Random musings of the "off" guy

Thursday, April 20, 2006


I like trying new places to eat. I went to In-N-Out recently just to try it out for the 1st time. For all of you who don't know In-N-Out is the epitome of "simpler is better" mind set. All you can get are burgers, fries, sodas and milk shakes. No chicken sandwiches, no kids meals, no onion rings or tater tots, no breakfast items, no extra fancy stuff. There are actually only 3 meal deals, only difference between them are number of patties and cheese. It was ok but the simplicity of the menu was a little short for me.

Then I got this email about secret menu items. Apparently there is a secret lingo to get actual variety in your meal

"3-by-3" = three meat patties and three slices of cheese.
"4-by-4" = four meat patties and four slices of cheese.
"2-by-4" = two meat patties and four slices of cheese.

*Note: You can get a burger with as many meat patties or cheese slices as you want. Just tell the In-N-Out Burger cashier how many meat patties and how much cheese you want and that is what you'll get! For instance, if you want 6 pieces of meat and 10 pieces of cheese tell them you want a "6-by-10."

"Double Meat" = like a Double Double without cheese.
"3 by Meat" = three meat patties and no cheese.

"Animal Style" = the meat is cooked and fried with mustard and then pickles are added, extra spread and grilled onions are added.

"Animal Style Fries" = fries with cheese, spread, grilled onions and pickles (if you ask for them).

"Protein Style" = for all you low-carbohydrate dieters, this is a burger with no bun (wrapped in lettuce).

"Flying Dutchman" = two meat patties, two slices of melted cheese and nothing else - not even a bun!

Fries "Well-Done" = extra crispy fries . . . even better than the regular!

Fries "Light" = opposite of fries well-done, more raw than most people like 'em

"Grilled Cheese" = no meat, just melted cheese, tomato, lettuce and spread on a bun.

"Veggie Burger" = burger without the patty or cheese. Sometimes we call this the "Wish Burger."

"Neapolitan" Shake = strawberry, vanilla and chocolate blended together

Pretty strange to have a secret menu in a chain that boasts simplicity but this is enough to make me go back and order a 2x3 and well-done animal style fries (no pickles)
David 8:05 AM


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