A couple of years ago, Foodbeast’s own Geoff Kutnick was in Las Vegas, the only location in the United States to have both an In-N-Out and a Shake Shack at the time. Taking advantage of their unique availability at the same time, he went and made a few different burger mashups from the two fast food chains, and they looked scrumptious.
Fast forward two years later and Shake Shack has since expanded into various locations across the West Coast, including Los Angeles. DAPS.com blogger Don ended up getting the same idea as Geoff, and went to a local In-N-Out and Shake Shack to try his hand at combining the two burger joints into one sandwich.
Unlike Geoff, he decided to just shove the classic Shackburger inside of an In-N-Out Animal-Style Double Double, creating a spectacular meshing of burger cult icons.
Don was inspired by the infamous McGangBang to create his own concoction, which totals in at over 1200 calories. He recounted the fruits of his labor as tasting divine.
“Pure joy overwhelmed me. An explosion of flavors and textures, working in harmony to create what I will call the world’s best cheeseburger. The nuance of both potato AND regular hamburger buns, the onions, lettuce, tomato, cheese, and animal style sauces. All of it together. Each ingredient working in complete harmony.”
The “Bi-Coastal Burger,” as it’s been dubbed, looks like a mouthwatering burger, but also like a heart attack version of a Big Mac. Still, it’s cool to see what other people are coming up with for In-N-Out and Shake Shack mashups. Maybe this will inspire the California-based In-N-Out to begin heading east so more people can make more creations like this?
In any case, I’m motivated to make my own In-N-Out and Shake Shack masterpiece now… after Lent, that is.