October 24th, 2008, 12:13 PM #31
The Counter>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Habit
Originally Posted by FishMonger
October 24th, 2008, 12:17 PM #32
October 24th, 2008, 12:32 PM #33
October 24th, 2008, 12:40 PM #34
My favorite burgers.
In N Out
Imperial Burgers - (La Habra)
Bravo Burgers (Chino Hills)
Just to name a few.
Even though they're not on the level, McDonalds cheeseburgers hit the spot sometimes.
October 24th, 2008, 01:37 PM #35
As has been mentioned, In N Out treats their employees very well. That's something to take pride in. Also, a #1 is (if memory serves) just above $5. $5 and change for a complete meal. Exactly who is being cheap here? For the few years I worked on the westside it was a minor miracle to spend less than $10 on lunch (and most of those $10 lunches weren't as satisfying as a #1 animal style). I certainly wouldn't complain about In N Out's prices.
Originally Posted by netminder3
Well, out of touch with So Cal and parts of the southwest, at least.
Originally Posted by Defgarden
Their burgers are just plain good, but I guess that's subjective. Fresh ingredients, made when you order it, and a no-frills menu that shows In N Out focuses on what they do best instead of other fast food chains that do too much and sacrifice quality.
Cheap prices. See above.
Their fries are their weakness, IMO, which is sad to say because they are real potato fries cooked fresh. But this is a case where the masses tend to like the laboratory science project of mass produced frozen fries rather than the real thing. And I am a victim of that too, I concede.
Their shakes, c'mon. If you're looking at the calorie count of a milk shake than you shouldn't be getting one in the first place!
There are burger joints that make a better burger, but with In N Out you get a good quality burger at a good price, and you don't have to travel across the city to get to it as opposed to other smaller haunts.
October 24th, 2008, 01:39 PM #36
The Counter is pretty damn good. The shakes there are insane.
Originally Posted by KingsJohn/Obediah
October 24th, 2008, 03:04 PM #37
Im going to open up a burger place called "The Counter Habit."
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October 24th, 2008, 03:35 PM #38
I don't know if that's necessarily true. You can make fries out of real potatoes that actually taste good. I think that the problem is that In-N-Out doesn't let the potatoes soak long enough to draw out the starch, which is why the fries come out limp and soggy. This might not be the completely the fault of In-N-Out since they have such a high turnaround, it probably isn't possible to let the fries soak for a reasonable amount of time.
Originally Posted by UnholyGoalie
BTW, the freezing process changes the composition of the starch in a potato, which provided a similar effect to soaking. That's probably part of the reason frozen fries are preferred at other fast food restaurants (besides the cost).
October 24th, 2008, 04:58 PM #39
This makes sense, considering they are contantly pressing spuds through those cutters right behind the counter. And I know the oil or fat used to fry also changes the taste and texture of the final product. Not sure what McDonalds uses now, but I'm sure they and others have used either shortening or lard. They're cheap, stable (long shelf life), hot frying temps (crispy outside, tender inside), and impart a richer flavor. You can taste it sometimes. Especially when they start to cool down. Don't know what In-N-Out uses.
Originally Posted by Annapurna
Originally Posted by Hipcheck
That's been the answer for me. Even when I'd forget to order well-done I still like their fries enough to eat every tiny little piece, but hot, fresh and crispy from that simple custom request makes them hard to beat for my tastes---in the drive-through category that is.
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October 24th, 2008, 10:07 PM #40
I am SO there
Originally Posted by KingsJohn/Obediah