The Ultimate Guide To Hacking The In-N-Out Menu

If you’ve ever been to the west coast, you probably know how amazing an In-N-Out burger tastes. No, it’s not overrated, it’s food perfection — one of the best foods California has to offer. California is all about beaches, great weather and In-N-Out.

As it slowly grows outward to places like Nevada and Arizona, and even pop-up locations in Toronto and Hong Kong, In-N-Out is slowly becoming more accessible to the world.

If you haven’t had it already, you will have In-N-Out at some point in your life, hopefully. So as a Californian who has been able to enjoy the glorious burgers for 25 years, I felt obligated to give you a full look at the In-N-Out menu, the Not-So-Secret menu, and ridiculous amount of tips and tricks that will let you enjoy your trip to In-N-Out even more.

So get ready for the most extensive look at the In-N-Out menu you’ll ever see, and get ready to try something new and delicious:



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You roll up to In-N-Out and you see the classic menu that’ll probably never change. It’s beautiful, consistent, basic, fresh, always made-to-order and delicious:

  • Hamburger (A beef patty, fresh lettuce, tomatoes, onion, spread)
  • Cheeseburger (Same as the hamburger, but with cheese added)
  • Double-Double (Same as the cheeseburger, but with an second patty and piece of cheese)
  • French Fries
  • Milk 
  • Coffee
  • Shakes (Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry)

Unless instructed otherwise, your burgers come with fresh lettuce, tomatoes, raw onions, their famous Thousand Island spread over the toasted bun and of course beef patties. If you get a cheeseburger, they a slice of cheese, of course, and a double-double has two beef patties with two slices of cheese. If you want to split a hamburger in half for the kiddos, they’ll happily do that for you as well.

That was the easy part. Now we get to the ‘instructed otherwise’ part of the list, which is the fun part.


They call it the Not-So-Secret Menu because although it’s not visible on their in-store menu, it is acknowledged online. The items on here have become so common in people’s orders, they probably could be listed on the menu. You’ve got extra patties in your burgers, cheesy fries and even a breadless burgers.

The 3×3


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This part of the list starts off pretty easy. If the Double-Double isn’t enough for you, you can add a third patty and an third piece of cheese with the 3×3.

The 4×4


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If you’re really in Beast Mode, In-N-Out lets you order your burger with up to FOUR patties and FOUR pieces of cheese with its 4×4. There was a time when you could add five, or six, or 100 patties, but someone ruined it for everyone by actually ordering a 100×100, forcing In-N-Out an official limit of four. Sure you can order an unlimited amount of 4x4s and create a super burger, but don’t be a dick. The 100×100 has already been done and documented (See photo below). All you’d be doing is slowing down a line that’s already going to be incredibly long.


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Animal Style Burgers and Fries


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It’s come to the point where Animal Style is almost a must when going to In-N-Out. If you’re not from the west coast and don’t get to enjoy In-N-Out on a consistent basis, it’s silly not to order, at least, Animal Style fries.

Animal Style Fries are their classic fries topped off with their famous spread, a slice of cheese and chopped grilled onions. The Animal Style Burger includes extra spread, mustard grilled into the meat patty, and extra pickles in this mess of a burger. You can order Animal style for your double double, 3×3 and 4×4.

Protein Style Burger

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If you’re not into carbs and want to do away with the bread, In-N-Out can replace the bread by expertly wrapping the burger in lettuce. Everything inside stays the same, it’s just breadless. So if you want a 4×4, Protein Style, you’ll have a massive burger lettuce wrap.

The Flying Dutchman

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This Flying Dutchman is more than just a character on Spongebob Squarepants, at In-N-Out it’s an uber deconstructed burger. There’s no bread, no lettuce, no onions, no spread. It’s just two pieces of meat and cheese. This one could have easily been called a protein style burger, but no, it has the name of a mythical ghost ship for some reason.

Grilled Cheese sandwich

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The grilled cheese burger is just what you think it is. It’s all the veggies that come with a normal burger and two slices of cheese, but it has no meat patty.

Double Meat


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If you’re not down with cheese, you can order a Double Meat burger, which is just what it sounds like, a two beer patty burger with no cheese.


For the sake of allergies and other boring law-abiding reasons, In-N-Out can’t exactly do everything you ask, but that shouldn’t stop you from taking the available ingredients in the restaurant and making stuff yourself. Here are some ideas that let you play with your food.

Monkey Style Burger


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This dirty little burger started off as a rumor on Twitter. Legend says that an order of Animal Style fries stuffed inside a Double-Double was called a Monkey Style Burger. We tried ordering it ourselves and pissed off In-N-Out to say the least. Turns out Monkey Style isn’t a super secret menu item, and thanks to us, you’ll get a vicious look from the cashier if you try to order it. Sorry, not sorry. You can however order Animal Style fries and stuff them in a Double-Double yourself. It tastes pretty amazing.

