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(CNBC)   East Coast reporter takes advantage of offer to ship two In-N-Out burgers to anywhere in the U.S. overnight, finds out the food isn't worth the $56 he spent. "Reheat and consume at your own risk"   (cnbc.com) divider line
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2011-11-04 9:52:36 PM  
$56 for two In-N-Out Burger franchises is too much for what the food is worth, but a good investment.

Do they come pre-assembled or it Ikea-N-Allen wrench stuff?

/allen wrench...Allen wrench...?
 
2011-11-04 10:31:35 PM  
They aren't worth the cost even when you buy them locally.
 
2011-11-04 10:55:42 PM  
OMGZ THE ECONOMY SUCK! I NEED A J... Wait.. Did you say two burgers for $56? You take Paypal?
 
2011-11-05 12:08:45 AM  
East coast? Go to Ginos or Pats ffs..


Ok OR the Big O...

jeez...In n Out is just a burger..
 
2011-11-05 12:08:55 AM  

violentsalvation: They aren't worth the cost even when you buy them locally.


This. Overrated.
 
2011-11-05 12:10:34 AM  

violentsalvation: They aren't worth the cost even when you buy them locally.


They're worth the price, but they are the most overrated fast food joint ever.
 
2011-11-05 12:12:27 AM  
I love In-N-Out, and that sounds absolutely terrible.

Reheated fast food? Really?
 
2011-11-05 12:12:37 AM  
They're ok eaten right now! They're not a later food past ten minutes. Especially the fries. Taking it home to eat is too long to wait. Overnight...Fark that.
 
2011-11-05 12:12:42 AM  

Likwit: violentsalvation: They aren't worth the cost even when you buy them locally.

This. Overrated.


They call 'em In-&-Out Burgers based on the duration of their stay in your digestive system.
 
2011-11-05 12:12:49 AM  
Now The Hat on the other hand...


MMM PASTRAMI...

/yes there is a place called The Hat..
 
2011-11-05 12:12:50 AM  
LOL! SHIP A BURGER?!?! You can try that with some over night frozen ribs butt, ship a burger?!?! Hopefully whoever pays him is reimbursing the cost. Oh, whatever, they probably are and got an attention whore story out of it. So they probably made money just looking at this phenomenon that isn't worth paying money for. And you financed it you, sheeple. Congrats! Keep clicking!
 
2011-11-05 12:13:20 AM  
Shocked, frozen lettuce and tomato are usually soo good.
 
2011-11-05 12:13:58 AM  
You expect a burger cooked 24 hours ago, frozen, then microwaved to taste good?

Are you stupid?

At 56, you should just make your own out of premium burger and buns.
 
2011-11-05 12:14:29 AM  
get back to me when they can ship overnight to Australia...
 
2011-11-05 12:15:44 AM  
I like In N Out, don't think they're overrated really if you just keep in mind that the ravings are relative to fast food. But I'd agree that $56 is a little too much to pay for In N Out even when one of those unsatiable hankerings arises.

/Skyline chili, now, I'd definitely pay in $30-$40 range when that hankering comes
 
2011-11-05 12:17:24 AM  
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/that is all
 
2011-11-05 12:17:32 AM  
I miss In & Out, a lot. Greatest burgers in the world? No, but way, way better than typical fast food.

That said, for $25 apiece after overnight shipping in dry ice those burgers sound about as tempting as fapping with sandpaper.
 
2011-11-05 12:17:46 AM  
The best part of this article is where the idiot who wrote it opines that the sellers may be on to something if they can get the costs down to $40 or so. Farking moran.

That said, I used to grab 24 frozen white castle burgers at my local supermarket for like $12 or so, why not do that instead?
 
2011-11-05 12:19:55 AM  

aerojockey: I like In N Out, don't think they're overrated really if you just keep in mind that the ravings are relative to fast food. But I'd agree that $56 is a little too much to pay for In N Out even when one of those unsatiable hankerings arises.

/Skyline chili, now, I'd definitely pay in $30-$40 range when that hankering comes


Ahh, thanks. I think I know what I will have for lunch tomorrow.

3way, potato, and maybe a cheese coney.

Definitely some graeters afterwards.
 
2011-11-05 12:20:44 AM  
Seriously? $56 for a reheated fast food gut bomb? I just paid $7 for an awesome sammy from down the street...

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/Move to Charleston, and eat like a king.
 
2011-11-05 12:24:41 AM  
Is this where we bring up how much cheaper and better the microwaved burgers and under cooked steak fries are at Red Robin?
 
