In-N-out is known for treating their employees really well. All employees start work at $10.50 per hour, and according to those who work there, it is easy to quickly move up and make more money. Even more impressive is that all managers start at $100,000 salaries, plus bonuses. Lynsi Snyder is the president of In-N-Out. The 35-year-old has taken the family business to new levels while staying true to her grandparents’ vision. Here’s what you don’t know about one of the most popular burger businesses around.
They Treat Employees Really Well
The Snyder family, the founders of In-N-Out, always make it the utmost point to treat their employees with respect and hold them in high esteem. The chain also refers to them as ‘associates’, to give them a feeling of ownership for the restaurant. Reportedly, the benefits package is also very generous, especially when compared to the offerings of other fast food chain employers. In-N-Out was even ranked above one of the biggest tech companies on the planet for ‘best place to work,’ as you’ll read later.
At In-N-Out, there is a somewhat famed secret menu. Some regulars know about it and others have never heard of it. Well technically there’s a not-so-secret menu which you can even find on their website, and there is an actual super secret menu of other interesting orders and side orders.
Some items on the not so secret menu include double meat, the 3×3 meaning three patties of meat and three slices of cheese, and a 4×4. The super secret menu includes a root beer float, yellow chilies on any part of your order, and bun doughnuts. Wow, that sounds amazing and delicious. Who’s hungry?
In-N-Out Heirs Worked in the Back
The Snyders, Harry and Esther, were definitely very serious about keeping their family humble even amongst their tremendous success. They made their sons, Guy and Rich, do work like everyone else at starting at the company. They believed that placing them doing entry-level work would prevent them from being spoiled.
Guy’s daughter Lynsi, who is now the owner of the entire company, also had her first job working in the kitchen. Orange Coast Magazine reported, “She started out like everyone else in prep work, coring tomatoes, peeling potatoes, and slicing onions. ‘Of course, I would cry every time,’ she laughed. ‘I was really excited to work there, because it was the family business. It was fun, and I thought it would make my dad happy.’” After her father’s death, she is now the sole owner of the company, which she inherited at age 24.
Harry Snyder on the Atkins Diet
On that special secret menu, you will find the “protein burger,” which is actually just the meat wrapped in lettuce. This is not a new addition that is often attributed to diets like Atkins. However, in the 1970s, founder Harry Snyder started having his burgers made without the bun because he was trying to lose weight by going on a diet.
General Manager Carl Van Fleet said back in 2004, “Some people think that the protein burger came about recently because of all the Atkins dieters, but it’s been around since the late 1970s.” It sounds like the protein burger would be just as delicious as the one on the regular menu.
The Food Really Is Fresh
According to a former employee of In-N-Out turned journalist named Courtney, working at In-N-Out didn’t turn her off of fast food forever. In fact, she ate there every day. One reason is the food is always fresh. The vegetables are all prepared in the kitchen. The potatoes are peeled and sliced, the tomatoes are sliced hourly, lettuce is constantly being chopped, and the meat is never frozen.
It is also said that damaged produce like dark or wilted lettuce and bruised tomatoes are thrown out. Wow, talk about attention to detail. They also locally source their ingredients in order to maintain the freshness. There are even any freezers or microwaves located in the restaurants, which is a pretty amazing feat in this day and age.
There Are No Leftovers
Everything is made to order, which means there are never any leftovers for employees to take home. Associates say that every now and then there is produce to take home, as the store only works with fresh produce so anything from the day before would be thrown out anyway.
After hearing so many horror stories about fast food restaurants, not to mention the countless articles about employees doing disgusting things in the back while preparing food, this is definitely a breath of fresh air in the fast food world. Not to mention, knowing that everything is fresh makes you want to eat there even more.
Going Crazy in the Kitchen
According to a user on reddit with the screen name dravila9, sometimes employees will get a little bit creative and make up their own recipes to try out their ideas. He said, “I’ve made donuts putting the buns in the fryers with syrup from the shakes and coring out a potato and frying it and filling it with chopped meat patties, melted cheese, onions, chilies, and grilled tomatoes. Too good.”
