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demonviper Oct 23, 2013 11:16 PM

A Couple years ago Maxim published the In-N-Out Menu Decoded (http://www.maxim.com/funny/n-outs-menu-decoded) and in the article it has something called Road Kill Fries.

Road Kill.
Animal-style fries with chopped patty, ketchup.

Sounds good right? But I found out the hard way that these don't exist one night I had the munchies.

Here is a video of me trying to order it:
http://youtu.be/RzMELQPYuu0

In-N-Out also confirmed this to me in an answer on their Facebook Page, telling me that Road Kill Fries was never on their menu and they will not put it together.

So either Maxim went by some BS that someone told them or people who have friends who work at In-N-Out had them them make this for them and they Christened them "Road Kill Fries".

Attention In-N-Out: If you are reading this, yes there is a demand for it why don't you add it to your menu. PLEASE, even if I am the only one demanding it, PLEASE!!! Please don't make me have to order Animal Fries and a Hamburger, just to take the patty out of my hamburger, chop it up and put it over my Animal Fries. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, cut out that extra step for me and do it for me.

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    seamunky Oct 25, 2013 10:15 AM

    Order a "flying dutchman" and you won't have to take it out of the bun. Two beef patties, two slices of cheese oozing in between.

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      mucho gordo Oct 25, 2013 11:09 AM

      I order that for Bruin

    2. boogiebaby Oct 24, 2013 02:18 PM

      I looked up the Maxim article you referred to -- it was written back in 2009. More than a couple years ago! A lot can change in 4 years!

      The reason INO's business works so well is because they offer limited items, and do them well. If they start offering new items, spend time making custom creations, etc., that takes away from their appeal. A few years back, they would do more custom items, because the number of people ordering them were limited, but as word got out, and more and more people began ordering custom things, they stopped making them, because it cuts into their productivity. They still make animal style burgers and fries, protein style, and you can also get chopped chilies grilled into your burger, depending on the location, but that's pretty much it, AFAIK.

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        SteveRB Oct 24, 2013 06:47 PM

        They have the worst fries in fast food.

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          SilverlakeGirl Oct 24, 2013 09:22 PM

          I love In N Out fries. Not cornstarch coated spears like their competitors.

          I love'em.

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            hlk Oct 26, 2013 10:26 AM

            I do, too. Not even well done; just their soft, light-colored, standard fries. They taste so fresh and potato-y and delicious to me. I've noticed they're very divisive fries, however. People who like them tend to really love them, and people who don't tend to really hate them.

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            boogiebaby Oct 25, 2013 11:31 AM

            Get them well-done. Much better that way.

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          rasputina Oct 24, 2013 10:01 AM

          it doesn't matter what you put on them, their fries suck. Which is fine, because I now just get an extra burger instead.

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            Samalicious Oct 24, 2013 03:49 PM

            Those things already look like someone has blown breakfast. Chopped up hamburger would not seem to be an improvement.

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            GH1618 Oct 24, 2013 09:29 AM

            It sounds disgusting to me, but even if I lot of people crave it, that doesn't necessarily mean they should make it. In-n-Out already offers a number of options not available elsewhere, but there has to be a limit. They are still a fast food joint, and too much of that is inconsistent with their business model.

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              demonviper Oct 24, 2013 11:02 AM

              When I see things like "sounds disgusting" I wonder why people like that are even on a place like chowhoud. Food connoisseurs should never prejudge foods.

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                GH1618 Oct 24, 2013 07:52 PM

                I know what ketchup is, so it's not exactly "prejudging."

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                  Boston_Otter Oct 25, 2013 10:39 AM

                  This is a ridiculous comment.

                  If someone offers you something unique and new to you -- say, sushi, or octopus, or balut -- a food connoisseur would, at least, be very intrigued to expand their palate and experience a new flavor.

                  But if someone says "hey, do you want fries with pickles, cheese, burger spread, grilled onions, ground beef and ketchup?", and you're enough of a food connoisseur to be able to vividly picture all of those familiar flavors mixed together, it's a credit to be able to say "that sounds disgusting".

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                    SWISSAIRE Nov 1, 2013 11:50 AM

                    " Food Connoisseur " and In and Out Hamburgers is an oxymoron.

                  2. re: demonviper
                    boogiebaby Oct 25, 2013 11:36 AM

                    Chowhound is a place for food lovers, not necessarily food connoisseurs. You don't have to have extensive knowledge of what you are eating to know you like it. I'm not a wine connoisseur, but I know which wines I like and dislike.

                    That being said, I agree with GH1618 -- the idea of having my burger chopped up and put on top of my fries is not appealing at all.

                    Part of being a chowhound is accepting that everyone has different tastes in food. I don't have to like burgers and fries chopped together, and you don't have to like durian. More for you, more for me. Everyone's happy.

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                      Davwud Oct 25, 2013 01:50 PM

                      I agree with everything in this little tangent.

                      I will give you an example of what I mean. Last spring I was in Birmingham, Al. There is a legen-wait-for-it-dary place. Their special was Fried Chicken (which only consisted of wings) which we were told is best ordered "All the way." "All the way" means S&P, hot sauce and.......ketchup. The fish and gizzards also came that way.

                      Now, the thought of those ingredients on fried chicken wings was rather, well, off putting. However when in Rome right?? Well, these were as good as any wings I've had. They just pour the condiments on top rather than toss. The sauced parts were amazing. I'd order more in the future. Not omit it. Had I just trusted my judgement I'd have passed. I went with my instinct that that many people can't be wrong and was rewarded.

                      The name of the place is Green Acres Cafe and they're chicken regularly nominated for a Steve Harvey Hoodie Award.

                      So you just never know sometimes.

                      DT

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                        Boston_Otter Oct 27, 2013 08:48 AM

                        I totally agree that "going with the flow", despite expectations, can often be amazing. The first time I had elotes corn, it was described to me as "corn with mayonnaise on it", which sounded terrible. Man, I'm glad I tried that -- there's a reason it's such a popular street food.

                        But the "road kill fries" are sort of the fast food equivalent of mixing all the different sodas together on a dare. There's a good reason it's not popular or even offered as an option.

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                  Cathy Oct 24, 2013 04:36 AM

                  You can do it yourself; order a plain burger, no bun, no toppings.

                  In-N-Out makes three things: burgers, fries and shakes. The menu (and secret menu) are variations of amounts and ingredients. That's why it is successful, efficient and always fresh.

                  Chopping a burger? Possible injury (on the job accident) involved (the fries and tomato slicing are done with special tools, not direct contact with a knife).

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                    andytseng Oct 24, 2013 12:09 AM

                    Sorry, that does not sound very tasty.

                    I made my own monkey style burger and that was too much, also.

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                      Xan7hos Oct 23, 2013 11:52 PM

                      Meh...Animal Style Fries are pretty balanced and pushing on heavy already.

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                        demonviper Oct 23, 2013 11:58 PM

                        That doesn't stop people from ordering Carne Asada Fries, at Albertos, Molcasalsa, and many other mexican restaurants.

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                          Xan7hos Oct 24, 2013 01:18 AM

                          Apples and oranges my friend :)

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                            demonviper Oct 24, 2013 10:59 AM

                            Actually its not apples and oranges when your talking about "pushing on heavy" which I was refering to

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