Monday, January 14, 2013

In-n-Out Burger

In-n-Out Burger is a regional chain located throughout California, Nevada, and a few other states. I took a short trip and met up with a few pro eaters to get my "initiation" to this famous burger spot.

Tropicana Location in Las Vegas
The panda made it over 29 years without having In-n-Out Burger. Really only because I've lived in states that don't have this place. People say, "You gotta try this place!" or "I swear by this holy spot like some loyal worshiper!" Um, sure.

I met up with competitive eaters Naader Reda, Juan Rodriguez, and Miki Sudo for this one. Basically dubbed this the Panda In-n-Out Initiation.

Since the people here will basically customize your order how you want it (within reason), I pretty much stuck with the basic burger menu: Double-double, cheeseburger, and hamburger. I upgraded for an order of animal fries because I've always been intrigued by that. Total came to around $11.50 with tax.

Hamburger, cheeseburger, double-double in back
Animal-style fries in front!
Fresh vegetables are key to a burger. Check. Juicy patty? Check. Oh look, they toasted the bun! Win. The fries, as far as appearance goes, reminded me of McDonald's fries, but at least I saw the people actually placing the potatoes in the potato slicing machine. Can't beat that. All four of us still believe that there must be some type of drug in the animal sauce, because it left me wanting more burgers and fries.

A couple of my friends also got the well-done fries. That and a couple of protein burgers might be in order next time. With more animal sauce, of course.

There's a video of me eating the food. You know, just to document my initiation.

People love shakes, but I had to pass. The panda can't handle excess dairy. The cheese in the burgers was enough. I do hear the shakes are good, though.

Frankly, In-n-Out is a great way to satisfy your fast-food fix. I can't honestly say it's the best burger or fries I've ever had, but In-n-Out is a hell of a lot better than the usual fast food I get. I at least see that part of why people love this place. I'm a fan and I'll definitely return for more. 7.5/10


  1. Wish there's a branch here in Malaysia but no luck so far. Best thing we have here is Carl's Junior, now that's fabulous!