A new consumer survey has crowned In-N-Out Burger as the nation’s fast food favorite, while giving low marks to iconic burger giants McDonald’s and Burger King.
In-N-Out Burger, which started as a ‘ma and pa’ burger place in Baldwin Park, California in 1948, pulled in the top marks among the 36,733 readers of a Consumer Reports poll for the chain’s quality of food and service, as well as value and speed.
Unlike the biggest chains (McD’s, BK, TBell), which consumers complained had “uninspiring food” and “only so-so service,” In-N-Out – known for selling only burgers, fries, and milkshakes – uses no frozen products and all items are made to order.
Hamburger patties are ground from whole chucks by in-house butchers, and fries are cut in the stores, fried in vegetable oil. Buns are also baked in-house.
As of now In-N-Out burger only has restaurants in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Texas, but I for one am hoping that they bring one to Florida so I can get my hands on some of that Animal Style goodness.
If you don’t believe the hype regarding the cult-followed burger establishment, watch the following video, which shows a woman break down in tears of joy when an In-N-Out is opened near her Texas home.