My son ordered his beloved four-by-four, I had a one-patty cheeseburger, my daughter had the double-double, and my son’s girlfriend, who’s a vegetarian, had hers meatless (more tomatoes instead of meat). The four of us received a filling lunch for $22.
I hadn’t realized it before, but In-N-Out only serves burgers, fries and drinks. There are no lattes, burritos, chicken or fish sandwiches, or fake riblets. Looking at the web site, you will see that In-N-Out is family owned and has been in business since 1948. They own their own meatpacking plant which churns out 100% beef patties, use fresh American cheese, slice up all their vegetables in each restaurant, including lettuce and tomatoes, and hand-cut each potato as they are needed. In-N-Out doesn’t employ the use of heat lamps and none of the restaurants have freezers. They make their own buns, too. You can’t argue with freshness like that.
It’s got to be a great place to work, because some employees have been there 20 years. Of course, with a decent starting pay ($10 an hour) and complete benefit package including health, life, vision and dental insurance, 401K, and paid vacations, is it any wonder? I wonder if McDonald’s, Wendy’s, or Burger King can say the same.
I haven’t joined the In-N-Out cult yet, but I’m leaning in that direction.