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How do you IN-N-OUT?

Not trying to stir up a debate on whether In-N-Out makes a good burger or not.

Just want to know HOW you like your burger when you do go to In-N-Out.

Here's how I like mine:

2 patties
1 slice of cheese (in between the patties)
Ketchup (none of that faux 1000 Island-ish sauce/spread)
Tomato (1 slice only)
Onions (grilled)
Untoasted bun

And you?

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  1. So exactly how do you place your ORDER when you want that?

    I'm pretty easy:
    Double-Double (either Animal style or regular no onions)
    Fries "well-done"

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    1. re: allegro805

      This is my script:

      "Double-double, with one slice of cheese, in the tuck, lettuce and single tomato, hold the sauce, but with ketchup, grill the onions, but leave the bun raw."

      Just like those uber-Starbucks customers with their ultra complicated orders, when I all want is a "short drip"! :-)

      1. re: ipsedixit

        Way too much trivial information stuck in my head... the way to order the burger part itself on that is a 2x1. By the same token, a Double-Double with extra cheese is a 2x4. If you want a Double-Double without the cheese, it's called a Double Meat.

        Then there's the Flying Dutchman... two patties of meat, two slices of cheese. And that's it.

              1. re: SRosie

                protien style is just a normal burger, but lettuce wrapped.

        1. re: ipsedixit

          And how often do they screw it up? I always hesitate when making an order too custom because of that fear.

          1. re: sasha1

            Happily, if something does go wrong, they are amazingly good at fixing it. You get the new one cheerfully done right in a couple of minutes, and if you sounded the least bit perturbed about it then you might end up with some coupons for the next time you're there, too.

            1. re: sasha1

              They really don't screw it up that often (at least at the 2 locations that I frequent).

              Also, when they do flub the order, more often than not they let you keep the "defective burger" and offer you a free "correct burger" as a replacement.

          2. re: allegro805

            cheeseburger w/grilled onions ~~ protein style

            Fries, well-done ~~ animal style

            Diet Coke

          3. DD animal style...crispy fries.

            1. -a 2x1 "with"
              -fries well done

              (edit: fries animal style on occasion)

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              1. re: OCAnn

                we dont have in and out in canada...what the heck is animal style?

                1. re: icey

                  It's fries topped w/extra sauce, a slice of cheese & grilled onions. On your receipt it comes out "Grrr" (=animal style).

                  1. re: OCAnn

                    A burger animal style, though, has grilled onions and is fried in mustard... and it's listed as "ANIMAL" -- the "GRRR" designation is only for fries. :)

                    You can also get protein-style, which is with lettuce leaves in place of the bun -- and getting it both ways results in your receipt being notated "DBL DBL ANIMAL PROTEIN". :)

              2. Double-double with grilled onions
                Fries well done

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                1. Being a Vegetarian - I go for the grilled cheese animal style - fries (A/S or not...depends on how fat I wanna get) and a chocolate shake! Mmmmm..we need one here in Asheville!

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                  1. re: jbyoga

                    i'm not a vegetarian but i like the grilled cheese too for a nice light lunch.

                    however, i used to get 3 cheeseburgers with onions (not grilled) and i would order them one at a time so i could have a piping hot burger each time. I got a coke and regular fries with that. that was lunch back in the day when i had a good metabolism.

                    1. re: choctastic

                      time delayed ordering... one of the signs of a true chowhound!

                      1. re: amkirkland

                        i did get strange looks one time. ah well, hot burgers are worth a few strange looks.

                      2. re: choctastic

                        I use to know people that would order a 4x4 or 2.

                    2. I switch it up a lot. Not a creature of habit am I...

                      Once I even tried a 20 x 20...got through most of it.

                      1. (2) Double double animal style, no lettuce or tomato, fries well done.

                        1. Ipse -- gotta disagree with you about the untoasted bun. For me, the soft upper with the crispy toasted outer ring on the inner bun is one of the treasures on In'and'Out. I also really like the cheese -- would have at least one slice per burger patty. I went with grilled onions for awhile, but they sometimes made the cheese too oily, so I'm back to a regular onion slice. I agree that ketchup helps, but I like just a little of the thou island so I order very light sauce.