Hmm that does sound pretty delicious, and we wonder if In-N-Out will ever allow any of its employees’ recipes to get on their menu or at the very least the not so secret menu.
Owner Is Youngest Female Billionaire
The In-N-Out chain was started by two newlyweds named Harry and Esther Snyder in 1948. They had two sons named Rich and Guy. The company has always stayed in the hands of the family. Lynsi Snyder is the daughter of Guy and inherited the company after the rest of her biological family passed away.
She was twenty-four years old when she inherited the company and has since become one of the youngest female billionaires in the world. Bloomberg reported that she is the youngest female billionaire in the U.S., and she also does not have a college education nor does she have any business training. Wow, can you imagine being born into such an insane amount of wealth?
Scandalous Burger Heiress
Lynsi Snyder is also notoriously private, although some information has seeped throughout the internet in recent years. Lynsi is now approximately thirty-four years old. She has also already been married four times and is the mother of four children. She was first married to Jeremiah Seawell who was her high school sweetheart.
Then came, Richard Martinez who was a former In-N-Out employee; the two had fraternal twins together, a boy and girl named Ella Jade and Silas Diego. Then she married Val Torres, Jr. who is a race car driver and they had one son together named Valentino Guy. Her most recent husband is Sean Ellingson whom she married in 2014. He was also a former In-N-Out employee and they have one son together named Layne. Well, at least she can most definitely afford to have all of her children.
You Are Videotaped
While the founder’s son Rich Snyder was the one running the company he realized that employees learned better from their mistakes when they could see what they were doing wrong. And thus, he introduced big brother. Just kidding…kind of. He actually introduced the method of videotaping his new trainees, and he used the footage to analyze their performances and techniques.
From there he created training videos for new employees based on the analysis he created. Wow, are we sure Rich wasn’t an analytics major? Sounds like he would fit right in as he kind of conducted his own study on his employees.
Seven Different Ways to Order Your Fries
According to employees, there are actually seven different ways to order your fries. Wow! For such a small menu that is certainly amazing. You can order fries well-done which are extra crispy fries. You can order fries light well which are a slightly more done than regular fries, but not all the way crispy like the well-done.
You can order fries lite, which have not been cooked as long as the others. You can order fries no-salt which are exactly what they sound like. You can order cheese fries which have two slices of melted cheese on top of them.
Craving Fries Yet?
And of course, you can order the famous animal style fries which have the melted cheese, plus grilled onions, and the famous secret spread used on the burgers. There are also a number of alterations for this one.
And lastly, you can order lemon fries, which you can make by yourself by grabbing a lemon wedge (which is next to the ice tea) and squeeze it on your fries. Alright, surely there are much more ways to dream up having your fries made now that we’ve gotten started, but this is a pretty amazing start. Excuse us while we salivate, but this definitely has us wanting to go grab some fries. Who else is craving some?!
In-N-Out Will Not Franchise
According to the founder’s granddaughter, Lynsi Snyder In-N-Out will never franchise. She told the OC Register, “We’re definitely not franchising and we’re not going to sell. So don’t expect mass expansion of In-N-Out anytime soon.” They reportedly do this in order to maintain tight control over all the stores’ operations. Lynsi continued, “Our focus (is) on quality. I think the customers really respect that.”
It’s also thought that if In-N-Out expanded too rapidly it would lose some of its attractiveness to customers as a special kind of fast food joint. Lynsi continued, “We’re not changing things like many other companies do. That’s kept us unique; it’s kept the customers feeling like we’re not a sellout.” And yes, that photo is Bernie Sanders making an In-N-Out stop.
Religious Message Inside Cups
Since the 1980s, In-N-Out has discretely included Bible verses within purchases from the store. Discretely printed on the bottom of their cups and wrappers you can find John 3:16 and the like.
John 3:16 is a very famous Bible verse which says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life,” which is the backbone of Christianity in a nutshell. After Harry Snyder’s death, their son Rich ran the company. Rich became a born-again Christian during this time period.
