The Experience: In-N-Out Burger is well-covered territory in the burger world. That said, I’m a burger geek at heart (and at every other part of my body) and I wasn’t going to pass up an opportunity to talk about my first In-N-Out experience.
Everyone knows the deal here. In-N-Out is California’s burger chain pride and joy. Its customers are fiercely loyal and very satisfied. It’s secret menu “animal style” offerings allows for customers to get even more heart-clogging and delicious burgers if they want, while the traditional hamburger is also on the menu. Reports say that the burger chain will never come farther west than Texas, so I had to travel to California to get my hands on it.
Burgers Ordered: The Cheeseburger and the Double Double Animal Style
The Taste: As with all popular burgers, there are those who try In-N-Out Burger and come away disappointed. True, the burger on its own is hardly different than a hamburger at Steak N’ Shake. However, at the In-N-Out in Glendale, California, I could taste the extra care and attention that goes into these burgers. Perhaps it’s the pressure of being such a popular institution, but the meat, bun, and rabbit food on the Double Double tasted more fresh and full of flavor than any other roadside burger chain I’ve tried. The cheeseburger was well received as well.
The Verdict: Though it was devoured entirely too quickly, the Animal Style Double Double was a huge hit for Burger Weekly. If you’ve tried In-N-Out then you’ve already made up your mind about it, but for those who haven’t, know that it gets the Burger Weekly seal of approval.
In-N-Out Burger is located at 310 Harvey Drive in Glendale, California, and at 284 other locations in California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and Texas (with more on the way).