Getting back on track with my USA adventures, this one surely had to have a post on its own. For those that have travelled to the USA you’ve surely heard of IN-N-OUT Burgers. It is one of the biggest burger chains prodominantly in California (the west coast).
The genius behind it all, Harry Snyder, developed the drive through concept in 1948 whereby customers would receive their food without having to step out of the vehicle and to that he also came up with a 2 way speaker device which explains the name of the enterprise. So they say, the rest is history…
On our roadtrip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, we have an obligatory lunch pitt stop at In-N-Out Barstow. Sadly it was the only time I had In-N-Out throughout my whole trip and boy do I wish how things could have been different.
America’s regular is Australia’s large – no kidding. Most of their fast food chains have unlimited refills of soft drink and/or juices.
Our stash of food from the secret menu!
Secret, you say? Yes, a secret menu that isn’t displayed yet so many know about, through word of mouth I presume. These double double cheese burgers and fries are done animal style. What that means is that there’s an extra dollop of “spread” (which is very similar to a thousand island dressing), melted cheese and grilled onions. It sounds so simple but I promise you it is heavenly and necessary at that.
Fries, Animal Style
This only way In-N-Out fries should be eaten. You can ask for your fries to be cooked at different levels - I like mine well done for that extra crunch (I love my fries!!) however I think they only gave me regular cooked.
Patties can be cooked to preference also. I’m not sure what the exact term is but we requested for our patties to be cooked medium and I found that the meat patty was much more tender and it got to the point where it was melting in my mouth. Ohhh my.
A double double cheeseburger, fries and a regular drink is $6.45 for the meal. I think the price is ridiculously cheap, especially considering you get the lot! I can’t quite remember if there was an extra charge for animal style, but I’m sure there was, not much though.
Layers of goodness
There are many, and I mean many, burger chains out there in America. I have to say this is probably my favourite of them all. There is already 281 In-N-Out locations, with more to be in the works. I eat it each and every time I travel to the States; it is mandatory I have In-N-Out at least once. If I don’t, well, let’s not ever think of that scenario.
How I wish I could have me one of those burgers and fries animal style right now. I still haven’t been able to find anything in Sydney remotely close to this heavenly fast food chain. So the hunt continues ….. but I doubt I’ll be successful.
2821 Lenwood Road
Barstow, CA 92311
Tel: (800) 786-1000