In-N-Out: An American Classic

There are few things as American as garage bands and grilled burgers…

That picture is of me in our band — a little trio that performs once a year at the school talent show 🙂

After a late rehearsal that ended only because the practice studio was closing for the night, Carlos and I made a game-time decision to hit up the In-N-Out on our way back home.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the restaurant, they’re a California-based West coast fast food chain that is known for their quality burgers, secret menu (although how secret can it be if it’s on their website, really), and delicious shakes. There’s much that can be said about the family-owned company, which has become a legend in their own right. In-N-Out is one of the few businesses to earn a nod in Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal for its equitable treatment of employees, high-quality (and minimally processed) foods, and inexpensive menu.

Why you givin’ me that look?! 🙂

We both ordered the same meal — fries, animal style (extra sauce and chopped grilled onions mixed in with cheese) and a cheeseburger. This was my first time having anything animal style, and let me say, they’re not for the faint hearted. But they are delicious.

On the ride home after eating, Carlos and I spent some good time reminiscing about how good those fries were…

Since In-N-Out is West-coast only, I’d better get my fill in before I leave!

I’m gonna miss these guys a lot!!!

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