Lemon-Pepper Fries

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You can ask for lemon and pepper on the side if you’re in the drive-thru, or if you’re dining in, just grab the condiments yourself. Squeeze the lemon over your fries then pepper them.

Roadkill Fries


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If you want to upgrade your Animal Style fries even more, top them with a Flying Dutchman. You can even use the plastic utensils to cut up the meat patty and sprinkle them over your fries, for an In-N-Out version of carne asada fries.

Monkey Style Milkshake


I know it sounds weird, but dipping your fries in a vanilla milkshake is just as awesome as stuffing your burger with fries. There’s something about mixing the saltiness of the fries with the sweetness of the shake that’s perfect.

‘Hood Lemonade

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If you’re broke and usually skip the purchase of a drink to save money, you can make your own lemonade with free ingredients. You’ve got free water, free lemon slices and free sugar. You can easily make yourself a free lemonade. Knowing your broke ass though, you’re probably putting 7UP in that clear water cup anyway.

Peppered Ketchup

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You can pepper your fries, or ketchup. Either way, it’s a little upgrade for your fries.


This is the stuff you won’t see on either the standard, or secret menu, but are upgrades the workers know about and can do for you. So maybe this is the secret menu? From the small stuff like adding grilled onions to your burger, to getting your Flying Dutchman Animal Style, these are upgrades that can enhance your next order.

Veggie Burger


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If you’re vegetarian, you can get this sad looking Veggie Burger. It’s essentially a regular burger, but meatless and cheese-less. If you’re vegan, you can get it without spread as well. It’s basically a really depressing way for vegetarians to enjoy an In-N-Out “burger” with their friends.

Flying Dutchman Animal Style


That breadless burger we mentioned earlier, The Flying Dutchman, can come Animal Style. I was told that you’d probably just ring it up like a Double-Double, but you CAN order a Flying Dutchman Animal Style, which would come with fried mustard, grilled onions and spread like you would a regular Animal Style Burger.

Grilled Onions


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Grilled Onions come standard on Animal Style fries, but you also have the option of getting these chopped up little guys on your burger to replace the regular raw onion it usually comes with. J’deteste onions, but I’ve tried the grilled onions a couple of times and I have to admit they’re pretty damn good.

Whole Grilled Onions


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When you ask for grilled onions, they usually come chopped up, but if you really get specific, you can get whole onions grilled as well.

Chopped Chilies


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In-N-Out has yellow chilies that can be ordered on the side, but it is also possible to ask them to chop them up and put them over your fries, or in your burger. Gives your order a little extra spice. Works great with your Lemon Pepper Fries as well.


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Grilled Mustard


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I mentioned that the patties in an Animal Style Burger come with mustard grilled in to them, but you have that option with any burger you order. They essentially give the meat a bit of a tangy taste with the combination of mustard and pickles.


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Medium Rare


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In-N-Out burgers are cooked so that there’s no pink, or reddish tint showing, like most fast food burgers do. Most locations are OK with making your burger medium rare if you want. There are places, such as the locations in Nevada, that have to cook it all the way through, by law, but other than that, get your pink meat on.

Cheese Fries


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Cheese Fries are what you get when you want more than just regular fries, but don’t want to go all the way to Animal Style. They just put a couple slices of melted cheese over your fries. Simple and delicious.

Well Done Fries


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In-N-Out makes their fries fresh to order, so you have the option of having them custom cooked. If you want them a little crispier, you can order them “light-well.” If you want them even darker and crispy, you can order them “well-done.” If you want them almost burnt and inedible, you can get them “extra well-done.” If you want them to be soft and terrible, you can order them “light.”

Cold Cheese


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I don’t know why you’d want this, but it’s an option. If you don’t want their classic cheese, beautifully melted in your burger, you can order cold cheese.

Extra Toast


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Trust me, this burger had its buns toasted a little more than usual. You might not be able to tell from the picture, but look at how glorious this thing looks. The extra toast provides a bit more of a crunch to your bun.


Arnold Palmer, like anywhere else, is a mix of their lemonade and tea.
Lemon Up mixes lemonade and 7UP.
-Rootbeer Lemonade. Mixing up root beer and lemonade sounds kind of weird, but I tried it the other day and thought I’d recommend it to the world.



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In-N-Out has vanilla, chocolate and strawberry milkshakes. If you order a Neapolitan, they’ll mix all three flavors in the same cup. You can also go halfsies of each flavor, such as a strawberry-chocolate shake.

Root Beer Float

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They have vanilla shakes and have root beer. If you order a root beer float, they’ll gladly mix the two together for you.


Pup Patty

In-N-Out is one of few restaurants that has secret menus for doggies. If you order a Pup Patty, they’ll give you a salt-less beef patty so you can enjoy a meal in the car with your four-legged friend.

