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Tasting is believing. It’s not your usual hamburger with fries and ketchup.
At the In-N-Out California-based fast-food chain locations, the food they serve is amazing – fresh-ground beef and fresh potatoes for the best fast-food burgerI’ve ever eaten.
The menu consists of three burger varieties: the “Double-Double”(two patties and two slices of cheese) and the classic cheeseburger and hamburger; French fries, various fountain drinks, and vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry milkshakes. The burgers come with fresh lettuce and tomato, with or without onions, and a “home-made” sauce they call the “Spread”.
An essential menu – but one with a secret. Online, you’ll find the special variations you can order at any location, though their existence is revealed only on the chain’s website: www.in-n-out.com
So either you’re an In-N-Out aficionado and you already know all the “ins and outs,” or I strongly advise taking a look at the online menu, since at the restaurants you’ll only see the “official” items.
The first location was opened in California, in a Los Angeles suburb, in 1948 by Harry Snyder and his wife Esther, who decided to win customer loyalty by offering fresh foods in a friendly, typically American ambience. They were an immediate success and in a short time, their enterprise had grown to a chain of 18 privately-owned restaurants. They decided not to adopt the franchise scheme but to retain direct control over all their locations.
Today, the first-generation Snyders are long gone and their only granddaughter, Lynsi, manages the company, following her grandparents’ philosophy and providing excellent fast-food service.
Today, there are 329 In-N-Outs throughout the south-west and in particular in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Texas, and Oregon.
I must say that not all fast-food restaurants are the same and – above all – not all hamburgers are: those made of meat that hasn’t been frozen meat are much tastier and “healthier.”