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Jul 19, 2010

Review: In-N-Out - Secret Menu - Animal Style

In N Out Animal Style
Probably the most popular burger variation at In-N-Out is the vaunted "Animal Style" which is a burger of your choice with hand-leafed lettuce, tomatoes slices, a beef patty (or two or three) with mustard seared in during grilling, pickles, extra spread (thousand island), and grilled onions. Pictured above is a In-N-Out Hamburger Animal Style which comes in at a reasonable $1.75.

In-N-Out takes the specialist approach to fast food, where they only make a few items but they make them well. I figure there's less opportunity to screw up when you only have to remember how to make a burger and fries. Of course, this also means that it's not the place to go when you feel like having some onion rings or zucchini sticks.
In N Out Animal Style
As far as the Animal Style Hamburger goes it's very good and the pickles give it a bit of a Big Mac vibe. But other than that, I don't find it much different than a regular In-N-Out Hamburger which is also very good. I don't know that I pick up on the extra spread and mustard. Still, a fair amount of my friend and relatives swear by the Animal Style. Sometimes, I'll get it just because, but usually my order is a Cheeseburger with grilled onions which is just classic.
In N Out Animal Style
I've included the nutrition information for a Hamburger below but the In-N-Out site didn't have the information on getting extra spread and pickles but if I were to guess, it would tax on a bit more sodium and a little more fat.

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Nutritional Info - Hamburger with Onions (243g)
Calories - 390 (from Fat - 170)
Fat - 19g (Saturated Fat - 5g)
Sodium - 650mg
Carbs - 39g (Sugar - 10g)
Protein - 16g


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3 comments :

  1. "Sometimes, I'll get it just because" is the reason most people go to In-N-Out. Californians are incredibly vocal about how this is the best burger in the universe, so the rest of us go "Oh, okay then" and make our zombie-like shuffling out to our cars, never quite realizing what we're doing until we get home and break out of our trances.

    They're good burgers, though. Not great, just good.

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  2. Animal style! Where are the fries?

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  3. Actually Frankie, the phrase "sometimes, I'll get it just because" refers to the OP getting the burger "animal style" as opposed to his regular order of Cheeseburger with grilled onions.

    I personally am a fan on In-n-Out. I can really taste the difference in their fresh, never-frozen, patties and fries. You can't get a better burger for the price. Obvi, if you wanted to spring for a gourmet burger with aged beef, caramelized onions, applewood bacon compote, gruyere, maytag blue cheese and arugula, you'd go somewhere else. But that's another musing for another Office Burger day...

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