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(Dine 909)   Watch out, In-N-Out, Steak 'n Shake breaks ground on first California restaurant   (insidesocal.com) divider line 131
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2013-03-31 01:03:49 PM  
i369.photobucket.com

Better than both of them.
 
2013-03-31 01:40:56 PM  
I don't think they have much to worry about subby
 
2013-03-31 01:44:52 PM  
Yeah, and Five Guys was supposed to be the In N Out killer when it opened up here. There are still long lines at In N Out while you can see tumbleweeds blowing across a Five Guys dining room.
 
2013-03-31 01:53:34 PM  

propasaurus: Yeah, and Five Guys was supposed to be the In N Out killer when it opened up here. There are still long lines at In N Out while you can see tumbleweeds blowing across a Five Guys dining room.


Five Guys isn't really a direct In & Out competitor - no drive through, higher prices, and a longer wait to get your food.  I do agree with you though that Five Guys is more than a little over rated.   It's not bad, but I don't get all of the hoopla.

Steak and Shake could stand up to In & Out, at least from my fuzzy recollections of eating at In & Out the last time I was in LA, which was probably over a decade ago.  Steak and Shake is worlds better than McD's, BK, Wendy's, etc.
 
2013-03-31 01:56:03 PM  
fastfood.ocregister.com

Steak n Shake's burgers are good, their chili is better; but their shakes are the best.  damn good stuff for the money.
 
2013-03-31 02:02:13 PM  
They're the same thing.
 
2013-03-31 02:07:26 PM  
I have had Steak n Shake many times, and I can tell you that In & Out is better even though I have never had it. S&H burgers are dry and overcooked. Their chilimac is good, and their specialty hot dogs are surprisingly good.
 
2013-03-31 02:36:06 PM  
As someone who has neither in his home region, but who has had both many, many times, I think I can safely say I'm being impartial when I say:

IN N Out is far, far, far superior to Steak N Shake. Sorry, midwesterners, but it's true.
 
2013-03-31 02:48:37 PM  

whistleridge: As someone who has neither in his home region, but who has had both many, many times, I think I can safely say I'm being impartial when I say:

IN N Out is far, far, far superior to Steak N Shake. Sorry, midwesterners, but it's true.


I had In n Out, its mediocre. Sorry Californians, your pet drive in sucks and is overpriced.
 
2013-03-31 02:58:54 PM  
In n Out is okay, I guess. Steak and Shake is farking awful
 
2013-03-31 03:02:57 PM  
There's both 5 Guys and Steak N Shake in town, but now that the Snow Birds are leaving I might retry the Square 1 Burgers that opened last year.
 
2013-03-31 03:06:46 PM  
In-N-Out reminds me of Yuengling.  People say it's good because the supply is limited.  Once you can get it every day it loses its appeal pretty fast.
 
2013-03-31 03:08:29 PM  

StrikitRich: There's both 5 Guys and Steak N Shake in town, but now that the Snow Birds are leaving I might retry the Square 1 Burgers that opened last year.


I've heard mixed reviews about Square 1.  Some people rave about it, but a lot of other say the place is all hat no cattle.  It's pricey for a burger joint so I haven't dropped by yet.
 
2013-03-31 03:08:29 PM  

whistleridge: As someone who has neither in his home region, but who has had both many, many times, I think I can safely say I'm being impartial when I say:

IN N Out is far, far, far superior to Steak N Shake. Sorry, midwesterners, but it's true.


They.  Are.  The.  Same.  Thing.  Same burgers, same fries, same shakes.  There's a place here in Oklahoma called Freddie's that makes the same burger/fries combo.  There are only so many ways to cook burgers and fries.
 
2013-03-31 03:10:46 PM  
There's a Steak n Shake across the street from the 5 Guys. Every time I consider getting 5 Guys I decide I'll just go to Steak n Shake and get a double and fries for 4 dollars instead. Can't beat that price.
 
2013-03-31 03:13:24 PM  

Mentat: whistleridge: As someone who has neither in his home region, but who has had both many, many times, I think I can safely say I'm being impartial when I say:

IN N Out is far, far, far superior to Steak N Shake. Sorry, midwesterners, but it's true.