                          1. I just get a double double with fries. The lines are already long enough

                            1. no. two grilled onions coke. lots of salt, pepper, and ketchup on the fries. i eat the cheesepockets off the wrapper, too.

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                              1. re: onthepicnic

                                i believe you can order just cheese on the wrapper, too! I forgot what was the "slang" for it though.

                                1. Two burgers, protein style w/ grilled onions and easy on the sauce ('cuz it drips).

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                                  1. re: PaulF

                                    same, but no sauce, w/ mustard. sometimes a bun, sometimes a 2X2, with the rest the same.

                                  2. You guys are so lucky to have an In N Out! Like the other east coasters, I'm stuck here in "Burgatory", the land without an In N Out (or Fatburger, Tommy's, or Krystal!)!

                                    In N Out was one of the few memorable meals I had in L.A.! Just a double-double with a chocolate shake!

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                                    1. re: Sra. Swanky

                                      What is Tommy's? In Ft. Worth we had a place called Tommy's that had three locations I think. One in a gas station, one downtown and one somewhere else. It consistently got voted in the top two or three burgers in the metroplex. My understanding is that these are different places.

                                      1. re: amkirkland

                                        Tommy's is a big burger chain in the west, mainly California I think. Their burgers are excellent - here's the website:

                                      2. re: Sra. Swanky

                                        I think you are in the tristate area? (You replied to a different post of mine.) There s a Fatburger at the Palisades mall in Nyack now... haven't tried it yet, but it exists!

                                        1. re: kerryfood

                                          Hey Kerryfood - thanks for the heads-up! Yup - I'm in the Tristate area. I'll have to get to the Palisades and try it! Hope you had a good meal after your trip to Lyndhurst!

                                          1. re: Sra. Swanky

                                            Let me know if Fatburger lives up to the hype - never tried it. Ended up at River City Grille in Irvington after Lyndhurst (long story) - thanks for the help!

                                      3. Double (*not* a double double)
                                        animal style
                                        with also raw onions

                                        well done fries

                                        Neopolitan shake

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                                          1. re: rantsnravesnreviews

                                            You are correct. The proper terminology is a Double Meat; a Double Cheese can also be ordered, which is a Grilled Cheese, extra cheese.

                                            1. re: sparklegem

                                              Sorry- haven't looked at this post in a while. Sparklegem...what didn't you understand?

                                              no cheese, but you do get lettuce, tomato and the sauce

                                              animal style has grilled onions, the patties are grilled in mustard and you also get pickles

                                              you have to then ask for raw onions

                                              well done fries ..are double fried and crispier/browner

                                              neopolitan- its all three flavors in one shake.

                                          2. Double Double - spread and grilled onions only
                                            Fries Well Done
                                            Iced Tea

                                            Wait, wait, wait, wait, ... , nirvana

                                            1. Double, grilled onions, fries well done and an arnold palmer.

                                              The big bummer is that well done fries adds 10-15 minutes during a rush.

                                                1. re: personalcheffie

                                                  It is whatever you order without a bun, but wrapped in iceberg lettuce.

                                                  1. re: Paliman

                                                    no, that's protein style, see bcrall below for animal style.

                                                      1. re: personalcheffie

                                                        Fries covered in melted cheese and grilled onions, usually served with a side of spread.

                                                          1. re: personalcheffie

                                                            you should try animal style fries with a meat patty on top!

                                                            1. re: ceejoi

                                                              Wow! I guess that could be a double-double-single Noah's Ark (two Animals). Add a Neapolitan shake and you have the Cardiologist Special. Now I am very hungry...

                                                2. Never knew to ask for the fries well done. I've never liked the fries cause they are kind of undercooked.

                                                  Hamburger animal style, no sauce sub k&m.

                                                  Can't wait until I'm in Phoenix in March to try the well done fries.

                                                  Is it me, or is it so LA to have an off menu menu at a fast food joint?

                                                  1. animal style is with grilled onions, melted cheese and special sauce...mmmmm

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                                                    1. re: jbyoga

                                                      well, they put extra sauce on it right? other wise that's just a cheese burger with grilled onions.

