Another key component to their success has got to be their commitment to freshness. Not only are their meat fresh, so are their fries, they are cut right before they are fried. Combine this with very reasonable prices and it results into an almost cult-like following. Cable Car Guy wasn't exactly hungry, so he went for the simple Hamburger done "Animal Style". Animal... what? You see, there used to be this secret menu (which is not really all that secret anymore), where you can get the burgers and fries Animal Style. For the burger, it means stuffing it with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, grilled onions and sauce. For the fries, it's much of the same thing, except there is cheese. I didn't want Animal Style since I was not that hungry and went for a plain Double Double (yes, I do realize this is a total contradiction).
One bite into that soft toasted bun, freshly cooked patty and sauce, I was in heaven. What a tasty burger (said a la Samuel L Jackson)! Cable Car Guy got his fries done "well", which means they were fried a bit longer resulting in more crispiness. Fries are solid; but the burger is the star. I only wish that there were more locations of In-N-Out because the closest location to me is in Redding, CA and that ain't exactly close.
- Fresh meat, freshly cut potatoes
- It's cheap!
- The food just tastes good
- If you wanted something other than a burger, no dice
- It's always busy (of course it is)