Originally Posted by ronjohn55
Well, I've been to In-n-out burger, and while it was good, I truly failed to see what all the fuss is about.
I felt the same the first time I was there, maybe the first few times, but it's one of those food things that grows on you for some reason. The food is high quality (for fast food), nothing frozen, fresh leaf lettuce, sliced tomatoes and onions, all made to order, simple menu, few kids running around, reliable, superbly clean, all well-managed family-owned stores, and the food simply tastes good -- something one realizes about the same time that the addiction sets in. The vast majority of the chain's customers won't eat at other fast food outlets.
I used to love to listen to Mike Roy, a CBS radio chef who passed away several years ago. In-and-Out was one of his sponsors, and you could literally hear him drool as he waxed lyrical about a double-double (double meat, double cheese, the mainstay of the largely male clientele) and a chocolate milkshake made with real ice cream.
BTW, I think their frys could be better, even though they're made with fresh potatoes that are sliced right into the fryer -- animal style frys (covered with a pile of tiny grilled onions and burger sauce, which resembles 1000 Island dressing) are good, but they make me a little sick.
Maybe ya just gotta have a little bit of the piggy in ya to enjoy it!