Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Cheeseburger at In-N-Out

In-N-Out frequently gets ranked as one of the top burger chains in America, and even though it's only found on the West Coast, it's fame is known nation wide. This fame is partly due to quality, partly consistency, part affordability and partly for their not so secret menu. You can order your burgers "animal style" which grills the mustard right into the burger, or 'Animal Fries" which are fries topped with spread, melted cheese and grilled onions. You can check out the entire secret menu here.

In-N-Out Burger
First opened in 1946 in Baldwin Park in SoCal and has now has over 250 locations in Cali, Utah, Nevada and Arizona. When new locations open up, the line-ups can be miles long and they often don't settle down for months.
The menu (apart for the secret menu) is remarkably simple. Burgers or Cheeseburgers, Fries, Sodas and Shakes, and like other joints with limited menus, they do those few things really, really well.

Cheeseburger at In-N-Out
Today I ordered the cheeseburger. A single 4oz patty topped with fresh onion, lettuce, tomato, american cheese and spread. The bun was lightly toasted, warm, soft and chewy. The burger was a nice medium-well doneness that was juicy and flavorful, however I would have liked a bit more beef (next time I'll order the double instead). The spread had a nice vinegary tang that cut through the fattiness perfectly.

In-N-Out has to go down as one of the most affordable quality burgers around. The burger was only $2.30 and a double is just a buck more- which is a hell of a deal and why In-N-Out is a real contender in my search for the best burger around.

Aburgeraday rating: 8/10

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