2011-11-05 12:24:49 AM  
This is completely retarded. Think of the wonderful, fresh burger you could make at home instead. Of course, decent tomatoes are pretty much unavailable in the US, and the lettuce all tastes like insecticide, which is why I gave up on anything that needs lettuce or tomato, but In-n-Out has the same problem in that regard as anyone. Also, as someone said, you can't freeze lettuce and tomatoes, nor onions. (Unless the latter two are being frozen for later use as an ingredient in some blended capacity. Then you might get away with it.)
 
2011-11-05 12:27:55 AM  

elffster: Now The Hat on the other hand...


MMM PASTRAMI...

/yes there is a place called The Hat..


and it is farking delicious.
 
2011-11-05 12:30:16 AM  

Likwit: violentsalvation: They aren't worth the cost even when you buy them locally.

This. Overrated.


That's the dumbest thing I've read. $6 for a tasty burger, fries, and drink isn't worth it?
 
2011-11-05 12:30:36 AM  

Likwit: violentsalvation: They aren't worth the cost even when you buy them locally.

This. Overrated.


And overhyped.
 
2011-11-05 12:30:45 AM  
Fatburger>In-N-Out
 
2011-11-05 12:32:24 AM  
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Might pay $56 for a couple of burgers from here.
 
2011-11-05 12:35:58 AM  
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...über alles
 
2011-11-05 12:37:54 AM  

chookbillion: This is completely retarded. Think of the wonderful, fresh burger you could make at home instead. Of course, decent tomatoes are pretty much unavailable in the US, and the lettuce all tastes like insecticide, which is why I gave up on anything that needs lettuce or tomato, but In-n-Out has the same problem in that regard as anyone. Also, as someone said, you can't freeze lettuce and tomatoes, nor onions. (Unless the latter two are being frozen for later use as an ingredient in some blended capacity. Then you might get away with it.)


Also, you're taking one of the big selling points of In-N-Out, the fact that they don't use frozen ingredients, and destroying it. FAIL.

HempHead: Is this where we bring up how much cheaper and better the microwaved burgers and under cooked steak fries are at Red Robin?


Considering most Red Robin burgers are around $10, and an In-N-Out cheeseburger combo including a drink is less than $6, I'd say no.
 
2011-11-05 12:38:10 AM  

fastfxr: Likwit: violentsalvation: They aren't worth the cost even when you buy them locally.

This. Overrated.

That's the dumbest thing I've read. $6 for a tasty burger, fries, and drink isn't worth it?


It isn't that it isn't worth it so much that it is ridiculously overhyped. It isn't anything special. Avoid the hype and the lines of the in-n-out fan club and eat a better burger somewhere else.
 
2011-11-05 12:39:08 AM  

aenemated: elffster: Now The Hat on the other hand...


MMM PASTRAMI...

/yes there is a place called The Hat..

and it is farking delicious.


The Hat is almost criminally delicious. The pastrami alone is a caloric trip to Valhalla on Valkyrie's wings! The burgers and the Au'Jus sandwiches aren't bad either and when you order fries or onion rings they fill the entire bag full and throw the little boat the fries were supposed to come in as a reference for scale. It's like they are saying, "Our bonar is too big for the condom!" I'm getting a bonar just thinking of it now... damn.
 
2011-11-05 12:39:30 AM  

MaoTenDoo: [elmiraecho.com image 500x375]
...über alles


Five Guys is twice as good as In-n-Out. And twice the price. There's room for both.
 
2011-11-05 12:48:08 AM  
Oh and I went to Five Guys finally yesterday. I'm totally meh about the place I have to admit. It wasn't bad, I had a Little Burger with grilled onions, green peppers, tomato, lettuce, pickles, jalapenos and mustard with a side of fries. I liked how the jalapenos were sliced uber thin and the patty kinda reminded me of a dryer version of Steak and Shake (I realize that may be a dis, but I love SteakShake).

I wont turn one down if you're buying, but I'll get In-and-Out or Fatburger before considering 5guys again.
 
2011-11-05 12:54:06 AM  
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The restaurants in this article are in airports that are hubs of major airlines. So, these are places where you'd most likely have a layover between connecting flights. The "Five Guys" franchises are well-rated. (new window)
 
2011-11-05 12:55:18 AM  
I just shipped 3 pizzas from Detroit to Portland - packed on dry ice and ready to finish cooking in the oven. Best 60$ I've spent in a long time.

If you've never had Detroit style square deep dish - try it. I've converted most of my friends out here.

/Jets and Cloverleaf ftw
 
2011-11-05 12:56:23 AM  

Dafatone: MaoTenDoo: [elmiraecho.com image 500x375]
...über alles

Five Guys is twice as good as In-n-Out. And twice the price. There's room for both.


Bullshiat. I had Five Guys. In-n-Out is way better.

