In all honesty – I don’t mind eating at fast food restaurants. In Canada, every now and again, I will crave a McDonald’s Big Mac. It’s never great but it’s edible. The quality is consistently average, and if you get a decent burger – you are pleasantly surprised.
In-N-Out Burger has 281 restaurants, located in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah and Texas. It is not a publicly traded franchise and the owners have restricted expansion to ensure consistent food quality. Each restaurant must be within one day’s driving distance from the distribution centre.
Whenever I hear that someone I know is planning a trip to Vegas, I tell them to eat at In-N-Out Burger. It is off the strip, but worth the cab fare. So far in the past two weeks, we have eaten at 3 different In-N-Out Burger locations in California. They serve burgers and fries. Nothing is pre-made. Everything is cooked when you order it. Burgers are never frozen and contain no filler – just top quality beef. French Fries are cut everyday and deep-fried to order. In-N-Out restaurants do not have freezers or microwaves on site.
The menu consists of three varieties of burgers: hamburger, cheeseburger, and double-double (double meat, double cheese). Burgers come with lettuce, tomato, onion, and sauce – server will ask if you want onions. French fries, soda and milkshakes are also available. Not only is the food freshly made – it is very economical. John and I order a double-double, a cheeseburger, two fries, and two drinks for $12. I once ordered a milkshake – it was delicious. Made with real ice cream and strawberries – it was the best milkshake I have ever had. Unfortunately it had 590 calories! I don’t exercise enough in a week to work that off.
I have actually tried to convince John that if we ever lived close – we could eat solely at In-N-Out Burger. Milkshakes for brunch, and full meal deal for supper. Cost would be $16 per day or $480 per month! I might even consider walking there.