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Old 01-29-2012, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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Hi, I'm from South Florida and I've always wanted to know what a IN-N-OUT, Hardee's/Carl's Jr. and Bob's Big Boy menus taste like?

Are they all good? One better then the other? How are the burgers and fries? Any other item on the menu I should try once I get to visit these burger joints?

We don't have these down in South Florida, It's mostly I West coast thing and some in North FL, so I'm super curious on what they taste like, since they are always on some list of best burgers in the U.S.

Thanks guys!
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Old 01-29-2012, 02:46 PM
 
Location: southern california
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big boy is better.
in and out has sort of a cardboard taste
hardy's is very very very heavy on fat.
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Old 01-29-2012, 02:49 PM
 
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big boy is better.
in and out has sort of a cardboard taste
hardy's is very very very heavy on fat.
I really enjoy Big Boy but have to respectfully disagree. I find In-N-Out to have a far better and fresher taste than the other choices.
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Old 01-29-2012, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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I really enjoy Big Boy but have to respectfully disagree. I find In-N-Out to have a far better and fresher taste than the other choices.
I've heard that they make the burgers after you order them fresh, not premade. Is this true, or just marketing ?
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Old 01-29-2012, 03:01 PM
 
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I've heard that they make the burgers after you order them fresh, not premade. Is this true, or just marketing ?
I've never had anything other than a burger made fresh to order at In-N-Out. To be fair I've never had a burger that wasn't made fresh to order at Big Boy or Hardees either but In-N-Out has in my opinion always provided me with a better tasting burger that seemed to be made with higher quality ingredients.
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Old 01-29-2012, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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Oh, thanks
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:01 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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In and Out has a long and old reputation that goes back many many yrs.

Initially they were a walk up window to order in a very small bldg. They also had a drive up window. A person would be doing the patties following a rigged system that always gave out a same tasting burger. All the employees were young men while today there are many girls working the grill.

The girl part is when I stopped going there. A girl was looking bored at the grill and not watching it too well and my patty was burned and along with HAIR being in my fries I stopped going there. Nothing against the girl part but on the overall think that quality personel control needs to be reviewed.

They have expanded into a sitdown area for the customers.

I go way back decades when they opened the first unit.

Bobs Big Boy also started back in the 1950's and the Big Boy was a success. We would go there after the College Fri night football game and the cars were lined up on Colorado Blvd in Pasadena waiting in line...good ole days and memories...at the time I was the equipment Mgr for the football team.
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:29 PM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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Bobs Big Boy also started back in the 1950's and the Big Boy was a success. We would go there after the College Fri night football game and the cars were lined up on Colorado Blvd in Pasadena waiting in line...good ole days and memories...at the time I was the equipment Mgr for the football team.
Yikes !
I may have run into you then ...

Yes, definitively sweet memories !

About the taste difference --
Many times, when we used to frequent them, it was not really taste, but a place to hang out, and they happened to serve hamburgers !
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I live on LI but when I was in delaware I had a burger at Hardee's. I was not impressed
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:43 PM
 
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Three totally different burgers and experiences.

Big Boy was where you ate with your parents.

Carl's Jr. was where you ate with your friends because Carl Karcher gave out coupons for a free burger.

In N Out was where you ate when you had a job and could pay for your own and could make a choice.
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