Animal Style. Mmmmmmmm
 
2011-11-05 12:58:33 AM  

Likwit: violentsalvation: They aren't worth the cost even when you buy them locally.

This. Overrated.


Want to talk about overrated?

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I've been in Atlanta since '93 and happily, enthusiastically dove into local cuisine. I heard RAVES!11!!!! about the Varsity and the three times I went there the food was oily, had a bad texture and tasted like the line cook stuffed it down his shorts and farted on it and sat on it to squish it before it was served to me. I'm not a nitpicky biatch, really. I like a good greasy spoon now and then but I am amazed that this place is a "place to go!" in Atlanta. It is horrible. If you are craving a tasty fast food burger or chili dog, farkin' Sonic does a better job.

/likes 5 Guys quite a bit, when the hankerin' for a burger I don't have to cook hits me, for the record.
//last time I was in CA, my home state, I tried to get an old fashioned "In and Out Burger" bumper sticker (the kind that used to get cut to say "In and Out urge") and they no longer make them :(
 
2011-11-05 12:58:39 AM  

Wittenberg Dropout: Oh and I went to Five Guys finally yesterday. I'm totally meh about the place I have to admit. It wasn't bad, I had a Little Burger with grilled onions, green peppers, tomato, lettuce, pickles, jalapenos and mustard with a side of fries. I liked how the jalapenos were sliced uber thin and the patty kinda reminded me of a dryer version of Steak and Shake (I realize that may be a dis, but I love SteakShake).

I wont turn one down if you're buying, but I'll get In-and-Out or Fatburger before considering 5guys again.


Yeah, I went to 5 guys when it opened a year ago. Haven't really wanted to go back. Burgers were okay, but I really didn't like the fries, and they put so many in the bag that I felt ripped-off for buying 2 orders for 2 people, and terribly wasteful at the same time. 2 bad emotions that I don't need; I'm neurotic enough without their help. Same goes for the peanuts they have lying all about the place going stale.
 
2011-11-05 12:59:29 AM  
Schaller's Burgers. Nuff said.
 
2011-11-05 12:59:35 AM  
What a silly idea. As a California carpetbagger in Oregon, I feel compelled to support...

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2011-11-05 1:01:47 AM  
Alterra Coffee ships (new window). No use for this site.
 
2011-11-05 1:04:31 AM  

Harry_Seldon: What a silly idea. As a California carpetbagger in Oregon, I feel compelled to support...

[eat-american.com image 320x426]


I gotta tell you - I just don't love Burgerville. Sure it's locally sourced but locally sourced doesn't mean higher quality. And it sure isn't cheap - 3 of us went last week and our bill broke 40$. I thought they charged us twice but the bill was accurate.
 
2011-11-05 1:06:29 AM  
If I was gonna pay to have burgers we don't have here shipped in it would be whattaburger.
 
2011-11-05 1:06:30 AM  
Is it better than the cheeseburger in a can?
 
2011-11-05 1:06:33 AM  
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2011-11-05 1:07:38 AM  

Likwit: violentsalvation: They aren't worth the cost even when you buy them locally.

This. Overrated.


This. Overrated.

/Worst

//fries

///ever.
 
2011-11-05 1:08:16 AM  
Your local burger joint pales in comparison to my local burger joint.
 
2011-11-05 1:09:39 AM  

elffster: Now The Hat on the other hand...


MMM PASTRAMI...

/yes there is a place called The Hat..


You just dredged up an old memory of mine. The one and only time I went to The Hat (10-11 years ago), there was an old man walking across the restaurant who proceeded to stop and cough uncontrollably into his hands before vomiting into them. He briefly looked around the place in a futile search for a trash can before getting a look of rage across his face, flinging the vomit to the floor and storming out of the building. A young employee was given the task of cleaning duty and appeared all but dead inside as he complied without a word.

Yes, this is my outstanding memory of that establishment. Visiting family, being told the food was amazing, then forgetting most of the experience but my laughter at a senior citizen's vomit.

Still, the pastrami was tasty from what I recall.
 
2011-11-05 1:10:34 AM  

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Harry_Seldon: What a silly idea. As a California carpetbagger in Oregon, I feel compelled to support...

[eat-american.com image 320x426]

I gotta tell you - I just don't love Burgerville. Sure it's locally sourced but locally sourced doesn't mean higher quality. And it sure isn't cheap - 3 of us went last week and our bill broke 40$. I thought they charged us twice but the bill was accurate.


I like the Bacon Cheeseburger, their seasonal selections, and the customer service is a step up. However, I don't crave it like I crave In n' Out.
 
2011-11-05 1:10:41 AM  
you'll get nothing, and like it
 
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