                                                      1. re: amkirkland

                                                        Animal style:
                                                        Grill the onions
                                                        Extra spread
                                                        Hamburger patty is grilled in mustard.


                                                    2. Double Double animal style
                                                      Fries crispy animal style
                                                      Choc./strawberry shake.
                                                      NOW, I'm drooling.

                                                      1. cheeseburger animal style
                                                        animal style fries
                                                        iced tea

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                                                        1. re: Xericx

                                                          That's mine, too. Although sometimes with a vanilla shake.

                                                        2. For myself, double/double, grilled onions and bun, fried well done.

                                                          My 6' 7" and 210 pound son, age 26, loves a six wheeler, which is a triple double/double. It started as a sixth grade joke, but the servers actually know what it is.

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                                                          1. re: Paliman

                                                            My regular order:
                                                            Cheeseburger animal style with ketchup & mustard instead of sauce
                                                            Fries well done
                                                            Diet Coke


                                                          2. I've never had well done fries... maybe that'll be lunch tomorrow. I'll bring some of my butternut squash soup to make myself feel more balanced.

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                                                            1. re: amkirkland

                                                              as promised, i tried the well done fries. Delicious. I will never eat fries there unless i get them that way.

                                                            2. My choice is a single with grilled onions, browned and delicious! To go, with fries in the box, and wash it down with a vanilla shake or in hot weather, a pink lemonade. That is so true about the grilled onions, they can be like axle grease. But I gotta share this story with all you Chowhounds, and I swear it's true, I was there when it happened. At his book signing for Bouchon, Thomas Keller told the crowd that In-N-Out was his favorite burger in L.A. That's some high praise indeed! (He also likes Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles!)

                                                              1. What I've always wondered about I&O is if they'll cook your burger to spec, i.e., med-rare, etc.

                                                                I've always assumed NO given capacity, safety and liability. However given it's fresh beef, isn't it safe or cook it to spec?

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                                                                1. re: ML8000

                                                                  patty seems too thin to actually notice....

                                                                  1. re: Xericx

                                                                    Yeah you're right...still sometimes they come out really well done and it's a drag. I'd be happy if they made an attempt and leave it at that.

                                                                  2. re: ML8000

                                                                    I had a friend who always complained that the In N Out burgers were too pink for him, so he ordered his well done. He had no problems ordering them like that.

                                                                    1. re: JasmineG

                                                                      interesting, i've never experienced pink at in N out

                                                                      1. re: amkirkland

                                                                        I order them rare, usually they arrive as ordered.

                                                                  3. I NEVER got the attraction to In-N-Out.

                                                                    I grew up in No Cal in the 80s. Always saw the So Cal peeps with the In-N-Out, provocative t-shirts.

                                                                    Moved to So Cal in the early 90s. Tried it all...Tommy's, Pinks, In-N-Out.

                                                                    IMO, In-N-Out has some of the WORST fries. If they cool at all, they are like cardboard. Plus, I don't like mustard on my burger. Their burgers, I think, are OK at best.

                                                                    Tommy's and Pinks were good...about what I expected.

                                                                    But In-N-Out? Give me Fatburger ANY DAY.

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                                                                    1. re: mojoman

                                                                      I grew up in SoCal, moved to NorCal for school and stayed. On some levels I agree...there are better burgers and I&O isn't that special. For me the combo of price and quality makes it hard to beat. I think the double double combo is $4.80...not going to get fresh beef and potatoes anywhere for that price.

                                                                      1. re: mojoman

                                                                        I gre up in Socal and totally agree. Fatburger just slaughters In N Out.

                                                                        1. re: calabasas_trafalgar

                                                                          ... that must be qualified. i think of the two burgers as polar opposites in styles. Sometimes I want that in-n-out style burger. Also, fatburger is much more expensive, so it should be better.

                                                                          1. re: amkirkland

                                                                            Ditto. Fatburgar is $$$ but YUMMY! PLUS, I'm lucky to have one close by!

                                                                            1. re: michele_corum

                                                                              Can't do Fatburger because it makes me, well, Fat. I just can't bring myself to go in there and order something small.

                                                                              I love the double kingburger with chili cheese and egg.

