I don't get the devotion to In-N-Out. Mediocre burgers and truly crappy fries.
That's all I need, is have them that close. It's bad enough to eat it on
To each his own my friend...Fresh ingredients, cooked to order, no
superfluous gunk like the mega-chains and believe it or not, not one item cooked
in a microwave. BTW, make mine animal style!
I'm moving from so Cal back to Utah and glad that my Saturday night trips to
IN-N-Out will continue. But yes, the fries aren't great.
Fried Burgers cooked on a frying pan, sure ingredients are fresh, but the
burgers are greasy. Lets not get started on the undercooked soggy fries. I
have never eaten at an In N Out that has not had undercooked soggy fries
I lived In So Cal 20 years, and ate In-and-Out probably 5 times. I never got it.
"I recommend getting the onions, which add crunch and earthy
bitterness to an already superlative burger."Come-on, what kind of
So Cal wannabe reporting is this? You get a crappy burger and soggy fries.Catchy name though.
Sorry, not a fan of the burgers at all. Seriously. Give me 5 Guys any
day....The only thing worse in Cali is El Pollo Loco. Worst
The fries are that way because they are made from fresh potatoes, not
reconstitued potato powder. Plus, to get crispy fries, you have to cook them
twice. Once at a lower temperature to cook them, and then at a higher
temperature to flash fry them, which gives the crispiness.
5 guys blows in-and-out out of the water. Just as fresh, much tastier, much
better fries...although a bit pricey. For the money, just go to
Wendy's...although I know I am speaking blasphemy...
Anonymous @ 7:44 pm is right on the money with 5 Guys. Best burger I've ever
had (and messiest too!) The fries are great, being made from Idaho spuds (they
tell you where the potatoes that day are from), and we chuckle when they're from
Rexburg or right around there. I don't care if the fries are soggy - the flavor
is great, and you know they are fresh!
I for one am excited In N Out is coming to Utah. I think the burgers are great,
the fries are great, and the resturant is great. Having read about
their hiring practices, their quality control, their commitment to fresh local
products and distribution, and the standards they set for their employees to not
only get hired but to stay employeed and the fact that they pay them a much
better wage then other fast food chains, I'd say I like the resturant even more
and am glad they are becoming a part of the Utah economy. No, I
don't work for them. I just want to say that I like it when I see a good thing
happening. As for all the negative comments, you're saying a lot more about
yourselves then you are about In n Out Burger.
in-and-out > Five Guys
My son works at an In and Out in suburan San Diego. While my family likes it,
and most of the people we associate with like it, I would rather go to McD's,
BK, Sonic, Carls or A&W before In and Out.To each there own....
Why does this make people in Utah happy? This is just another step on the road
to making Utah look exactly like CA. Come on, get some originality.By the way, I'm born and raised in CA, and I still like living there. But I
hate it when I drive around Utah cities and they look just like CA cities.
(high volumes of traffic, everybody in a hurry, and the same national chain
stores and restaurants) Thirty years ago, Utah was much different from CA, and
it was an enjoyable place to visit.
"pushing ever westward from its ancestral home"...Funny, I thought
California was west of Utah... Seems to me like it's pushing ever
I moved from California, wanting the home town experience not the same thing,
same food on every corner. Right after I get to St. George, In and Out arrives.
Granted it's better than McDonalds but I don't understand the hopla.
I enjoy INOB on occasion but I've noticed that the hamburger patties have gotten
smaller over the 28 years I've been eating them.
Add me to the In-N-Out is overrated crowd.It sure beats Jack in the
Box though. Jack in the Box is the WORST food chain in the known universe.
In-n-Out has probably the worst fries of any chain--and they are nothing like
Belgian Frites, which are, as someone explained above, cooked twice. The burgers
are okay but not that great. Also, a recent LA Times article pointed out that
the management just changed, so who knows how constant things will change.
Is so much better than McD's, Wendy's, or others around here. About time they
made it into the area!
they are coming. In-n-Out has consistently been rated as one of the top
fast-food restaurants in the country, and they are only in (barely) 4 states!
The greatest chef in the country adores them, celebs love them (which carries no
weight, might i add...), business gurus worship them, and their fan base is
cult-like and wide-spread. Incomparable with any other company in the restaurant
business. And for all the "soggy fry" comments, ask for your fries well done,
that's what i do! I think these people have just grown up on (and
become used to) the junk that most fast-good is nowadays. Thank you In-n-Out
for sticking to quality, hiring good people, and being the cleanest place to
eat! (nice t-shirts, too..)By the way, it's pretty obvious there is
a five-guys employee on here... lol... they better be good burgers when a meal
costs over $10.... like it or not, in-n-out is going to be insanely popular.
You guys can just drive by, though, to your preferred greasy frozen heat-lamped
junk food restaurant.
i respect those who do not like In n Out, but I could honestly live off of it.
I live out East now and it hurts to not have In N Out.
The management hasn't changed. The President of the company has been president
since Esther Snyder passed away a few years ago. The owner is her
granddaughter. Don't believe everything you read in LA Times :)
Sounds like it is pushing eastward, not westward. (CA->UT is east) Try using a
Their food is astonishing cheap? They pay the most of any fast food place. We
have a California restaurant paying its employees more selling food at bargain
prices. This would be like saying that Utah could increase the minimum wage and
food prices wouldn't suffer."We start all our new Associates at a
minimum of $10.00 an hour for one simple reason...you are important to us! And
our commitment to a higher starting wage is just one of the ways in which we
show it. Another way is through offering excellent benefits like flexible
schedules to accommodate school and other activities, paid vacations, free
meals, comprehensive training, and a 401k plan. For our full time Associates, we
provide a benefits package that also includes medical, dental, vision, life and
travel insurance coverage."
