Locations (mostly California)
sampled in February 2005
After hearing all the hype constantly about In-n-Out burger, how “there’s nothing that compares in NYC! In-n-Out rocks!” and how people crave it when they’re over here on the East Coast, I had to get my butt to a location when I found myself in the San Jose/San Francisco area last. I can’t tell you which location this was exactly except it was in San Jose and the drive through line when we got there around 7 or 8 pm was crazy long (I took a picture of that, too, but it’s not that interesting. Really.).
Earlier in the day, Craig had gone to InO with his coworkers for lunch, gotten a single, and consequently been really disappointed after all the hype. When he’d heard that I was disappointed that apparently, I would not be trying InO on this visit, he agreed to go again (he didn’t know that I wanted to try it); also so that he could give it another try to see what the hell the big deal was.
One of InO’s “things”/gimmicks/bonus points? is that nothing is frozen, ever. The fries? Never been frozen. The burgers? Nope, all fresh or something and made on premises I think. Pretty weird.
The fries sucked. They were really dry and starchy- did they not rinse them enough? This time one of us got the double and I don’t know who it was. Whatever. The burgers were aiight, but not particularly special. I was like, whatever, about the whole thing; after all the hype, it was disappointing.
Yvo says: I guess if you’re driving by one you should try it just to see what the hype is, but I wouldn’t go back of my own volition- like if someone said, “I really want InO!” I’d be like, ok. But otherwise, no thanks. I’ll stick to Shake Shack in NYC (review to come… after I get pictures) for the best burgers in the universe along with amazing fries. And good drinks. And… rats in the bushes. Hahahahah.