In-N-Out Review


Sam McCorcle

In-N-Out bustles with activity as the employees work to serve their customers.

Liz Schasel, Editor-in-chief

With mile-long lines, signature paper-hats worn, and abundant media coverage, In-N-Out was all the rage around the time of its Texas debut. However, it has been almost a year since the restaurant opened its doors, and for some customers almost a year since they’ve walked through them.

The general consensus regarding In-N-Out’s food is positive. The burgers are served warm and cooked to personal preference, as promised. The condiments are delightfully fresh, and the size of the burger itself is just enough to fill someone up without overindulging. The special In-N-Out sauce makes this burger truly unique and unforgettable.

The fries, however, are a different story. As a society, we are used to greasy, salty, and fattening fast-food fries. In-N-Outs fries claim to be healthier, but not without a major sacrifice in both flavor and texture. The fries can also be ordered according to personal preference based on crispiness. Having ordered each variety of fries, I can confidently say In-N-Out’s fries are not their strong-suit. The flavor is dry, the texture is thick, and they are not very salted. Are they healthier than normal fries? Probably. But are they tastier? The general feedback says no.

The milkshakes have received mixed reviews. They’re thick enough to savor the ice-cream taste but thin enough to slurp up in a straw. Any combination of flavors can be ordered which creates a nice option for variety. Some say the milkshakes are a perfect complement to the burger while others find nothing to rave about.

So, it can’t be the food that’s keeping people from the doors of In-N-Out. The prices aren’t a factor either, with a burger costing only a fraction of burgers at local chains like Whataburger or Mooyah. Maybe it’s just habit.

Regardless of a faithful community fan base or not, In-N-Out is still deservedly thriving.