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Oct 23, 2013 11:16 PM

IN-N-OUT Road Kill Fries

A Couple years ago Maxim published the In-N-Out 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:

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

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    1. re: Xan7hos

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

        1. re: Xan7hos

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

    2. Sorry, that does not sound very tasty.

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

      1. 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).

        1. 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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          1. re: GH1618

            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.

            1. re: demonviper

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

              1. re: demonviper

                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".

                1. re: Boston_Otter

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

                2. re: demonviper

                  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.

                  1. re: boogiebaby

                    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.


                    1. re: Davwud

                      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.

              2. 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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                1. re: rasputina

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