When he made the decision about the Bible verses he told the company spokesperson, “It’s just something I want to do.” In 1991, Snyder also approved a radio ad to be run at Christmas time that was overtly Christmasy. It said, “Ask Jesus to come and live in your heart today. Choose life by choosing Jesus. In-N-Out Burger wishes you a full and abundant life forever.”
There was some controversy surrounding the ad and the company took some heat for using the company to spread their religious beliefs but it clearly did no harm, as In-N-Out is doing better than ever. Tragically, Rich died in a plane crash in the 1990s.
You Must Go to University
In 1984, In-N- Out established their own “university” which was, of course, started to train service staff and managers how to be the very best at what they do and maintain consistent quality. Bloomberg reports that around 80 percent of managers came through the university ranks and later became career team members.
According to reddit poster dravila9, it is possible to rise to assistant manager or even manager positions without getting an actual college degree or even having previous management experience. The company would probably ask you to go to their own university, however. Still, it sounds like a pretty great deal to us!
Famous Chef Loves In-N-Out
Allegedly the uber famous late chef Julia Child was a massive In-N-Out fan, and she even carried around a list of restaurant addresses in her purse. This is kind of amazing as she specialized in French cuisine. Clearly, no one can withstand the power of an In-N-Out burger.
Allegedly, she had her assistant go grab her some cheeseburgers while in the hospital recovering from knee surgery. It would have been amazing to see Julia Child do her own take on an Animal Style burger while cooking on her show. Actually, now that we think of it, we will probably see Bobby Flay do something like this at some point if he hasn’t already.
If you live near an In-N-Out chain you might have noticed the palm trees out front. This isn’t just because the restaurant originated in California but they were actually placed there for a reason. Founder Harry Snyder started the crossed palm tree look back in 1972.
He actually got the idea from a film called It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. In the film, the characters look for buried treasure beneath crossed palm trees. The film was made in 1963 and starred a bunch of Hollywood heavyweights (at the time, anyway) like Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, and Milton Berle.
Amazing Benefits and Lowest Turnover Rates
According to an employee in Austin, employees really enjoy working at In-N-Out. The anonymous tipster submitted this comment to Glassdoor, “The benefits are amazing. I work part-time and have the option of dental, vision, and life insurance as well as paid vacation time.” Wow! There are pretty much no other places of work, much less fast food restaurants that offer such amazing benefits especially for only part-time workers.
The amazing way they treat their workers obviously accounts for the fact that In-N-Out has repeatedly been named as the fast food restaurant with the lowest turnover rates. Managers reportedly stay there an average of fourteen years. Even better, college students who have worked at the chain report that In-N-Out was very accommodating of their studies allowing them to shift their schedules to fit their class schedules. In-N-Out certainly sounds like an amazing place to work.
In-N-Out Loves Drag Racing
Apparently, the majority of the Snyder family loved drag racing. Founder of In-N-Out Harry Snyder had a fifty percent investment in developing a race track back in 1965. He also sold his burgers at the concession stand of course. This obviously trickled down to his granddaughter and current In-N-Out president Lynsi Snyder’s who was at one time married to race car driver, and has also been spotted regularly at the track. In-N-Out has become somewhat of a fixture on the drag racing scene.
Lynsi has even competed herself, including in the Super Gas and Top Sportsman Division 7 categories, according to the National Hot Rod Association. Lynsi reportedly told CBS, “I like an adrenaline rush. My dad (her late father Guy Snyder) took me to the racetrack for the first time when I was 2 or 3. Anything with a motor, that was in my blood.” Lynsi has also said that she has taken mechanic classes and even works under the hood of her own vehicles. In-N-Out also had their own car, sponsoring drag racer Melanie Troxel in 2010.
Best Way To Order Animal Fries
We mentioned earlier all the different ways you can order fries but this right here is insight on the best way to order animal fries. In an interview, a former manager who was referred to as Kathy gave the scoop on tips and tricks about In-N-Out and this was one of them.
“I like fries that are a little soft,” Kathy said. “But if you’re going to eat Animal fries, the best thing to do is to order them ‘fry well’ because the fries will hold their shape. They won’t get soft and mushy under all the sauce, especially if you take your time eating them.”
The Tastiest Secret Menu Burger!
