Reader: In-N-Out is the best of the worst, and that's not good enough

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Today's the day you can have a shipment of In-N-Out double-double burgers sent to your home in In-N-Out-deprived Colorado -- if you're willing to pay $50, plus shipping, for two of them.

Deal, but no deal, says Devin:

I love In-N-Out, but it is like a nice treat when I get out of town in those areas, kind of like Krispy Kreme used to be. I don't want it available all the time, and not at that price.

Jon S. is far less charitable:

In-N-Out could only be considered good if your only frame of reference is other fast food burgers. Being the best of the worst doesn't make a burger worth eating, or writing about for that matter. So congratulations, In-N-Out: if McDonalds gets an F- in the world of burger grades, you get an F+. Whoop de shit.

Have you eaten at an In-N-Out? Is it truly the stuff of legends? Or just....stuff?




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Kyle
Kyle

I would give my left nut to have a In-N Out burger come to Denver!!!

Steveo65
Steveo65

I love In-N-Out, and would be happy if they expanded to Colorado. But I do agree with Devin, it is a treat when I go to Las Vegas and California. I guess that's part of the allure.

denverben
denverben

"Best of the worst" is a little unfair... In-N-Out has made several business decisions that distinguish them from most other fast food joints. From most reports, they treat their employees very well (including by paying them significantly more than industry standard wages), and they make a genuine effort to use fresher and more high-quality ingredients. The reason they won't build any restaurants outside of the few states where they are now is that they won't build locations that are further away than a certain distance (I don't remember the specific number) from their distribution centers, in order to maintain greater quality control.

BM
BM

I agree with Jon S.  Just look at the burgers in the picture...nothing says gourmet like the heel of a head of iceberg lettuce. 

Ah, I miss the good ol' days, when McDonald's packaged their burgers with polystyrene, instead of actually putting it ON their burgers like In-N-Out does.

Nobo Bear
Nobo Bear

Eat at In-N-Out maybe once or twice a year: I visit family regularly that have an In-N-Out just down the road from their house.

Maybe not "stuff", but, it is a fast-food burger, albeit, better than McD, Burger King. What really drives the mania, IMO, is that they do one of the better fries out there: hot out of the fryer when served to you, no heat lamps like other places.

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