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2009/06/14 01:52:23 (permalink)

My First In and Out Burger

Just came back from visiting my mom and sister in San Diego and Palm Springs.. Finally got to try an In & Out burger. WOW!!! Great taste...and so fresh...and what a deal on price!!!!! Very limited menu, but it's best to specialize, anyway. Boy do I wish they had those on the east coast. Noticed everytime we went by the one I liked in Palm Springs, it was packed!!!!
      This is by far the best fast food nurger I have ever tasted.
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    enginecapt
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    Re:My First In and Out Burger 2009/06/14 02:03:10 (permalink)
    They ain't half bad are they?
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    Re:My First In and Out Burger 2009/06/14 02:08:41 (permalink)
    Now that I'm back home in Jersey,I'm craving that double cheese burger!!!!
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    Re:My First In and Out Burger 2009/06/14 02:23:52 (permalink)
    Doesn't this belong in the Fast Food forum?
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    Re:My First In and Out Burger 2009/06/14 02:38:56 (permalink)
    I don't think so...The forum is "Hamburgers" And an In and Out burger certainly qualifies...and the sub heading is "Discuss Your Favorite Burger Joint" ...and In and Out is my current favorite burger joint. Sometimes we get too technical around here! I just want to discuss my new find with my fellow roadfooders!
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    Re:My First In and Out Burger 2009/06/14 02:52:33 (permalink)
    I order mine animal style.
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    Re:My First In and Out Burger 2009/06/14 04:18:33 (permalink)

    Wife and family hit the "  in and out " in Tucson this month - she wasn't  impressed . Spoiled by Five Guys in Naples ,Fla.
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    Re:My First In and Out Burger 2009/06/14 06:42:55 (permalink)
    Foodbme

    Doesn't this belong in the Fast Food forum?


    Michael Stern deems it a Roadfood chain, so it belongs in this section.
     
    http://www.roadfood.com/Restaurant/Reviews/1647/in-n-out-burger
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    Re:My First In and Out Burger 2009/06/14 07:49:17 (permalink)
    i deem it belongs in our stomach.
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    Re:My First In and Out Burger 2009/06/14 08:44:35 (permalink)
    For those who have had both, which do you like better, Five Guys or In n Out?
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    Re:My First In and Out Burger 2009/06/14 09:33:28 (permalink)
    John Fox

    For those who have had both, which do you like better, Five Guys or In n Out?
    I think both are just OK in their class, and neither is worth a special trip.  On the road, choosing between either and BK, I'd choose either over BK.  Having to choose between the two, I'd choose In n Out, but only because I don't often get the opportunity to eat one.  If both were in my neighborhood, I'd probably never eat at either.   

    I'm not into self-promotion, but since it's germane, here are two links to my thoughts on each (I'd just cut-and-paste to here, but it's a lot):
    http://www.tommyeats.com/tommyeats/2008/11/five-guys-burgers-wendys.html
    http://www.tommyeats.com/tommyeats/2008/09/in-n-out-burger-eh-im-not-convinced.html

    post edited by tommyeats - 2009/06/14 09:39:32
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    Re:My First In and Out Burger 2009/06/14 09:40:33 (permalink)
    I've never had an In n Out burger, so I can't make a comparison. I know I'm in the minority, but I like Five Guys Burgers. I like burgers well done, medium, or medium rare. Charbroiled medium rare. But the Five Guys near me serves burgers that, while well done are still juicy.
     
    It seems that many people don't like their burgers well done. But a lot of these same people like places like White Rose, White Manna, and White Diamond.
     
    I'd love to see an In n Out open here in Jersey just so I could try one.
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    Re:My First In and Out Burger 2009/06/14 09:50:21 (permalink)
    John Fox

    I've never had an In n Out burger, so I can't make a comparison. I know I'm in the minority, but I like Five Guys Burgers. I like burgers well done, medium, or medium rare. Charbroiled medium rare. But the Five Guys near me serves burgers that, while well done are still juicy.
     
    It seems that many people don't like their burgers well done. But a lot of these same people like places like White Rose, White Manna, and White Diamond.

    yeah, i'm not sure why people claim that a burger cooked to more than medium (especially when we're talking about roadside stand type burgers which are about 3-4 ounces) are automatically and magically devoid of all flavor and fat.  it's absurd, and simply not true in my experience in eating and cooking.  i think it's more tied to some sort of elitism more than anything, which is pretty funny considering the thrust of this site (roadfood).

    if you like Five Guys you'd like In-n-Out.
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    Re:My First In and Out Burger 2009/06/14 10:06:27 (permalink)
    tommyeats
    I think both are just OK in their class, and neither is worth a special trip. 


    A agree with that statement.

    Remember when Coors beer was special because it wasn't sold where you lived?  In my opinion it is the same thing with IN-N-OUT. 

    I made sure to eat at In-N-OUT on a trip to CA and have no memory of the food.  It was just a fast food burger, nothing stands out about it. 

    IN-N-OUT is no better or worse than 5 Guys.
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    Re:My First In and Out Burger 2009/06/14 11:19:31 (permalink)
    I enjoy In & Out over Micky D's or Burgerking. It is the right place for me when I want simple, hot burgers.

    Where can you get a better double cheese burger for under 3 bucks?
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    Re:My First In and Out Burger 2009/06/14 11:27:06 (permalink)
    JRPfeff

    tommyeats
    I think both are just OK in their class, and neither is worth a special trip. 


    A agree with that statement.

