In-N-Out is a fast food place. That said, when compared to McDonald's, Wendy's, Carl's Jr. etc...........it's head and shoulders above them. The difference is that they use FRESH ingredients, nothing is frozen.
For those people who don't like their fries, it's because they're used to freeze dried McDonald's french fries cooked in unhealthy "vegetable oil" that contain meat extracts in it to enhance the flavor. In-N-Out fries are made fresh right in front of you. You can see the guy peeling and slicing the potato to make the fries.
Remember, we're talking about hamburgers here, not filet mignon. That said, the meat is never frozen and is fresh as well. Nothing beats a Double-Double with grilled onions. You really can taste the difference in freshness. The problem with anyone who grew up outside of Southern California is that a hamburger to them is a Big Mac that is 100% processed and frozen and that's what a "good" hamburger should taste like in their minds, not something that is 100% fresh like an In-N-Out burger.
Besides, where else in the world can you enjoy a great burger and spot like at In-N-Out on Sepulveda and Lincoln next to LAX
. Nowhere that I've seen!!!!