Of course, everyone loves the original burger options at In-N-Out. You can get the burger, cheeseburger or double. If you know about the secret menu then you can have some fun with your burger. Well, Kathy revealed which burger not on the menu that is the best one to eat.
“The best burger I’ve eaten (that I never would’ve thought to make myself) is a Double-Single,” Kathy said. “It’s two burger patties, one slice of cheese, chopped chilies, chopped onions, and one tomato slice. The bun gets a spiral of mustard and a squeeze of lemon juice.”
Secret Item For Each Location
The secret menu is almost known by everyone now, but there is a bigger secret that customers do not know about. For each specific location, there is a secret item that only employees get to enjoy! Why don’t they share the goodness with everyone! The possibilities are endless for what they can be cooking up there.
“Every store has their own secret item that only the associates know how to make,” Kathy said. “Some stores will cut potatoes long ways and will make [fancy French fries] called mojos.” Others finely dice tomatoes, onions, and chilies, and top their burgers with the improvised salsa, she revealed.
Popular Location Means Wealthy Manager
We’ve already revealed how well employees are treated, but let’s dive a little deeper into that subject. A busy store can mean a big year for managers. If you are working at a location you know gets tons of traffic, then it might be in your best interest to grind so you can become a manager and here is why.
“There are store managers who have busy stores who make more than a quarter of a million dollars a year,” Kathy told us. “I knew a store manager who made $350,000.” That much money to manage a fast food place is nuts!
Like the case with many other establishments, a great way to get hired somewhere is if you get referred by someone who already is employed at the job. In-N-Out is no different in that department. Now if you want to make your way your up so you can reel in that big payday for management positions and you don’t already work there, you better go get to know someone!
“They have a program called Multiplying Winners,” Kathy said. “If you refer someone who gets hired, you get paid.” She also said that plenty of siblings work together.
Managers Get Exclusives
By now you know that being a manager at In-N-Out comes with great perks, but there is something else that managers get that we have not mentioned yet. On top of the immense potential earnings, you have a shot at seeing the world for free! In-N-Out seems like the place to be.
“My store manager went [on an all-expenses-paid trip by In-N-Out to Germany,” she said. “He stayed at a five-star hotel. And he said that he realized that if he worked all of his life, he probably could never afford something like this on his own.”
If you have ever noticed in the condiment section they have lemon wedges. What these lemon wedges are used for is entirely up to you but there is one method that can certainly quench your thirst. Many people pass on buying a drink and go straight for a water cup, well next time this is what you should do.
On top of lemons being there, you can also find sugar. Now you have all the ingredients to make some fresh lemonade! Tell your friends, tell your wife, tell anybody so they don’t have to waste money on a fountain drink anymore.
Three in One
For those who love sweets and like to have dessert after a meal, this one is for you. Sure, you can order an original shake but why go so basic. This is one of the secret menu items that is worth it and tastes amazing. It is called the Neapolitan shake.
Just ask for one next time you have the urge to pair your savory with something sweet. You will for sure be full and might even fall into a food coma once you finish all the food. The shakes are thick so be prepared to have your lungs tested!
Paris Blamed the Burger
Maybe it was a secret to Paris Hilton how good In-N-Out burgers until she had her first one. Once she got the experience of the succulent burger on her taste buds, she had to get more. At least, that is what we are assuming what happened because she was ready to risk it all for one.
One night she was pulled over while she was on her way to get some In-N-Out. She was arrested for drunk driving. She told Ryan Seacrest that she was driving “a little fast” because she “just wanted some In-N-Out”. Secrets out of the bag, In-N-Out can cause you to get arrested.
Can’t Get Any Bigger
A 4×4 burger is already pretty intense and massively contributes to clogged arteries, but did you know you could have ordered something bigger than that? One time in Vegas, some customers ordered a 100×100 that ended up costing them close to 100 dollars. They ate it and posted the experience online.
After this, management prohibited anything larger than 4×4 to be ordered. Just take a look at that picture, would you want to have to chef up something that huge? And to the customers that ordered it, there is no telling how they were feeling after they finished that beast of a meal.
