Okay, I’ll admit it…I’m a California-born-and-raised girl who’s not in love with In-N-Out. I don’t NOT like it; I just don’t think it’s awesomely wonderful like so many others do. (Gasp, gasp!) So, when In-N-Out came to Utah a year and a half ago, we didn’t zoom over and wait in the mile-long lines for a hamburger. Actually, last week was the first time we have visited a Utah In-N-Out.
We visited the American Fork location when the lines were short and chose the drive-through option. As you know if you’ve ever visited an In-N-Out, the menu is short and simple (basically hamburgers, cheeseburgers, shakes, drinks, & fries) and cheap (less than $2 for a basic burger). We each got a cheeseburger or hamburger, fries, and shakes.
The service was quick and good…they offered us paper mats to keep our car clean and stickers for the kids (if you haven’t been before, there’s no kid menu). The burgers were alright, not the flame-broiled juicy patties I love. Better than the most basic burger at other fast food joints, but there are other fast food burgers I like better. I like the special sauce (akin to Thousand Island) and the fact that everything is fresh without fillers. There also is plenty of lettuce on the burger, which I like. The fries have a good potato flavor, but they are very short. Our milkshakes were good, basic milkshakes – the thinner kind you can drink through a straw, but again, nothing special.
One thing I’ve gotta give In-N-Out is consistency – they are consistently the same everywhere you go. So, if you’ve been to an In-N-Out, you know what you’re gonna get. If you haven’t been and are in the mood for a cheap hamburger, you should go just to say that you’ve been.
Next time I go, though, I’m going to venture out to order off their “Not-So-Secret Menu”. Maybe that would make a believer. Haven’t heard of the “Not-So-Secret Menu”? Watch for it in an upcoming post.