Joliet the first thing I wanted to do was hit a White Castle, I wasn't disappointed (you can count me as a fan!)

    Back to In N Out:
    I think they're good enough that I stood in line for over an hour when the Scottsdale store opened (2nd in Az), and I lived 30 miles away in Gilbert at the time.

    When The stores opened in Phoenix and Scottsdale, the line was out the door and an hour long. The police were called in to direct traffic. (it was like that for at least a month). The Scottsdale store broke the one day sales record for a new store. There were people camped out a couple of days before the store opened.
     
  11. May 11, 2011 #51 of 119
    trdrjeff

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    Love In-N-Out, definitely the best FastFood burger out there (not that the In N Out is real fast at lunch since they are so busy, but it's all fresh). I also like the McD Angus Burgers.

    Five Guys is way over hyped, over priced, and tasteless meat. They are growing at Boston Chicken/Krispy Kreme pace and I expect them to close about half of their stores in the next few years.
     
  12. May 11, 2011 #52 of 119
    sigma1914

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    Here's a video someone did of the drive-through line during lunch today. Unreal!

    [YOUTUBE]jQowy9DdY8k[/YOUTUBE]
     
  13. May 11, 2011 #53 of 119
    hdtvfan0001

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    WOW! - maybe some of those folks are in line for tomorrow's lunch. :D
     
  14. May 11, 2011 #54 of 119
    Rich

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    Burger lemmings. Probably just got done waiting all night for an iPad2....:lol:

    Rich
     
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    sigma1914

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  16. May 11, 2011 #56 of 119
    hdtvfan0001

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    Same line? !rolling
     
  17. May 11, 2011 #57 of 119
    Hutchinshouse

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    Crazy!

    I have an In-N-Out Burger two blocks from my house here is So Cal. They are that good!

    Double-Double for me, hold the onions, large fries and a strawberry shake. :D
     
  18. May 11, 2011 #58 of 119
    spartanstew

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    I wouldn't wait in a line that long if the food was free.


    Heck, don't think I'd wait in a line 1/4 that long if the food was free. My time is more valuable than a $7 meal.
     
  19. May 11, 2011 #59 of 119
    1953

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    This excellent francise (ate at their California locations) along with most other better businesses will never build in South Dallas County. Even though In-N-Out has long range plans for a Cedar Hill location I have doubts in will be built. The plan truth is the overwhelming negative impact of the social-economic demographics are proving to have a very real negative impact on the many first rate business developments that located in Cedar Hill and historically true for the entire Southern Dallas region. Sorry but the truth hurts.

    Our city of Desoto (less than 15 minutes east of Cedar Hill) ballooned from a population of approximately 19.5k in 1992 to around 51k now. The largest retailer in Desoto is Walmart! Strictly a bedroom city supporting Dallas. Vast majority employment opportunities in the service category. Truly a sad situation for ALL.

    By the way I am a retired Logistican.
     
  20. May 11, 2011 #60 of 119
    Lord Vader

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    If you guys think those long lines are unusual, just go to ANY Portillo's in the Chicago metro area--and there are many of them--and you'll see the lunch lines especially are so long (couple dozen cars on average) that they always have teams of workers along the whole line taking orders, collecting the money, distributing the food, etc. It's unbelievable.

    And the wait time? Just a few minutes. It's a fantastic assembly line of competence at that place.
     

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