                                                                              Ouch, but it tastes so good.

                                                                              As for In n' Out, it always varies.

                                                                              I'm not a creature of habit.

                                                                              1. re: therealbigtasty

                                                                                >I love the double kingburger with chili cheese and egg.

                                                                                If they serve that, they should change their name to ObeseBurger. I'm by no means a healthnut and will gladly eat $12 buck double bacon cheese burger with fries and a coke every so-often but that's just nuts.

                                                                                1. re: ML8000

                                                                                  It is nuts, but it is also very good.

                                                                                  I don't eat them out of fear of becoming obese.

                                                                                  However I used to know a tall, extremely skinny Korean guy and that was his burger of choice there. Oh, to have such a metabolism!

                                                                                  You also remember I posted earlier about trying a 20 X 20 at In n' Out. I ate it in two sittings in one day.

                                                                                2. re: therealbigtasty

                                                                                  haha. I can't do fatburger, because I just can't bring myself to eat anywhere with "fat" plastered all over the restaurant and wrappings.

                                                                                  1. re: ElissaInPlaya

                                                                                    It's just outdated slang for something that was cool or hip. Ironically, Fatburger's beef is some of the leanest that you'll find in casual restaurants. Bring yourself to go to one some time, it's a darn good burger.

                                                                        2. Burger animal style w/no lettuce, well done fries and chocolate shake.

                                                                          Also, I don't know if this is a well known fact or not, but if you come through the drive-thru with your own mug, coffee is free.

                                                                          1. Cheeseburger...Medium Rare...Animal Style...Xtra Xtra Sauce...with Grilled AND Raw Onions

                                                                            Well Done Fries

                                                                            Arnold Palmer (Pink Lemonade and Iced Tea)

                                                                            YUM! Now, that's what I want for dinner...

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                                                                            1. re: KellBell

                                                                              They never understand when I say both grilled and raw onions...that's good and tough. Great way to have a burger.

                                                                              1. re: therealbigtasty

                                                                                I order "onions both ways" and they get it every time.

                                                                            2. DOuble-Double w/Grilled Onions, fries and Dr. Pepper...I just move to Texas from L.A., and I sure miss In-n-Out!

                                                                              1. Double-double with grilled onions, pickles and mustard only and Ice Tea with lemon....oh, and a side of sauce for my fries!

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                                                                                1. Double-double animal style grilled onions fries done

                                                                                  1. You're all killing me. The nearest In n Out is almost 2,000 miles away, and that's just torture -- the memory is so close I can TASTE it.

                                                                                    Those fries. . . never had anything like those amazing fries!

                                                                                    1. You guys know about the bible references on all their cups and burger wrappers? None of them mentions burgers or milkshakes, strangely.

                                                                                      Wikipedia also has a much more extensive discussion of the "secret" menu.

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                                                                                      1. re: CapnPrep

                                                                                        The bible references aren't my thing. That said, I have to commend I&O for backing that stuff up since they pay their employees a very fair living wage and not by law. In California the min wage is $7.50 and they pay something like $10-11.

                                                                                      2. Double-double, hold the sauce, add mustard, onions both ways
                                                                                        Fries well done
                                                                                        Chocolate shake

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                                                                                        1. re: Das Ubergeek

                                                                                          I've never thought about having onions both ways. Brilliant!

                                                                                          (I was just at the Westwood In-N-Out the other night. Cheeseburger-Grilled Onions-Fries Animal Style)

                                                                                        2. 3 by Meat
                                                                                          Fries Well-Done
                                                                                          Neapolitan Shake

                                                                                          1. I love the FATS too, but they don't have the Drive-Thru!
                                                                                            Double Double Grilled onions
                                                                                            No lettuce!
                                                                                            Fries Well done
                                                                                            Chocolate Shake
                                                                                            Coca Cola
                                                                                            Dang, now I have to stop what I'm doing and go to you know where for lunch. See you later!

                                                                                            1. Cheesburger, extra pickle, lettuce, tomato, grilled onion and ketchup ONLY! mmmm making me hungry!

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                                                                                              1. re: rantsnravesnreviews

                                                                                                wow, I did not know that they had pickles. That would make my burger perfect!