    Remember when Coors beer was special because it wasn't sold where you lived?  In my opinion it is the same thing with IN-N-OUT. 

    I made sure to eat at In-N-OUT on a trip to CA and have no memory of the food.  It was just a fast food burger, nothing stands out about it. 

    IN-N-OUT is no better or worse than 5 Guys.



    I agree,

    There is no doubt that the produce toppings were some of the freshest I've ever had, the burger itself was simply a flat out dissapointment, it was tasteless, and ultimately a mediocre fast food burger. There is no doubt in  my mind that the best chain burger I've had yet is Kidd Valley in the Seattle area, and more recently, for me, the Char Grill in Raleigh NC comes to mind.

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    Re:My First In and Out Burger 2009/06/14 11:38:41 (permalink)
    Well,since I eat at 5 guys often, and now I've tasted my firsy In and Out...I'd say the burgers are similar(Fries better ,by far ,at 5 Guys)....but the price for the burgers at In and Out are GREAT....much better quality than any fast food burger!!! Who'd eat at a trash Burger joint when an In and Out is actually cheaper. I repeat again, this East coast guy was impressed by this California chain. It would be my Fast food burger joint, if there was one here!!!
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    Re:My First In and Out Burger 2009/06/14 12:00:53 (permalink)
    lee, you have to ask for the fries to be cooked longer.
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    Re:My First In and Out Burger 2009/06/14 15:03:06 (permalink)
    Foodbme

    Doesn't this belong in the Fast Food forum?


    Oh my goodness here's another one of those fanatic sticklers----seems to me Lee's post could easily fit in both categories---so leave it be-----as for wrong categories Food----how can a LAKE fish qualify as SEA food---seems to be something irregular about that -----maybe you could request a LAKEFOOD forum and leave Seafood to the real deal from the sea. Just a thought!
    Walleye my foot.
     
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    Re:My First In and Out Burger 2009/06/14 15:22:59 (permalink)
    leethebard

    Just came back from visiting my mom and sister in San Diego and Palm Springs.. Finally got to try an In & Out burger. WOW!!! Great taste...and so fresh...and what a deal on price!!!!! Very limited menu, but it's best to specialize, anyway. Boy do I wish they had those on the east coast. Noticed everytime we went by the one I liked in Palm Springs, it was packed!!!!
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    Welcome to the "club". I like mine, double, double, protein style.
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    Re:My First In and Out Burger 2009/06/14 17:36:39 (permalink)
    I like In and Out, the thing is though, you go in and about a day or so later you go out...fast they ain't, mostly due to the lines of folks waiting for their burger fix!
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    Re:My First In and Out Burger 2009/06/14 18:00:55 (permalink)
    True..true..true...our route took us past that In and Out every day I was visiting out there, and it was always packed. Says something about their food. My sister told me every place is company owned..they don't franchise...that's why they haven't spread any further east. Boy, they have a gold mine!!!!
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    Re:My First In and Out Burger 2009/06/14 19:40:53 (permalink)
    leethebard

    True..true..true...our route took us past that In and Out every day I was visiting out there, and it was always packed. Says something about their food.

    what do you figure that says about their food?  i'm curious if you correlate crowds and lines with notable food.



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    Re:My First In and Out Burger 2009/06/15 02:53:45 (permalink)
    I'm just saying the parking lots of the neighboring Burger King and Mickey Di's were almost empty,while the In and Out place was packed...given choices,people packed this place and stayed away from neigboring places...it's not a scientific poll, just an observation.
      
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    Re:My First In and Out Burger 2009/06/15 03:07:51 (permalink)
    I have a number of In-N-Out tee shirts I like to wear. It's amazing, even here in Dallas how many people stop to tell me, they also love In-N-Out.
    The shirts and other stuff can be ordered thru their website. The limited, and collectible designs are on the back of the (white) shirts with the classic, In-N-Out sign logo on the front upper left.
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    Re:My First In and Out Burger 2009/06/15 04:16:54 (permalink)
    It's been too long since I've had an In-N-Out burger...sooo good! 
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    Re:My First In and Out Burger 2009/06/15 06:50:29 (permalink)
    In and Out and Five Guys are both in a class by themselves.

    The fries are better at Five Guys unless you order your fries well done at In and Out.

    But you can't get a chocolate shake at Five Guys to dip your fries in (wierd maybe...... but I like to dip my fries in my shake) so in that respect I give the edge to In and Out. If I'm not dipping my fries in my shake I get them Well Done Animal Style

    The burgers are different and I wouldn't call one better than the other, I will say that I've never had a bad burger at either place. I get my Double Double Animal Style with extra raw onion added. Five Guys does have the edge on the toppings and  I order mine loaded, raw onions, pickles, lettuce, tomatos, jalapenos, mustard, mayo, ketchup, I like em big and sloppy. 
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    Re:My First In and Out Burger 2009/06/15 10:17:19 (permalink)
    I wish I knew about ordering my fries "well done" to better compare them to 5 Guys. Never dawned on me they'd keep a batch of fries in longer for me!! It's two days since I got home, and I'm going through In-N-Out burger withdrawal!!
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    Re:My First In and Out Burger 2009/06/15 10:28:53 (permalink)
    5 Guys burgers and fries blow away In--N-Out...althought INO is a geat burger, but lousy fries....5 Guys take the trophy.
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    Re:My First In and Out Burger 2009/06/15 17:28:50 (permalink)
    I've never eaten at In-and-out but I'd be willing to try it. i think 5 guys is way overrated even in the fast food category. I've heard it mentioned before but what's special about "animal style"?

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