Fast Food

Toronto, CANADA: You Are Getting an In-N-Out Burger Tomorrow


Yes, this is very, very true.

The early  web  murmurings of an In-N-Out Burger location coming to the most populous city in Canada are absolutely true, albeit in the form of a 4 hour pop-up shop.

In-N-Out published the following ad in Metro papers this morning:

The pop-up shop will take place at an Italian restaurant called Ganzi Osteria and serves as an opportunity for Toronto fans of the brand to get a taste of the coveted burger in their home town.

A quick call to In-N-Out’s corporate office confirmed that the pop up is indeed a brand-officiated ordeal. They told Foodbeast that they often do pop-ups in other countries to continue disseminating their brand worldwide. Sounds like a great deal for these Toronto heads, even if it is for a couple of hours between 11am – 3pm on Thursday, September 11th.

For those of you in Canada who have yet to try an In-N-Out Burger, TREAT YOSELVES.

For the sake of celebrating, here are some stories and menu items from In-N-Out that should get your mouth watering:



Food Trucks

This Food Truck is Now Serving a Hamburger + Bread Bowl Hybrid, the ‘Supperbowl’


Food hacking and conjoining is spilling over into the savory arena, and it looks like the GD BRO truck’s hybrid bread bowl and hamburger is the next to make some serious waves. It’s called the Supperbowl Burger, and it apparently lives as an upgrade option for any burger available on their Orange County-based food truck.

When you ask for your burger as a Supperbowl, you’ll get your burger patty (many of which are stuffed with cheese and other ingredients) encased in a soft, hollowed-out brioche bun, and ingredients abundantly piled on top.

After spotting them testing the product at a location a few clicks away from our office, we reached out to them for more information on this peculiar new mashup. Here’s the initial photo they uploaded via their Facebook page:


Their team was kind enough to swing through our office and show us the new creation up-close and personal. Needless to say, what we put in our mouths was absolutely remarkable. Here are the two varieties we tried:


All-American Supperbowl Burger


With a cheese-stuffed patty, topped with fries, more cheese, and barbecue sauce. Not to be missed if you’re a fan of those flavors.


‘Juan and Only’ Supperbowl Burger


The ‘Juan and Only’ Supperbowl featured the same soft bread bowl filled with their jalapeño cream cheese-stuffed patty, pico de gallo, avocado, chipotle mayo, melted pepper jack cheese and fries. This particular burger was admittedly inspired by In-N-Out’s Monkey Style burger off-menu item.


Here are some Instagram moments from that day from everyone who happened to be in the office. Feel free to find their truck and make your own versions (hashtag #foodbeast if you do, we want to see!). My personal favorite was their Juan and Only Supperbowl burger topped with a fried egg:

The beautiful photography above shot by our own Dominique Zamora.


10 Mind-Blowing Food Trends Already Dominating 2014

Quite a few new food trends have made the news over the last year. Between deep-frying your spam into fries and shot glasses made from chocolate chip cookies, this is truly a time to enjoy food. Our friends over at PopSugar compiled a list of 10 of the top mouthwatering food items you absolutely need to try. We couldn’t agree more with the list.

10. The Monkey Style Burger


Animal Style Fries stuffed into your In-N-Out burger. A Monkey Style Burger is loaded with gooey gooey deliciousness and totally real. Savvy food lovers may remember this from 2013, but it’s quickly gaining popularity as more die-hard In-N-Out fans get word.

9. The Everything Bacon Burger


A burger that utilizes an excess of bacon in every single aspect from the pure bacon patties to the onions.

8. Spam Fries


Fried sticks of glorious Spam are the perfect snack for those watching their carb intake. Pretty sure it’s protein, right?

7. Ramen-Crusted Wings


If I could only choose a handful of foods to eat for the rest of my life, ramen and chicken wings would be at the top of that list. Thankfully these ramen-crusted wings could narrow that down.

6. Cheese-Stuffed Doritos


Cheese-stuffed into Doritos. Nuff said.

5. Waffle Tacos


Nothing says breakfast this year more than the waffle taco. Filled with breakfast goodies, you can literally eat a well-balance breakfast while driving. Not that I’d condone eating and driving…

4. Movie Theater Popcorn Cake


An ingenious conception that combines all movie theater snacks into one glorious bite. Definitely saves time fumbling through the different candy containers.

3. Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Shot


Why waste both hands enjoying your cookies and milk when you can do it all in one? Cookie shots for the house!

2. Chocolate Chip Cookie Cinnamon Roll


The best of two desserts, Dude Foods combined a cookie with a cinnamon rolls. Sweetness overload.

1. The Milky Bun



Possibly the biggest thing to happen to ice cream since Magic Shell, the milkybun combines donuts and ice cream in one melty fried pocket of pure dairy-gasm.