                                                                                              2. Double Double with raw onions (for some reason, my tummy resists the grilled onions)
                                                                                                No lettuce
                                                                                                Substitute mustard for that nasty special sauce
                                                                                                Well-done fries

                                                                                                  1. re: sparklegem

                                                                                                    Neopolitan shake is a milkshake with all three flavors (strawberry, chocolate and vanilla)

                                                                                                      1. re: sparklegem

                                                                                                        more like on top of each other...a layer of chocolate, layer of strawberry, layer of vanilla. not sure which order theyre in but im sure you can specify

                                                                                                          1. re: sparklegem

                                                                                                            You can also get a lemon-up. they mix lemonade with 7-up. YUM!

                                                                                                  2. You can also order a Root Beer Float at In N Out

                                                                                                    1. I always get a side of Chilies. If you ask really nice they will even put them on your burger!

                                                                                                      1. my aunt orders a hamburger to go, speeds home, busts out the kimchi out of the fridge, and reconstructs the burger - bun, kimchi, meat patty, kimchi, bun. it's sort of a mess and it doesn't even taste like an in-n-out burger at that point, but it's actually pretty good.

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                                                                                                        1. re: bijoux16

                                                                                                          My favorite summer burger topping, more places need to offer this option.

                                                                                                        2. I don't know how I In-and-Out, but I am a NYer who NEVER eats fast food burgers (perhaps a hungover trip to White Castle about two times a year the exception), but I had an In-and-Out during my first trip to LA in October and it had me very,very glad there aren't any outlets in NYC. You see, it was heavenly and the last thing I need is to go back to eating fast food.

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                                                                                                          1. re: Justpaula

                                                                                                            Justpaula - you said it! In N' Out is too good - which is why I'm glad I'm 3000 miles away from it too! My waistline wouldn't stand a chance!

                                                                                                          2. DOBLE, DOBLE CON DOBLE QUESO, CEBOLLA QUEMADITA, MOSTASA, MAYONESA Y LOS CHILES QUE LLEVO EN LA BOLSA.

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                                                                                                            1. re: crazymexican

                                                                                                              In N Out headquarters told me that they don't offer mayo. Do you add that at home?

                                                                                                              1. re: crazymexican

                                                                                                                A translation for gringos:

                                                                                                                2x4 (the in-n-out terminology for a Double-Double with extra cheese) with grilled onions, mustard, mayo, and chiles that he brought in a bag.

                                                                                                              2. I'm originally an East Coaster with only the Big Lebowski to introduce me to In-N-Out. So at first when I came out here I just got cheeseburgers. Then I was introduced to Animal Style, and my boss just told me about Mustard Fried Onions, which I have yet to try. So I'm still basic: Cheeseburger, animal style, mustard fried onions...sometimes fries but no A/S. Sigh...

                                                                                                                1. I usually commit the ultimate in so-cal fast food blasphemy (I call it fast-food fusion but, hey, that's me):

                                                                                                                  To 1 In-N-Out cheeseburger w/ grilled onions I add some of Tommy's chili that I've bought in a styrofoam cup a few minutes before (this is only possible in Pasadena, where the two restaurants are less than a mile apart).

                                                                                                                  The result is nothing short of extraordinary: a chili-cheese In-N-Out burger I like to call the In-N-Ommy.

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                                                                                                                  1. re: ozzygee

                                                                                                                    Hmmm...interesting. You can also do that in Long Beach.

                                                                                                                  2. Double Double
                                                                                                                    Well Done
                                                                                                                    (also at In n' Out they prefer instead of saying no this, no that, you say what you do want)

                                                                                                                    For me...

                                                                                                                    Grilled AND Raw Onions (thanx to my friend Ruth for turning me on to this)

                                                                                                                    Fries EXTRA well done (it will say xwell on your receipt; they turn out more like potato sticks and they rock dipped in ketchup or extra spread on the side)

                                                                                                                    Lemon-Up (half pink lemonade, half seven up)

                                                                                                                    I always felt too dumb to order this in the drive-thru and one time I was like to hell with it and asked for half lemonade, half seven up. The server didn't even blink and told me next time just call it a Lemon-Up. I have ordered it this way at several locations and they always know what I mean.