A Mix of Burger and Fry
This was not included earlier on the list of fries you can order because technically, it could be qualified as a burger as well. Sometimes people just have the urge to eat a patty with fries. What would you call that? A fry burger possibly, but this is called Roadkill fries.
Even though the name has fries in it don’t let that fool you. What it is exactly is animal style fries with a flying dutchman on top. Two patties with cheese in between lay atop some of the most delicious fries out there. This will certainly please your belly with one bite.
Chili Cheese Fries?
This is so much a secret that we should not even be posting this here, but this is one of those “legend has it” deals. Because have you ever heard of anyone getting chili cheese fries from In-N-Out? Well, today is your lucky day because you are about to learn how to get some.
Look at the picture, don’t they look amazing? In order to get your hands on this treat, you must be ready for rejection. If you go in and ask two times for an order or chili cheese fries and they say no, once you ask for the third time you will be rewarded.
Revolutionized The Game
While Harry Snyder was out picking up fresh ingredients, Esther Snyder was in charge of accounting when In-N-Out first opened. The chain is marked as the first one to have a two-way speaker for drive-thru capabilities. In a Steve Jobs manner, Harry came up with the intercom idea so you can really get in and out.
Before 1948 when this came about, there were drive-ins where carhops completed your order and took your food to you. That is similar to how Sonic does it today. Clearly, this was a revolutionary idea to implement so kudos to Harry.
That Arrow Was Not Always There
That huge yellow arrow was not always a staple of In-N-Out. The sign used to say “No Delay” all way up until 1954. That means before 1954, the burger lovers didn’t get to enjoy the iconic arrow that we of the modern time have come to love.
Whenever one sees that huge arrow in the sky when they are on the freeway its almost like euphoria runs through the body even if you are not going to get any food. Californians relate the symbol happiness because those burgers are known to make you happy. Just like kids love seeing that big M for McDonald’s.
The truth about the animal style burger is here. The restaurant did not come up with that idea. Requests from diners are the real reason the burger came into existence. Seems like it must have taken a certain amount of requests to finally get that idea added to the secret menu.
It came around in 1961 and the burger game was changed forever. It is cool for the chain to take the requests. It’s one thing to listen but it is another to actually do what they were being asked to do. If you live in California then there is a high chance you have had an animal style burger.
The Monkey Style Burger
This is another item that began as just a rumor. The monkey style burger is a double-double with animal style fries shoved inside, scrumptious. When it was just a rumor, trying to order one would infuriate the employees. Even until this day, you might get an unkind look if you order one of these bad boys.
Why are they mad about this order? Probably because you can easily do it yourself. Also because it most likely is not on the computer for the list of items to order so the cashier might have to enter in the pricing manually.
Did Someone Say Medium Rare?
When you go to an actual sit down and eat restaurant and order a burger, you have options on how you want that burger made. The waiter or waitress usually asks how would you like that cooked and per usual you say medium rare. You cannot do that at Burger King or Wendys.
Lucky for you, In-N-Out has that option. They may not ask you, but if you tell them while you order then you are sure to get the type burger you want. The medium rare with the pinkish hue to it. The only place you can’t do this is in Nevada.
Order for Pup!
Have you ever wanted your dog to enjoy the luxury of eating an In-N-Out burger? Rewind, have you just ever wanted your dog to enjoy the same food you eat simultaneously? That is something dog owners think about at times. They are always just munching on their plain old dog food.
Well never fret, In-N-Out is here to save the day. They have a secret menu for dogs and you can order a treat for your dog. It is called a Pup Patty which is a salt-less patty. Now you can order for your dog and eat your burger with him or her!
The Grilled Cheese
Sometimes a patty is not what you want. Sometimes you just want everything that encompasses a classic In-N-Out burger just minus the meat. As wild as that sounds, it’s quite fine. You can order the grilled cheese. It is basically everything that comes on the hamburger just without the patty.
This option is most likely for those who do not eat meat. Those who have had give it positives reviews and plus they wouldn’t have it on the secret menu if it was a bad thing to eat. One day if you are feeling adventurous, pick up one of these instead of the regular one.
That’s What A Hamburgers All About!