They.  Are.  The.  Same.  Thing.  Same burgers, same fries, same shakes.  There's a place here in Oklahoma called Freddie's that makes the same burger/fries combo.  There are only so many ways to cook burgers and fries.


I've had both, but not in a few years. Remember Steak n Shake as a thin hammered flat salisbury steak-burger and thinner than average fries, very old school flat-grill greasy burger bomb, while In n Out is this fresh veggies piled on top of a burger experience, that you either love or hate depending on what your expectations are, but lots of people swear by it just not me.

They were easily discernable as different though.
 
2013-03-31 03:14:05 PM  
Steak and Shake is OK.  I've had it on vacation a few times.

In-N-Out is pretty good; I prefer it.  But for local LA chains:

www.prchemistry.com
 
2013-03-31 03:15:17 PM  
Meh. These companies are overrated and overhyped by people who just want to go neener neener neener to the side of the other side of the country.

Rapmaster2000: In-N-Out reminds me of Yuengling.  People say it's good because the supply is limited.  Once you can get it every day it loses its appeal pretty fast.


Yep, and Coors before that.
 
2013-03-31 03:20:35 PM  
Chili 3 way FTW
 
2013-03-31 03:21:26 PM  
The Steak 'n Shake where I live burnt down,their burgers were good but I never got to try their shakes.
 
2013-03-31 03:22:17 PM  

violentsalvation: Meh. These companies are overrated and overhyped by people who just want to go neener neener neener to the side of the other side of the country.

Rapmaster2000: In-N-Out reminds me of Yuengling.  People say it's good because the supply is limited.  Once you can get it every day it loses its appeal pretty fast.

Yep, and Coors before that.


I see the same thing with Chick-Fil-A.  It's just fried chicken covered in MSG, people.

I've heard people from Texas do the same thing with Whataburger.  Whataburger!?
 
2013-03-31 03:23:54 PM  
in n out fries suck
 
2013-03-31 03:25:00 PM  
Best burger in the Country:  The Fat Elvis burger at the Fat Elvus Diner in Yukon OK - with the grilled onions.

O M G ! ! ! ! !
 
2013-03-31 03:27:27 PM  

Generation_D: Mentat: whistleridge: As someone who has neither in his home region, but who has had both many, many times, I think I can safely say I'm being impartial when I say:

IN N Out is far, far, far superior to Steak N Shake. Sorry, midwesterners, but it's true.

They.  Are.  The.  Same.  Thing.  Same burgers, same fries, same shakes.  There's a place here in Oklahoma called Freddie's that makes the same burger/fries combo.  There are only so many ways to cook burgers and fries.

I've had both, but not in a few years. Remember Steak n Shake as a thin hammered flat salisbury steak-burger and thinner than average fries, very old school flat-grill greasy burger bomb, while In n Out is this fresh veggies piled on top of a burger experience, that you either love or hate depending on what your expectations are, but lots of people swear by it just not me.

They were easily discernable as different though.


Steak and Shake does the fresh veggie thing too, especially with the rotating list of specialty burgers (the California Burger is my current favorite).  The burgers are greasebombs, but that's part of the appeal, and they do use fresh ground never frozen beef.

The fries do suck though, unless you like shoestring fries, then you might like them.
 
2013-03-31 03:29:26 PM  

Rapmaster2000: violentsalvation: Meh. These companies are overrated and overhyped by people who just want to go neener neener neener to the side of the other side of the country.

Rapmaster2000: In-N-Out reminds me of Yuengling.  People say it's good because the supply is limited.  Once you can get it every day it loses its appeal pretty fast.

Yep, and Coors before that.

I see the same thing with Chick-Fil-A.  It's just fried chicken covered in MSG, people.

I've heard people from Texas do the same thing with Whataburger.  Whataburger!?


People from New Mexico with Blake's Lotabuger. People in the west with Wienerschnitzel. My relatives in Michigan do it with Big Boy, for some awful reason.
 