                                                                                                                    Tried the animal style fries once. (my sister's fave) Almost had to go to the emergency room. That just takes it too far. I do wish you could order a side of cheese paper though. Sigh.

                                                                                                                    1. I take-out IN& out, throw on a fresh runny, sunny side up egg and hot sauce on single cheeseburger.


                                                                                                                      1. Double Double Animal-Style with Fries Light Well. I find that the well-done fries absorb too much grease. Light well adds just the right amount of extra crispiness to the fries. I also find that about half the employees at the In-n-Out I frequent in Culver City don't even know what light well means. I always have to explain it and then it's a crap shoot if it will get done right. By the time I'm done waiting, I'm too tired to have them redo it so I stick with the well-done fries most of the time, but not happily.

                                                                                                                        1. Read thru this whole thread and seen plenty of references to grilled and raw onions. Surprised no one mentions WHOLE grilled onions. Instead of getting the chopped/diced onions grilled, they take an entire onion slice and throw that on the grill. You can actually order X qty of whole grilled onions, if you dare. Read somewhere that there was a regular In-N-Out customer who would always order 10 slices of whole grilled onions on his burger, which basically would be an entire medium-sized onion. =-O

                                                                                                                          Anyhoo, my In-N-Out order is always:

                                                                                                                          Double Double Animal & Protein style with whole grilled onions
                                                                                                                          Fries Animal style
                                                                                                                          Water (gotta cut out the calories somewhere....;-)

                                                                                                                          Occasionally if I'm feeling more meaty and less cheesy, the above order would be modified to a 3x1.

                                                                                                                          And urban legend posted somewhere on the Web is that the largest In-N-Out burger ever was a 250x250, which was to be consumed by a class of fraternity pledges. Can't attest if that were true, but I did see the pictures of the 100x100 that was posted on the Internet a couple years ago. That was a marvel of cow products to behold..... =-D

                                                                                                                          1. Just throwing in a reply to this "old" topic so I can try out the new photo upload feature that was apparently deployed this weekend.

                                                                                                                            Here is a classic In-N-Out single cheeseburger and a double double. I ate the double double which came with the standard lettuce, tomato, raw onion and spread, the Mrs. elected to have her cheeseburger with just spread. Two orders of fries, which you gotta eat immedaiately, while they are still hot (I do not subscribe to the well-done fries school) or they get mushy.

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                                                                                                                            1. re: ChinoWayne

                                                                                                                              what's up with the plastic red container? which one do you go to b/c all I've ever seen is the pop up box...just curious

                                                                                                                              1. re: justagthing

                                                                                                                                all the In-n-Outs I've ever been to have the plastic red container.

                                                                                                                                1. re: justagthing

                                                                                                                                  Some still use the cardboard boxes for everything, some use the plastic contain for people eating "in" the store. Those particular burgers came from the In-N-Out at the Lenwood outlet mall in Barstow (always a necessary stop on the way to Vegas, beside the burgers, large, clean bathrooms).

                                                                                                                              2. are well-done fries more fatty and have more calories?

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                                                                                                                                1. re: Aleena

                                                                                                                                  I think it's safe to say that at a point fries start to absorb more oil, but probably not a significant amount. 50 cals maybe. give or take.

                                                                                                                                2. im simple.
                                                                                                                                  hamburger combo
                                                                                                                                  only lettuce and ketchup
                                                                                                                                  Extra ketchup
                                                                                                                                  diet coke
                                                                                                                                  sometimes shake, napolian style.

                                                                                                                                  1. Grilled cheese, no lettuce.
                                                                                                                                    Strawberry and Vanilla shake.

                                                                                                                                    1. Two cheeseburgers; lettuce, tomato, onion only.
                                                                                                                                      Fries (haven't tried well done yet, but I'm going to the next time I'm there)
                                                                                                                                      Regular Coke
                                                                                                                                      Strawberry shake and,
                                                                                                                                      a plain, dry burger, no bun (for the dog, of course).

                                                                                                                                      1. are well-done fries more fatty and have more calories??