If the IAOB is located in Washington City, which it is, why does the writer
refer to going to a "St George" eatery? Oh wait, it was because she was driving
East from Utah to find California.
LOL at all the naysayers.When these places open they will be totally
packed liked the rest of the in n out joints across the West.I only
wish I could buy stock in the company.Anybody know where the Orem
one is supposed to be?
I think I will try that 5 Guys place, never heard of them before reading this
articles comments. I prefer my own burgers cooked on the grill but on occasion
will eat one from a fast food joint.
Will be in the parking lot on State and University, next to Chevron and
Mimi's... and i think there is a burlington coat factory there... thats where i
heard its going! near the mall...
I did go to the Five Guys yesterday for lunch. I could not find the darn place
at first and my GPS told me it did not exist. SO, I called the place and a nice
kid gave me very exact direction from the parking lot I was sitting in at the
Tesoro gas station and I drove right to it.I really liked the fries, the
order was a little large for one person and the burger was good. Anyhow, I
think I will go back there again. Cracked me up to see the President eating at
a Five Guys in the DC area. What I really liked were the red counters, red tile
and the red shirts that the very friendly employees were wearing.
The citizens of WASHINGTON CITY were so excited to have In-N-Out Burger come to
WASHINGTON CITY. And we wonder why we shouldn't believe everyone we read in the
papers and see on tv! HA!
By the way... EZ Take-Out, Five Guys, Chadders, are all based on one other
company's success: In-n-Out. Lots of imitations, but only one real INOB.
lolFive Guys all the way. They give tons of fries so we only make
one order of those for up to four of us to share which helps on the price of
eating there. The burgers are yummy. I hadn't eaten a fast-food burger in more
than three years before being convinced to try Five Guys' version, other chains
had become ever more disgusting.I was considering trying an
In-and-Out since I'd only eaten at one in California many moons ago and found it
lacking. I had planned to give it a second chance simply because of the
devotees' clamoring. Now that I see they aren't open on Sunday, I won't be
going there. We only support businesses that cater to those who live 24/7
lives.I'm beginning to think they're so popular among locals because
they have a version of pink ooze, er, fry sauce.
I "less than three" Five Guys any day.
"Pushing ever westward..." Can we buy the Des News a road atlas? If in & out
came from in So Cal, pushing ever westward would put it somewhere in the Pacific
Ocean, not St. George...er, Washington City.
If you want a truly great burger, continue driving past In-N-Out down Telegraph
street towards Washington for a few blocks and go to The Burger Place; a
Washington UT institution that's been serving up great burgers, shakes and fries
I am still going to try the place.:)
Thank goodness we DON'T all like the same things!Hooray for individuality
in all its forms.
I am ecstatic that In-N-Out is coming to the Salt Lake valley. I am from CA and
have been searching for something close to the quality they serve. I have tried
5 Guys and was pretty disappointed. I do have to agree on In-N-Out's fries
though. Not a huge fan.
It is all about Crown Burger the best ever baby!
SHeesh. Hostile people.
You apparently live in Cali? How do you know so much about Utah, let alone small
Most people who go to a "burger joint are" not expecting the same quality as a
"dine in" restraunt. I have never eaten at a burger place that I reccommend
unequivocabily. I get a burger when I need to hurry and am on the go. If I want
a real hamburger, I cook it myself at home. Fast food is designed primarily for
the fast paced American lifestyle, not for the essence of the palate.
I'm glad to see there are some people out there who don't like In-N-out. It will
make it less crowed for those of us who love them and are excited about them
coming to Utah. I was in California last week and stopped at In-N-Out along with
a few other places. None of them compared to In-N-Out in quality, cleanliness
and friendly employees. They are all busy when they first move into town and
will be just as busy in 4 years. They must be doing something right.
Crown Burger is terrible their burgers as misshapen causing them to be burnt on
the outside and raw in the center.In-N-Out is by far the best burger
place out there unless you really like chili-cheese then I would suggest Tommy's
Just can't beat the freshness and quality of In-N-Out and you can
actually watch them cook your food so you know they didn't do anything bad to
it... if you can name a better place then I will go and try it out right now.
(Better place meaning preferable in Utah, although I have heard of a couple
wannabe In-N-Out places somewhere around...)
Yes Tommy's has the best Chili Burgers by far! I hope they come to Utah.
Great review! In-N-Out is fresh, cheap, tasty, and supports a living wage.
Yes, the fries are different but that's because they aren't FROZEN like so many
other fast food fries. Different, but still tasty and fresh tasting, IMO.
Also, everyone should lighten up a bit on this board! LOL. East vs. west
(everyone makes an oversight once in a while), St. George vs. Washington City
(mmmm most people would consider Washington City in the St. George area, except
perhaps those who live in Washington City, and would have no idea where
Washington City was--thus probably the reason for choosing to say St. George
instead--it's more simple). Finally, there doesn't have to be just ONE burger
place. There are many great ones, so choose one based on your mood that day.
For example, In-N-Out uses thousand island instead of ketchup and mustard.
Sometimes I want this, sometimes I don't. But whatever you like, In-N-Out is
high quality at a great price, if that's your thing.
So...when are they coming to Northern Utah? Draper has been mentioned. I hope
for some advance statement so I can get my tent ready and be first in line!
Here it is August and nary a word on building an I-N-O on the Wasatch. Guess
what? Winter's coming. Someone at Baldwin Park had better get clued in if they
want to open in 2009. It ain't gonna happen for a LONG time it appears.
The sign is up on the construction site, sw corner of University Parkway and
State Street in Orem!Now, all Happy Valley needs is a Chipotle
Mexican Grill location, and you can close the freeways, no need to leave my
Does anyone know what month the In-n-Out in Draper is opening?