2013-03-31 03:32:03 PM  
I like In-n-Out a lot. It's probably the only fast food place we'll choose if it's available. It's not necessarily the best burger evar, but there aren't that many better places for fast food of that quality. Pretty much an ideal fast/good/cheap combo.

There are a lot of good regional burger places, though.
 
2013-03-31 03:32:06 PM  

Mentat: whistleridge: As someone who has neither in his home region, but who has had both many, many times, I think I can safely say I'm being impartial when I say:

IN N Out is far, far, far superior to Steak N Shake. Sorry, midwesterners, but it's true.

They.  Are.  The.  Same.  Thing.  Same burgers, same fries, same shakes.  There's a place here in Oklahoma called Freddie's that makes the same burger/fries combo.  There are only so many ways to cook burgers and fries.


That's true of those joints.  Smashburger and Slater's 50/50 actually have found different ways to do it, and are therefore superior to any other burger joint in this article.
 
2013-03-31 03:32:57 PM  

Mentat: They're the same thing.


imageshack.us
 
2013-03-31 03:34:12 PM  
In N Out has better burgers, SnS has better shakes and fries.
 
2013-03-31 03:35:39 PM  

Rapmaster2000: In-N-Out reminds me of Yuengling.  People say it's good because the supply is limited.  Once you can get it every day it loses its appeal pretty fast.


WHAT?! I've been drinking Yuengling for years and have never heard that....

/also, Steak N Shake SUCKS.
//like instant stomach cramps and diarrhea? Eat Steak N Shake!
 
2013-03-31 03:36:40 PM  
They should merge.

In N Out N Shake.  N Smoke N Sleep.
 
2013-03-31 03:37:54 PM  

Lumber Jack Off: Rapmaster2000: In-N-Out reminds me of Yuengling.  People say it's good because the supply is limited.  Once you can get it every day it loses its appeal pretty fast.

WHAT?! I've been drinking Yuengling for years and have never heard that....

/also, Steak N Shake SUCKS.
//like instant stomach cramps and diarrhea? Eat Steak N Shake!


I heard about the magic of Yuengling for years from transplanted Pennsylvanians.  Then it finally comes to Georgia and it tastes like Budweiser.  Whooo.
 
2013-03-31 03:39:48 PM  
Until there's some real competition, I'll be sticking with my local burger chain:

www.travelingfeast.net

/ tried 5 Guys...had a "meh" reaction
 
2013-03-31 03:40:17 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: StrikitRich: There's both 5 Guys and Steak N Shake in town, but now that the Snow Birds are leaving I might retry the Square 1 Burgers that opened last year.

I've heard mixed reviews about Square 1.  Some people rave about it, but a lot of other say the place is all hat no cattle.  It's pricey for a burger joint so I haven't dropped by yet.


Only was there once right after it opened.  Only burger place with a full bar that I know of.
 
2013-03-31 03:43:56 PM  

StrikitRich: TuteTibiImperes: StrikitRich: There's both 5 Guys and Steak N Shake in town, but now that the Snow Birds are leaving I might retry the Square 1 Burgers that opened last year.

I've heard mixed reviews about Square 1.  Some people rave about it, but a lot of other say the place is all hat no cattle.  It's pricey for a burger joint so I haven't dropped by yet.

Only was there once right after it opened.  Only burger place with a full bar that I know of.


Only had Red Robin once in Brandon.  Will try it again if I'm back up that way.

http://www.square1burgers.com/
 
2013-03-31 03:44:06 PM  
 
2013-03-31 03:44:48 PM  

Forbidden Doughnut: Until there's some real competition, I'll be sticking with my local burger chain:

[www.travelingfeast.net image 309x210]

/ tried 5 Guys...had a "meh" reaction


I'm with ya there. Tried 5 Guys because of all the hype. It was the saltiest burger I've had - ever. I don't think I'll need any additional for the next year.
 
2013-03-31 03:45:08 PM  

Generation_D: a burger experience


Oh lawd.
 
