Where’s the Nearest In-N-Out?
This bit of Southern California ephemera may be the last of it’s kind.
I’ve heard that the classic In-N-Out Location Guide
was replaced with the smart phone app.
As native Angelenos, it’s the first thing our family wants to know when we hit the road. And for fast answers we turn to our handy In-N-Out App. Back in the Dark Ages, before smart phones, we relied on the trusty In-N-Out Locator Card, now a bit of Southern California ephemera highly prized by burger fans (for more info on ephemera, see Caroline Pointer and the 48-Hour Ephemera Challenge).
The classic, SoCal drive-thru burger experience. Short menu, long lines.
Not So Secret Anymore Menu
Order off the Secret Menu like my sons: 4×4 Animal Style, Animal Fries and a Neapolitan Shake. Translation: 4 meat patties, 4 slices of cheese on a burger with In-N-Out secret sauce, grilled onions, and the works, along with fries topped with grilled onions and cheese melted under the heat, and a strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla shake. It’s not for the weak.
You will also find the “Protein Style” Burger (no bun, burger wrapped in crisp lettuce), and variations of the classic 4×4 such as 3×3 or Double Meat or Double Cheese, etc. It’s messy. Get extra napkins. And don’t forget to take home a souvenir tshirt, too.