Why Are People Obsessed With In-N-Out Burger?

If you’ve visited much of the Southwest United States, California especially, then you know all about the unrivaled praise and love its residents have for In-N-Out Burger, a chain that only exists there. For newcomers, the energy surrounding the fast food restaurant is confusing. No one gets that excited over McDonald’s or Burger King. Why In-N-Out? People are obsessed with the successful chain, and here’s why!

  1. The menu is simple. It’s so simple, in fact, that there are only three basic meal combinations. No one likes to be confused.

  2. But there are dozens of items on the secret menu. Don’t know about the unwritten In-N-Out delicacies? Tough luck! The staff isn’t about to tell you….unless you head over to the company website, which has a few tips for ordering something a little bit different. Want a grilled cheese? Four meat patties in one tasty burger? A mustard fried patty? A root beer float? A combination of lemonade and 7 Up? An Arnold Palmer? A large shake in a medium cup? Yeah, they’ve got all that covered, and so much more.

  3. None of the ingredients are frozen, pre-packaged, or microwaved. When you come to In-N-Out, you expect fresh food and that’s exactly what you get. But fresh fries taste terrible (who knew?) so be sure to order Animal Style Fries off the secret menu. Fries are definitely the most controversial aspect of In-N-Out fame.

  4. The burgers are the best you’ll find in fast food, most likely due to the secret sauce…the taste of which may or may not resemble Thousand Island salad dressing.

  5. Little known fact: if you don’t want to travel as far as Nevada or California, then you can visit one of a few Texas locations. More to come soon, because the chain is growing.

  6. Even the stars go there: Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus, Kobe Bryant, Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon, and basically everyone else has taken a picture there.

  7. Better than Tinder: In-N-Out is always busy. Don’t have a date this Friday night? You’ll find a better selection of single ladies or good looking guys waiting for their In-N-Out shake or chowing down a Flying Dutchman.

  8. Employees have a fair shot at working their way up to a $160,000 annual payday. Better yet, they can do it without a degree. Even new employees earn a bigger cut than the average fast food worker anywhere else in the country, starting at an average of $13 an hour. The benefits are great, too: 401(k), paid vacation, and decent insurance are available even for part-time employees.

  9. It’s a time-honored tradition among the people who live in California. Whenever you come back home from a vacation, you stop at In-N-Out!