For those of you reading this and do not reside in an area that is home to In-N-Out, then we are sorry. This article probably did not make things better for you. The silver lining is, next time you are on a road trip you might want to swing by a state that has an In-N-Out.
Just by looking at the picture above you can tell that these burgers are no joke. People wait in immense lines just to have the chance to have one of the greatest burgers on the west coast. With all the combinations you just learned about there should be many trips to In-N-Out in your future.
In-N-Out Adds Hot Cocoa To The Menu, People Freak Out
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A restaurant adding hot cocoa to their menu might not sound like a big deal, but it is for In-N-Out. That’s because it’s the first time the burger chain has added a new item to its menu in 15 years. (The last item they added was lemonade.)
Once In-N-Out started teasing adding a new item, it’s diehard followers started to get more than excited about it. The item ended up being hot cocoa, which In-N-Out announced in January 2018. Made with hot water, cocoa and topped with mini marshmallows, the item costs $1.60.
There’s A Story Behind The Cocoa
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In-N-Out could have added onion rings, fried zucchini, or a variety of other items that would have complimented their menu. But there’s a reason behind the selection of hot cocoa. Lynsi Snyder explained her decision in a statement: “This is actually the return of hot cocoa. My grandparents, Harry and Esther Snyder, served it for many years beginning in the ’50s. I’m not sure how it fell off the menu, but it’s part of our culture and something special for kids, and I’m happy that we’re bringing it back. So it turns out, Snyder added the item to honor her grandparents, who started it all.
Cocoa Had Previously Been On The Menu
Even the most diehard followers of In-N-Out may not have known that cocoa had previously been on the limited menu. Back in the 1960s, hot cocoa at In-N-Out cost just 15 cents. Snyder said, “For a certain generation, hot cocoa is an In-N-Out classic, and we hope it will be a favorite of a new generation. It’s quality cocoa from Ghirardelli, and yes, we serve it with marshmallows!”
In the image above, you can see that hot chocolate is listed at the bottom of the menu for 15 cents, along with milk and lemonade.
After The Golden Globes, Everyone Went To In-N-Out
After the 2018 Golden Globes let out, where do you think all the stars headed for a late night bite? In-N-Out, of course. Just like the rest of us, the craving for burgers and animal-style fries is unrelenting for the biggest people in the show business. Once the award ceremony ended, Film Director Guillermo Del Toro celebrated his Best Director of 2018 win with a burger. Aziz Ansari took his Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Musical or Comedy to In-N-Out too. He and his co-star Eric Wareheim posted their burger mission to Instagram. The best part is Wareheim holding the award! Probably not the best idea to leave it in the car, anyway.
In-N-Out Hits The Las Vegas Strip
Many believe it was long overdue, but in December of 2017, an In-N-Out restaurant was opened right on the Las Vegas strip. Located at the Linq Promenade, the In-N-Out is open until 1 a.m. for anyone searching for a burger after dancing, gambling or seeing a show. The location is an expansive 5,023 square feet. So don’t worry about packing into a small store to get your fix. The best part about it? The prices stay the same! So while others are buying that surf and turf at Vegas pricing, you can scarf down a meal for $10.
Beyonce Posts Her In-N-Out Order, And It’s So Classy
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There are very few people who have social media accounts and haven’t posted images of their food. Beyonce is no exception. The only differences are that her In-N-Out post received over 300,000 likes on Instagram, and her photo is as classy as it gets. Her In-N-Out is not only sitting on a real plate (does anyone else do that?) but she’s also enjoying it with some bubbly. Maybe champagne with grapefruit? Beyonce is without a doubt, one of the hardest working people out there, and after a busy week on the road, she definitely deserves to treat herself to some In-N-Out.
Lynsi Snyder On The Same Level As Zuckerberg, Tops Google In Workplace Ratings
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At 35-years-old, Lynsi Snyder has elevated herself to become a notable CEO. In fact, FierceCEO has compared her to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, Rich Lesser, CEO of Boston Consulting, and Bob Bechek, CEO of Bain. Why? That’s because all five of these CEOs, including Snyder, have top approval ratings for providing a great workplace for its employees. Snyder’s company even topped Google, with a 96% approval rating. Snyder’s grandparents and father would be so proud of where she’s taken the family business.
