Let’s review In-N-Out Burger!
Our #SaturChains review takes another visit outside our usual Wichita coverage to Las Vegas where I stopped by the popular In-N-Out Burger. The regional fast food restaurant chain was founded in Baldwin Park, California back in 1948. The restaurant is primarily in California and the southwest part of the country. There are close to 350 locations with the closest one being in Texas.
For this particular review, I stopped by the In-N-Out location right off of the strip in Las Vegas.
When it comes to cult followings, In-N-Out Burger is right up there with one of the biggest. The place was packed on my visit with a line stretching nearly out the door. This wasn’t my first experience with In-N-Out Burger but it was certainly one I rarely get my hands on due to how far away they are.
On this review, I went with a simple burger and fries meal. I know people suggest getting it ‘animal style’. I’m always of the opinion that if a restaurant can put out a good regular burger then they can do anything.
In-N-Out did a great job of getting people through the line. It was a well-oiled machine with many employees working hard to meet the demand of every customer. Even with the huge line, it didn’t take me long to get my food.
The best part about my burger was “the spread” which was a Thousand Island dressing variant. Otherwise, I found the rest of my meal to be underwhelming and bland.
The burger patty itself was very dry. Just take a look. I wasn’t concerned with how thin it was as I could have ordered a double but “the spread” and tomatoes looked like a way to disguise just how dry and bland the actual burger was.
There are some pretty boring fries in the national fast food space. Burger King is one of those places that fits the mold and In-N-Out Burgers wasn’t far off.
In talking about popular restaurants of any sort, people often say, “I don’t get the hype”. For me, I don’t try to understand the hype as everybody has different taste buds, preferences and definitions of what they consider good. There’s no point in trying to make sense out of it all.
Personally, In-N-Out Burger doesn’t crack any sort of lists for me whether its best burgers, best national chain, best anything. I’m sure it’ll draw some ire but that’s what I’m sticking with.
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