                                                                                                                                        1. They should not be any more fatty than regular fries...but don't go fries light---they don't get quite as hard as the regular fries.

                                                                                                                                          1. thank you, lash :) i did have in-n-out for dinner tonight. this board made me have a craving. (: i had 1 innout hamburger, ONLY KETCHUP AND LETTUCE but, with double lettuce, 1 order of fries, lots of extra ketchup, and a diet coke. perfect meal. :)

                                                                                                                                            1. 3 x meat - lettuce, tomato, raw onion, spread, medium rare. it doesnt come out medium rare but its better than the standard cooking temp which is DRY AS HELL. (God I miss Steak N Shake)

                                                                                                                                              1. I beg of you to ask for EXTRA well done on your fries. Perfect driving snack.

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                                                                                                                                                1. re: Oh Robin

                                                                                                                                                  i do this, but they don't ever come out any more well.

                                                                                                                                                2. The Hidden In-N-Out Burger (aka In and Out Burger) - The Most Accurate Secret Menu

                                                                                                                                                  In-N-Out Burger has a secret unpublished menu for insiders who are In-The-Know. Next time you’re at In-N-Out (i.e. tomorrow . . . or maybe tonight), order a bag of these off-the-menu specials:

                                                                                                                                                  “3-by-3″ = three meat patties and three slices of cheese.

                                                                                                                                                  “4-by-4″ = four meat patties and four slices of cheese.

                                                                                                                                                  “2-by-4″ = two meat patties and four slices of cheese.

                                                                                                                                                  *Note: You can get a burger with as many meat patties or cheese slices as you want. Just tell the In-N-Out Burger cashier how many meat patties and how much cheese you want and that is what you’ll get! For instance, if you want 6 pieces of meat and 10 pieces of cheese tell them you want a “6-by-10.”

                                                                                                                                                  “Double Meat” = like a Double Double without cheese.

                                                                                                                                                  “3 by Meat” = three meat patties and no cheese.

                                                                                                                                                  “Animal Style” = the meat is cooked and fried with mustard and then pickles are added, extra spread and grilled onions are added.

                                                                                                                                                  “Animal Style Fries” = fries with cheese, spread, grilled onions and pickles (if you ask for them).

                                                                                                                                                  “Protein Style” = for all you low-carbohydrate dieters, this is a burger with no bun (wrapped in lettuce).

                                                                                                                                                  “Flying Dutchman” = two meat patties, two slices of melted cheese and nothing else - not even a bun!

                                                                                                                                                  Fries “Well-Done” = extra crispy fries . . . even better than the regular!

                                                                                                                                                  Fries “Light” = opposite of fries well-done, more raw than most people like ‘em

                                                                                                                                                  “Grilled Cheese” = no meat, just melted cheese, tomato, lettuce and spread on a bun.

                                                                                                                                                  “Veggie Burger” = burger without the patty or cheese. Sometimes we call this the “Wish Burger.”

                                                                                                                                                  “Neapolitan” Shake = strawberry, vanilla and chocolate blended together.

                                                                                                                                                  The friendly employees of In-N-Out Burger will take your special order without question, if you use the right terminology. The printed receipt will have your special request typed on it just as we said it.

                                                                                                                                                  Try it!

                                                                                                                                                  1. you can also have them add those hot yellow chilis-when i ask for them, they usually stuff about 5 peppers under the bun....YUM!!!!

                                                                                                                                                    1. double double with grilled onions and EXTRA chilis.. so spicy!

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                                                                                                                                                      1. re: chad86thai

                                                                                                                                                        Double Double with Whole Grilled Onion
                                                                                                                                                        Extra Vegetables
                                                                                                                                                        Well Done Fries with Spread

                                                                                                                                                      2. 3x3x3 animal style with animal fries

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                                                                                                                                                        1. re: wizardx

                                                                                                                                                          What's the 3rd x3? 3 meat, 3 cheese and then I'm lost...

                                                                                                                                                          1. re: ccbweb

                                                                                                                                                            it's the number of coronary artery bypasses required.

