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Old 07-02-2014, 10:40 PM
 
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I had them in LA and didn't think they were that great. I see them as being like White Castle - the appeal is the regionality.
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Old 07-02-2014, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Denver
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If the market for fast food was oversaturated, the number of fast-food restaurants would be decreasing. And fast food isn't necessarly terrible for you either. You don't have to eat it every day, and you don't have to "super-size" your meal either. At McDonald's, a double cheeseburger with small fries and a small soft drink has about 700 calories altogether, which is only one third of most people's recommended daily caloric intake.

As for In-N-Out Burger, they're my favorite fast-food restaurant. You can actually taste the quality, especially in the fries, which employees can be seen cutting from fresh potatoes in the back of the kitchen.
If it isn't terrible for you, you could eat it everyday.
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Old 07-02-2014, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Both coasts
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Don't think they'll head out east, as they have also just ventured into Texas. The distinctive palm trees and bright sunny colors of the brand identity will look somewhat odd in Northern or Eastern locales to me, for some superficial reason.

Next question is, when is Cracker Barrel opening in California?
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Old 07-02-2014, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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The distinctive palm trees and bright sunny colors of the brand identity will look somewhat odd in Northern or Eastern locales to me, for some superficial reason.
Agreed.
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Old 07-03-2014, 12:47 AM
 
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Its just another burger joint that throws a greasy piece of meat on a white bread bun with a large portion of ordinary fries then gets marketing to convince people its something special.
http://go.dallasnews.com/media/img/p...00x800_q85.jpg
Theres easily a dozen different burger joints within a mile of my house,all will say they use the best cuts of meat and the freshest of ingredients and their burger is the best.
In-N-Out burger? much ado about nothing just like the 5 guys burger joint down the street much hype over just another burger.

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Old 07-03-2014, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Theres easily a dozen different burger joints within a mile of my house,all will say they use the best cuts of meat and the freshest of ingredients and their burger is the best.
In-N-Out burger? much ado about nothing just like the 5 guys burger joint down the street much hype over just another burger.
except five guys costs twice as much, and the quality is not as good.
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Old 07-03-2014, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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I'm surprised they were able to start up in Texas
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:42 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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In-N-out is great, but backyard burgers, checkers, and bojangles all located in the southeast exclusively are all better. In-N-Out is top dog on the west coast but would be 2nd or 3rd in the south, if that.

I grew up eating Checkers. I grew up in Wisconsin...
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:51 AM
 
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I live in FL and go out to California like 3 times a year for work and there seems to be this almost cult-following with In-n-Out..... I of course had to try and to be honest it was just alright.... nothing to write home about..just fast-food type burgers... yeah they were fresh and tasted decent, but no better than Shake Shack or Elevation Burger here in FL.

I was actually kinda disappointed like "this is it? This is what all the hype is about? meh...."
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Old 07-03-2014, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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I prefer Culver's, but In-N-Out is a good fast food burger. I'd take both of these well before Checkers or Bojangles (a chicken, not a burger joint). Never had Backyard, so I'll defer. Seems a bit more expensive than true fast food, but I'd definitely try it if I saw it. Regardless, In-N-Out is doing quite well under the current model, and I doubt they'll expand rapidly at any point. I don't think they'd be the home run in other regions that CA residents seem to think, as there are other good places that CA folks don't have locally, as well.

You shouldn't eat fast food all the time! Duh! I don't even have any places in my neighborhood beyond a McDonald's about a mile away, so it's a sort of inner child "treat" I indulge in a handful of times a year when I'm on the road somewhere. I know how to cook, and I'm pretty damn good at it. I'm sure many commenting on this thread can also cook and also understand that a constant diet of fast food is bad for you - let's stick to the topic here!
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