In-N-Out Teases Dubai With Pop-Up Restaurant
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Part of the appeal of In-N-Out is its exclusivity- you can’t get it everywhere. Cities are ecstatic when they hear of plans of the burger joint coming to their area. And East Coasters make a point to stop at the restaurant when they’re traveling on the West Coast. Residents of Dubai, across the world from California, were excited to try out the famous burgers when In-N-Out opened a surprise pop-up restaurant in the city in December 2017. In-N-Out has never opened an international location and disappointed everyone when they said it was just a test, and they have no immediate plans to permanently open a location in Dubai.
Australia Opens Pop-Up Immitation Restaurant
Australians who have traveled to California and tasted the delicious burgers of In-N-Out are having serious FOMO (fear of missing out) without a single location on their entire continent. A pop-up restaurant appeared at the Sir John Young Hotel in Sydney, where the staff of Hashtag Burgers did their best to impersonate the famous In-N-Out menu items. They called it “Down-N-Out” and the shop held its location outside of a laid-back pub for two weeks. However, it couldn’t be and was never the same. The burgers were bigger, and their secret menu was different. Not to mention, they were charging the US equivalent of $7.44 for the standard burger. Nice try, guys.
Gordon Ramsay’s In-N-Out Confession
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One of the most well-known top chefs in the world, Chef Gordon Ramsay speaks his mind. So what were his thoughts on In-N-Out? Surprising. Ramsay stated, “People think Americans are obese and burgers are bad for them- they are delicious. In-N-Out burgers were extraordinary.” The MasterChef host then went on to confess just how great he thinks the burgers are. “I was so bad, I sat in the restaurant, had my double cheeseburger then minutes later I drove back ’round and got the same thing again to take away.”
Newlywed Couple Creates In-N-Out Photoshoot
When it’s your wedding, you do whatever you want. You splurge and pay the big bucks to have everything you ever dreamed on your special day. We like where this couple’s head was at: In-N-Out! After their wedding in Las Vegas, newlywed couple Ethel Ng and Jonathan Law went to In-N-Out for a photo shoot while in their gown and tux. A couple with this playful sense of humor is sure to last. The photos turned out great, too!
Food Network Host Says In-N-Out Is The Only Fast Food She Eats
Chefs, fitness trainers- there are a few types of people you would expect to stay away from fast food. And that’s the case for Food Network Host Ina Garten. That is, with one exception: In-N-Out Burger. The TV host of Barefoot Contessa, (and a former staff member of the White House!) told Today, “I have to say, I don’t eat fast food at all, with one exception. When we’re in California doing book tours, we always have to go to In-N-Out Burger.” Who can blame her? You can begin to smell the delicious burgers wafting through the air before you even get off the interstate. The In-N-Out sign and the trademark palm trees beckon you to stop by and get a bite.
Vault Forty-Eight For Avid Collectors
In-N-Out designs merchandise like t-shirts, hoodies, and keychains for visitors to purchase, but the really serious fanatics purchase the Vault Forty-Eight items. This curated collection of In-N-Out Burger merchandise includes a $130 black and gold watch with the iconic palm trees, and a matching watch and tie. There’s also a retro duffle bag that’s a throwback to the 1960s logo. If you have a friend or family member who can’t get enough In-N-Out, these unique items have low-key branding that only the hardcore In-N-Out fans will recognize.
Social Media Pranks Lead To Restraining Order
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In March 2018, a prankster by the name Cody Roeder (YouTube handle: Trollmunchies) was served with a restraining order by In-N-Out Burgers. Roeder had posed as the company’s CEO at two different restaurant locations in Los Angeles, at one point beginning an argument with a customer and throwing a burger to the ground. That, as well as other antics, were filmed and posted to social media. In-N-Out Executive Vice President Arnie Wensinger said in a statement, “We have recently seen an increase of visitors to our stores, who are not customers but instead are intentionally disruptive and who then try to promote themselves through social media.” The company is seeking damages amounting to $25,000.