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User currently offlineAislepathLight From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 562 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2502 times:

Although I adore In-N-Out, I was wondering if anybody agreed with me on one simple point: their fries let them down. Their burgers are probably the best, or second best (I always am partial to barbecued meat) in the world. But their fries, although they are fresh, are somewhat disappointing. When they are really hot and fresh, they are darn good, and if the get a little cooler, they really are bad. They also get cool really fast, I have noticed.

I have all the love and respect In-N-Out in the world, but their fries aren't at the same level as their Burgers. What do you all think?


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User currently offlineDoug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3403 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2481 times:

Did you salt them? they need salt.


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User currently offlinePSA53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3065 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2467 times:

Quoting AislepathLight (Thread starter):
When they are really hot and fresh, they are darn good, and if the get a little cooler, they really are bad. They also get cool really fast, I have noticed.

Most fries do.Most fries get stale very fast.

[Edited 2006-08-03 02:27:26]


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User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2467 times:

I agree that they lack some taste and texture compared to other fries, plus they're soggy. But it's a small price to pay for the knowledge that they are actual potatoes, cut right in front of your eyes. I'll take that any day over highly processed chemical sticks made of of who knows what in a factory who knows where and most likely contain dead animals the producers were too lazy to pick out.

User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2467 times:

What are you talking about, you crazy mad man!? In-N-Out fries are the best out there - fresh, all potato, crisp, hot...yes, they do need salt, but taste test them against McDross, Burger Ming, Carls Punier etc., and they are clearly superior.

In-N-Out Double Double animal style with added ketchup, fries, and a large root beer. That's a good meal.


User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2454 times:

Are you kidding me.......? You must be one....OH I get it, you're American... Obviously you opt for the more greasier fries such as McDonald's or Burger King.... In-N-Out has absolutely none of that nasty grease taste in them, and IMHO, they are fine without salt. Also, IMHO, they have the best fries out there..


The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently offlineRammstein From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2445 times:

Quoting AislepathLight (Thread starter):
When they are really hot and fresh, they are darn good, and if the get a little cooler, they really are bad. They also get cool really fast, I have noticed

It's simply because In-N-Out fries are simply made of.... potatoes.

McDonald's and Burger King fries are full of chemical additives to make them: faster to cook, durable in time, more tasty (and I don't want to know what they add), full of oil and fat to avoid cooling down in fast time.

And beyond that, only God knows.


User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2430 times:

Quoting Rammstein (Reply 6):

Rent the movie, "Supersize Me".



The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2417 times:

Quoting Evan767 (Reply 7):
Rent the movie, "Supersize Me".

You must be one....OH I get it, you're American... Obviously you opt for the lazy alternative instead of reading a much more informative book in "Fast Food Nation".


User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2399 times:

I disagree 100%. I think they are the best "fast food" fries anywhere in the U.S. They taste fresh, and they have a great flavor to them. They're great even without ketchup.

User currently offlineQR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2390 times:

Quoting WellHung (Reply 8):
You must be one....OH I get it, you're American... Obviously you opt for the lazy alternative instead of reading a much more informative book in "Fast Food Nation".

 rotfl 


User currently offlineScintx From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 270 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2369 times:

O.K It's been three years since my last visit. I'm freaking starved and I see this thread and now I'm screwed. I have to be at least 1100 miles from the closest In-N-Out Please do not start a thread on Del Taco!!! In theory I should be able to drive this in 18 hours..... oh yes the fries are excellet.


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User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2360 times:

Quoting WellHung (Reply 8):
You must be one....OH I get it, you're American... Obviously you opt for the lazy alternative instead of reading a much more informative book in "Fast Food Nation".

This is true.



The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2354 times:

Get them "Animal Style"

Quoting AislepathLight (Thread starter):
their fries let them down.

You're screwy!

Quoting AislepathLight (Thread starter):
They also get cool really fast, I have noticed.

They are thinner therefore can cool off faster.

Quoting Evan767 (Reply 7):
Rent the movie, "Supersize Me".

A poorly made, one sided documentary with a blatant anti capitalistic slant. If you (not you but anyone) think you can eat McDonald's every day for every meal and not become a fat ass and make yourself unhealthy you really are a moron. His whole premise was laughable at best.



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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7776 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2333 times:

IIRC In and Out uses canola oil to cook their fries, so there isn't much flavor picked up from the oil. Now Five Guys Burgers uses peanut oil and their fries (all freshly sliced in store like In and Out) have flavor. So basically you need to salt them to make them have some flavor.

But for less than five bucks a double-double w/ fries and a medium coke is a pretty good deal.



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User currently offlineAislepathLight From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 562 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

Quoting PSA53 (Reply 2):

Most fries do.Most fries get stale very fast.

In-N-Out fries get cold really fast, faster than normal.

Quoting Evan767 (Reply 5):
Are you kidding me.......? You must be one....OH I get it, you're American... Obviously you opt for the more greasier fries such as McDonald's or Burger King.... In-N-Out has absolutely none of that nasty grease taste in them, and IMHO, they are fine without salt. Also, IMHO, they have the best fries out there..