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Fast Food

This Chick Reviews In-N-Out, Quickly Escalates Into Inappropriate Mouthgasm [Video]

In-N-Out Video Review

There’s no doubt if you’ve ever had In-N-Out, it’s led to some sort of blissful reaction at some point in your life, but Grace Helbig from the Daily Grace YouTube channel had a partially censored foodgasm when reviewing her In-N-Out meal.

It’s not clear whether it was her first time trying In-N-Out, but she seemed a little unimpressed when first describing her Animal Style burger and Animal Style fries. She quickly had an “Oh, f***k!” reaction after her first bite, as is understandable when eating from the Southern California-based fast food restaurant.

She then lost all control, as every bite prompted reactions of, and I quote, “F**k! Oh f**k! Mmm, f**k!” and even an, “Mmm, f****ng, f**k, f**k!”

Probably a perfect review as it showed both the initial feel of, ‘It’s just a burger’ and the soon-after feel of, ‘Son of a b***h, it’s not just a burger!’

Growing up in California, I can’t say I remember how I felt when I first had In-N-Out, but I did lose my damn mind after my first bite of a Monkey Style burger earlier this year.


1000 Instances of In-N-Out #MonkeyStyle, Here Are the Dirtiest, Filthiest & Most Delicious


A few days ago we released footage of In-N-Out’s latest fan eye candy: the Monkey Style Burger. While many of you are familiar with the chain’s “Animal Style” item featuring fries doused in Thousand Island-esque spread, grilled onions and cheese, the “Monkey Style” Burger takes this fast food favorite to the next level.

Here are the deets: Getting your burger “Monkey Style” involves the simple yet beautiful addition of Animal Style fries to In-N-Out’s signature burgers. Although, we should warn you that most cashiers may raise an eyebrow if you make the off-menu request, while others will probably flat out say you’re having delusions of grandeur.

Despite the difficulty of obtaining these fast food unicorns, some have been successful in their attempts. Of course, the obligatory Instagram shots were taken, resulting in more than 1000 glorious, filthy photos of #MonkeyStyle porn. We picked our favorites below, you can thank us later.


Darling, you’re a hot, hot mess


Monkey style burger? Delish!#burger #inandout #signalhill #longbeach — @irmaestoesta


This is real life


Monkey style burger at in&out — @efeezhee 


Whatcha Know ‘Bout That?


Yall don’t know about this, animalstyle fries in your burger!?! Whattt!?!#secretmenu #innout#animalstylefriesinyourburger#wholegrilledonions#ketchupmustardinstead#getonmylevel #imfat #itsok #instafood#instagood #nom —  @yo_timmy


Triplets, ain’t they adorable?


#thatsthatfuckin #shitisreal #innout#monkeystyle #foodhofasho — @badmambajamba


DIY that sh*t


Behold: #MonkeyStyle (select restaurants only.) #hadtomakeitmyself but #itdoesexist — @jukie_




#Monkeystyle #innout #samhookeditup#howdidijustfindoutaboutthis#theregoesmybeachbody#goingtolooklikedaniel #toogood —@chrissmac1


The Over Achiever



#4×4 #monkeystyle #goml — @j_svoboda_




#damonkeybizness#monkeybackride #monkeystyle#likenobodyswatching#mostobnoxioushashtags — @niicbrenna


Professional BEAST STATUS


#MonkeyStyle — @jayareaustria

Now go forth, Foodbeasts, and when you do find the ever elusive Monkey Style burger, make sure to hasthtag #Foodbeast #MonkeyStyle. You know we can never get enough of that good good.

Fast Food

Here’s What the In-N-Out ‘Monkey Style’ Burger Looks Like [VIDEO]

In-N-Out enthusiasts, have you ever heard of a “Monkey Style” burger?

I’ve heard of Animal Style (mustard-cooked beef patty, pickles, extra spread and grilled onions) and Protein Style (lettuce-wrapped burger), but never Monkey Style.

The beauty of the West Coast burger chain’s simple menu is the different tiers of customization you can accomplish with a simple base of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, fries and drinks.

In-N-Out still claims they have no “secret menu,” although they’ve acknowledged a fair amount of their off-menu items through a page on their website. It wasn’t until a few days ago that I overheard a Twitter conversation about a style of burger I’d never heard of: Monkey Style.

Apparently, getting your burger “Monkey Style” involves topping your sandwich with Animal Style fries (french fries, cheese, grilled onions and spread). Our particular quest to In-N-Out was fruitful, but we’ve heard that many cashiers aren’t familiar with Monkey Style, or simply shy away from creating it due to its possible disruptive nature to the back of the house.

Feast your eyes on the Monkey Style burger:




(See: 1000 Instances of In-N-Out #MonkeyStyle, Here are the Dirtiest, Filthiest & Most Delicious)

(See: The 8 Longest In-N-Out Lines According to Google Maps)