                                                                                                                                                            1. re: kindofabigdeal

                                                                                                                                                              Ah, they're only 1/8th of a pound each (the burger patties, that is) so a 3X3 isn't even to the same weight as one Burgermeister yet :)

                                                                                                                                                            2. re: ccbweb

                                                                                                                                                              3 extra cheese slices...not for the faint of heart.

                                                                                                                                                          2. Always a double-double animal style, fries well-done, diet coke with one o 'dem big, juicy IN-N-OUT lemon wedges squeezed in....yum!

                                                                                                                                                            1. Double-Double Animal Style - with animal fries - diet coke.

                                                                                                                                                              I know the diet coke is laughable but once and in while I would get a chocolate shake until I learned that the shake has 20 more calories than the Double-Double. Scary thought. Burger = 670 and shake = 690. Yikes.

                                                                                                                                                              1. o.k. I am SO Jealous!! I live in NJ, and only have the opportunity to have in & out when I am in CA.

                                                                                                                                                                I WISH they had this delicious chain here in NJ!!

                                                                                                                                                                1. We were sitting in line one lazy day...in a huge line and tried to think of names for new creations....we had the UFO...which was a double-double animal style on only the bottom bum...has anyone else made up their own In In-N-Out special?

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                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: chefthisguy

                                                                                                                                                                    I like a double-double, protein style/animal style, no sauce, w/ ketchup and mustard. Given the health concern of nixing the bread and sauce, yet loading up on the meat and cheese I might call this bi-polar syle. To me it's one of the greatest hedonistic adventures without completely blowing the scale.

                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: kindofabigdeal

                                                                                                                                                                      Goddam it I'm jealous too - lived in SF for five years and now stuck in Toronto.

                                                                                                                                                                      DD animal style extra mustard, crispy fries - mmmmmmmmmm

                                                                                                                                                                      But if you do find yourself in Toronto - seek out Dangerous Dan's for a Coronary Burger: 4x 1/4lb patties, 4 slices cheese, 4 slices bacon and an egg. Served with poutine and a soda. Defibrillator optional.

                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: piggywiggy

                                                                                                                                                                        Now if In-N-Out sold poutine, I would be in heart attack heaven!

                                                                                                                                                                    2. re: chefthisguy

                                                                                                                                                                      It's "special" to me: 4x4 with grilled onion, chopped chilis and spread only.

                                                                                                                                                                    3. double double with raw onions. large pink lemonade. well-done fries when i'm feeling olympic.

                                                                                                                                                                      1. Double-Single, onions both ways and animal style fries well done...
                                                                                                                                                                        If I'll have to share my fries, I might also get a chocolate shake.

                                                                                                                                                                        And there is always Ozzygee's inspired insanity, "There is nothing better than an In-N-Out chili-cheeseburger made with Tommy's Original chili."

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                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: kiwi

                                                                                                                                                                          I have nothing but respect for that level of dedication. I will attempt to eat this once in my life.

                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: kiwi

                                                                                                                                                                            In Long Beach Tommy's is only a minute or two away from In-N-Out!

                                                                                                                                                                          2. Double Double, 86 the lettuce, extra grilled onions, extra spread. Let the spread and onions drip on the fries. Heaven!

                                                                                                                                                                            1. 2x4 mustard grilled, medium rare, extra toasted, no pickles or tomato, whole grilled onion with a side of well done fries and a chocolate shake!

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                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: AliciaP99

                                                                                                                                                                                Same here, but I get everything on it.

                                                                                                                                                                                "2 by 4, medium rare, animal style, extra toasted bun."

                                                                                                                                                                                1. 4x4 plus raw onion & pickle, never mustard. When we're down in SoCal my boys and I see how many of these we can eat daily. I give my fries to them but snag a few.

                                                                                                                                                                                  I tried protein style but their toasted buns just add something special that seems essential. That first buttery toasted hit -- sublime.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: acgold7

                                                                                                                                                                                    Have you tried it with grilled onion and/or the chopped peppers?

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: mucho gordo

                                                                                                                                                                                      Sometimes we do the grilled onion but I find I like the raw better for the same reasons that others have mentioned above. My 17-year-old prefers grilled so he'll get them both ways sometimes.

                                                                                                                                                                                      I like chopped peppers but on nachos, not so much with burgers.