Don't get me wrong, I love them, as posted, but I have a couple that are better. Among the few better are ones (non-fastfood) that I have made at home and from a place that makes everything on site (Tommy's on Coventry) : dressings, fries, and some others. In no way am a saying that they are worse than any other fast food, as they are the best among their class, and many others. ALso, they are the only ones you can tell are actually potatoes (try that with BK). But I am trying to say that their burgers are the best (anywhere, outside of barbecued burgers, especially when you can make them yourself) and their fries should be the same. Right now, In-N-Out is either 3rd or 4th on my top fry list.

Listen, I am trying to just moan about the fact that they cool off way to fast (even compaired to home and at Tommies). Also, I think that they would be way better if they used peanut oil. There is nothing else wrong, but after you get your burgers, and you eat those, the fries are already cold. That is my only complant.



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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2312 times:

Quoting AislepathLight (Reply 15):
but after you get your burgers, and you eat those, the fries are already cold.

Well there's your problem! Eat the fries first and save the super delicious Animal Style burger until the end.



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User currently offlineCOrocks From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2266 times:

I will agree with you. I think they are a little too plain. Yes they are probably healthier than the other fast food places, but they are still lacking something in regards to taste.

User currently offlineSaxdiva From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2382 posts, RR: 42
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2235 times:

Try getting them well-done--they don't get cold and soggy so fast.

User currently offlineQXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2404 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2226 times:

WOW! Their fries are the best! I love everything about In-N-Out. I was sad when I went to Michiagan for College. When my parents flew out to visit me a lot from FAT, they would bring In-N-Out on the plane for me so I could have it right when they get off the plane. Its great!


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User currently offlineSpark From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2179 times:

I'm always disappointed with In-N-Out's fries, but then I'm not a big fry guy. Like most things, if I'm really hungry, the fries taste pretty good, but ussually the Double Double and Coke cure my hunger pains, and the fries don't do it for me.
Still have to say that In-N-Out probably has one of the best burgers out there (and I'm not just talking about chains- Which they are far better than anybody else-BAR NONE), I'm talking about the numerous local hamburger shack.


User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7263 posts, RR: 85
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2174 times:
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I continue to say the same thing when In-n-Out is discussed on this site.

Eat only the singles!

The fries, shakes, doubles, etc are crap.

All I need is a single!  bouncy 


User currently offlineAislepathLight From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 562 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2161 times:

Quoting FXramper (Reply 21):
continue to say the same thing when In-n-Out is discussed on this site.

Eat only the singles!

The fries, shakes, doubles, etc are crap.

All I need is a single! bouncy

You are crazy. End of story. Period.

Or can't you take the amazingness of the double-double? Too weak?

Does anybody here know what is wrong with him?



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User currently offlineAirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2152 times:

It's because they are fresh, not like the others. They are not pre-treated with chemicals/flavoring to last long like the other junk food establishents do. Have you ever made home made fries? Do they taste like fries form McDonalds/BK/Carls/Diners? No way, they taste like INOUTs fries.

User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2147 times:

Quoting QXatFAT (Reply 19):
WOW! Their fries are the best! I love everything about In-N-Out. I was sad when I went to Michiagan for College. When my parents flew out to visit me a lot from FAT, they would bring In-N-Out on the plane for me so I could have it right when they get off the plane. Its great!

That's funny, dude. I'm from California and I too was sad when I too went to Michigan for college because I missed In N Out.

BTW where do you go to college here? I've got one more sem. left then back to SoCal and In N Out.

Goddamn you people. Now I am salivating thinking about In N Out fries and double doubles.


25 JetsGo : There are a few reasons as to why our french fries are different then the others: The first is of course that they are fresh. Every french fry was a w
26 AislepathLight : Yeah, I have. I love both home made and In-N-Out. But there are other oils in the world than the canola oil they use. May I quote from thier web site
27 Post contains images Skidmarks : Bloody hell! A whole thread about chips? And you Yanks have NO idea how to make them anyway!! Andy
28 Post contains images FlyUSCG : You're all bastards because I was going to wait a little longer for lunch and figure out where to go and all. But now I must immediately go to the In-
29 Lhrmaccoll : Why? Some may not choose to watch 90 minutes of anti-USA drivel by some attention seeking w**ker
30 Scintx : Hold on a minute, I'll trade places with you. I'm at least 1100 air miles from one. You think you have a problem. I'm faced with a freaking 18 hour d
31 FlyUSCG : Just so you all know, I just got back and it was DELICIOUS!!! I can certainly understand the desire to drive an unreasonable distance. My freshman yea
32 Scintx : Thanks, you saved me some driving time! I didn't know they had one in Phoenix! I was planning on a drive to SAN. I had the same issue with Del Taco.
33 Post contains links FlyUSCG : http://www.in-n-out.com/ There are actually 8 in the Phoenix area (unfortunately for your sake none in Tucson) and are all relatively next to another
34 Scintx : Thanks for the link. I really thought this was a CA only chain. We have a chain out here that is not bad called Whataburger dating from the 1950's. I
35 AislepathLight : No, Skids, you gotta try IN-N-OUT, and then you will be blessed with the knowledge that it is the best stuff. What did you get? I just left LA this s
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