2013-03-31 03:54:10 PM  

Forbidden Doughnut: Until there's some real competition, I'll be sticking with my local burger chain:

[www.travelingfeast.net image 309x210]

/ tried 5 Guys...had a "meh" reaction


I don't get the appeal of Burgerville.  It costs so much I might as well just go somewhere I can get a beer with the meal and be happier with what I get.
 
2013-03-31 03:56:23 PM  
I've never had In N Out, but if they're worse than Steak N Shake, they must suck. Steak N Shake is subpar at best. Reminds me of mall food.

We just got a 5 Guys where I live. Pretty good, but not orgasmic like so many claim. Still, probably the best fast food burger I've had came from Backyard Burgers. Not counting Krystal, of course.
 
2013-03-31 03:59:49 PM  
We don't have Steak & Shakes in Minnesota, so whenever I'm in the south, I make a point of stopping by to get the one and only thing I've ever had there.

lh5.ggpht.com

Spaghetti with chili, cheese and onions.

This magnificent dish would never fly in Minnesota.

/ too spicy, don't cha know...
 
2013-03-31 04:03:06 PM  
5 guys is pretty damn mediocre. Whataburger is good when it's extremely fresh. Freddie's is okay. Steak N Shake is greasy. Never had In N Out, yet.
 
2013-03-31 04:03:18 PM  

TomD9938: We don't have Steak & Shakes in Minnesota, so whenever I'm in the south, I make a point of stopping by to get the one and only thing I've ever had there.

[lh5.ggpht.com image 600x450]

Spaghetti with chili, cheese and onions.

This magnificent dish would never fly in Minnesota.

/ too spicy, don't cha know...


That abomination should be grounds for burning Cincinnati to the ground. With extreme prejudice.
 
2013-03-31 04:04:46 PM  

L.D. Ablo: Steak and Shake is OK.  I've had it on vacation a few times.

In-N-Out is pretty good; I prefer it.  But for local LA chains:

[www.prchemistry.com image 703x433]


THIS. In-N-Out needs to worry about the Habit, IF they can keep their quality up. The two in the West Valley I've been to are mixed; the newer one has good quality, the older one is shaky. And that veggie burger!!

/mouth is watering, damn you!
 
2013-03-31 04:05:56 PM  

drewogatory: That abomination should be grounds for burning Cincinnati to the ground. With extreme prejudice.


*GASP*

First usage of FARK 'ignore feature'?
 
2013-03-31 04:06:44 PM  
I've never had In 'n Out.  But, if you want to maximize you Steak n Shake enjoyment, have a shake made from ice cream rather than shake base (thinner).  You can also ask for a number of off the wall items (eggs, extra syrup, etc).

\ex Fountain Master.
 
2013-03-31 04:08:29 PM  
Never had In N Out but I was under the impression that Steak and Shake is where you got at 2 am when the line at Denny's is too long and Jack In The Box is closed for remodeling.
 
2013-03-31 04:14:11 PM  

L.D. Ablo: Steak and Shake is OK.  I've had it on vacation a few times.

In-N-Out is pretty good; I prefer it.  But for local LA chains:

[www.prchemistry.com image 703x433]


THIS.Try a santa barbara style sometime ( added gaucamole ) .its yummy, its also not on the menu at most places. They know how to make it at each one.
 
2013-03-31 04:14:42 PM  
Nice to see The Habit mentioned.  It began a few miles from me, and I didn't realize until last year how it had expanded. It's better than In-n-Out, but In-n-Out is far better than Five Guys, FatBurger, and on par ...maybe slightly better than.... Tommy's Original
 
2013-03-31 04:18:17 PM  

L.D. Ablo: Steak and Shake is OK.  I've had it on vacation a few times.
In-N-Out is pretty good; I prefer it.  But for local LA chains:
[www.prchemistry.com image 703x433]


Out of the burger joints within 4 miles of my house, the Habit is a close second to In-N-Out. 5 Guys comes in third, and Fatburger is in with all the other fast food joints.

I eat about a burger a week, and I like to mix it up. They all have something to offer, and they're different enough to all be worth visiting.
 
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