I have a new confession... I really enjoy In-N-Out Burgers. I have never had a fast food hamburger that I liked before. Honestly. I have tried bites of every nasty thing my husband gets, and I think they are all gross, without thinking of the trees they cut down, or the horrible life of the cow. In-N-Out was a new experience for me.
For those of you who have never been to California, let me tell you... this place isn't your average fast food chain. There have been no so-called 'improvements' to their food over the past 40 years. They have 6 things on their menu: Hamburger, Cheeseburger, Double Double, Fries, Soda, and Shake. That is it. Their fries are made from potatoes (grown in California) that they put through a machine that cuts them right in front of you. They are then transferred to hot veggie oil, drained, lightly salted and put into your basket. That is it. Just about everything is that simple. They have to get their food fresh and semi-local because they don't have freezers on the premises at all. And best of all, their employees START at $11/hr. I consider it to be in the top two fast food chains ever... right up there with Burgerville, a local OR company that has amazing seasonal food and awesome veggie burgers.