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How In-N-Out Became The Burger Giant It Is Today

According to an evaluation done by Harris Poll’s yearly Equi-Trend study, In-N-Out has been dethroned as the the Burger King by Five Guys…

Okay enough with the obvious lame burger puns. Yes, In-N-Out has allegedly been dethroned by Five Guys from a poll based on brand familiarity, quality, and likelihood of considering to purchase the brand. An overwhelming majority of us here at Foodbeast aren’t too happy with the outcome of this recent study, so we thought it would be a good idea to share a bit of In-N-Out’s history and what has made it into the G.O.A.T. fast food burger joint.

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Founded in 1948, In-N-Out was the first drive-thru burger stand in Southern California, opening in Baldwin Park, CA by Harry Snyder and his wife Esther. From its very inception, In-N-Out has dedicated itself to providing high quality burgers made from fresh ingredients. After its first decade, the company expanded to five total restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley area; by its 25th anniversary in 1973, In-N-Out grew to 13 locations in the Los Angeles County area.

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Contrary to popular belief, the “secret menu” actually began to manifest way back in 1961, when Snyder catered to a customer’s custom order. It ultimately became known as “Animal Style.” If you know… you know.

It was not until 1963 that the world famous Double Double was introduced on the menu, almost immediately becoming the go-to item on the already precise and simple menu. Therein lies the charm of In-N-Out: a small, simple menu that’s affordable and almost always meets your expectations.

By the 1970s, In-N-Out really blew up to become a staple in Southern California culture; their iconic crossed palm trees at every location became a familiar sight, ice cream milkshakes were added to the menu, and a shift towards a dining room format became the standard.

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It wasn’t until 1992 that the red palm trees crossed state lines into Nevada, and it won’t be until the year 2000 that Arizonians were blessed with Double Double. The first Utah location opened in 2008, Texas in 2011, and Oregon barely in 2015. At this time, there are only 300 locations within the six aforementioned states, and has always been family owned — a rarity in the fast food industry.

A testament to their overall appeal and business savvy, In-N-Out is a billion dollar company with over 18,000 employees across the board and annual revenue numbers reaching over 600 million dollars. What’s more, such success has come without sacrificing everything their brand and product has stood for.

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In a world where restaurants have large, complicated menus, it’s refreshing to know that In-N-Out’s burgers will always deliver on the same great taste. Despite being only in SIX states and having 300 locations, it’s quite an amazing feat to be craved by people all over the world.

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In Honor of National Burger Month, Here Are 15 Burgers That Will Have You Drooling All Over Your Keyboard

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It’s officially May which means it’s National Burger Month. As if we needed an excuse to pig out on America’s favorite food. We’ve rounded up the most mouthwatering, gluttonous, dirtiest, burgers we could find on the interwebs to fill our burger porn fix. Some of these burgers you can make at home, some you’ll have to travel cross country to try, either way we all can agree on one thing, they’ll have you hardcore craving a meaty burger. Might we suggest a #monkeystyle with bacon to fill your burger needs?

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So Kalbi Maybe

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PicThx: Porn Burger

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Soft Shell Crab Burger

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PicThx: Imgur

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The Walking Ched

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PicThx: Small Screen Silver Surfer

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Dee Snider

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PicThx: Foodspotting

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Fried Chicken and Beer Burger

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PicThx: Foodbeast

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Ramen Burger

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PicThx: Ramen Burger

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Death Burg

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PicThx: Grill ‘Em All

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Surf ‘N Turf Burger

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Recipe: Serious Eats

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Spaghetti Burger

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PicThx: PYT Burger

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The Ringmaster

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PicThx: Serious Eats

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Lasagna Burger

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PicThx: Foodbeast

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100% Everything Bacon Burger

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Recipe: Foodbeast

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Khaleesi Burger

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Recipe: Porn Burger

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Deep Fried Doritos Breaded Burger

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PicThx: Dude Foods

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My Bloody Valentine

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PicThx: Porn Burger

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Gratuitous Food Porn: National Burger Month Edition

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There are few things in this world as evidently beautiful as a hamburger. Simultaneously fluffy and smooth, juicy and cheesy, over-the-top and coolly lowkey, a good burger is nothing short of a masterpiece. With 15 days left of National Burger Month and 11 days until Memorial Day, it’s high time we slowed down and appreciated the good things in life. Here, have some noms on us.

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The Ultimate Steak House Burger

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Recipe: Pass the Sushi

 

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The Frito Pie Burger

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Recipe: Jason and Shawnda

 

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Eggs Benedict Burger

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Recipe: Jason and Shawnda

 

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Spaghetti Burger

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Recipe: She Knows

 

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Broccoli Spiked Rarebit Burger

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Recipe: Girl Carnivore

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Steakhouse Mushroom Burger with Creamed Spinach Sauce

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Recipe: Pink Parsley

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Long Boy “Burgers”

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Recipe: Sunshine and Bones

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Salmon Burgers

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Recipe: Ezra Pound Cake

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Grilled Portobello and Peach Burger

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Recipe: Design Sponge

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Caprese Burger

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Recipe: The Parsley Thief

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Fajita Burger

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Recipe: Good Life Eats

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Jamaican Jerk Burger

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Recipe: Season with Spice

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Grilled Blue Cheese and Bacon Basil Turkey Burgers

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Recipe: Coupon Clipping Cook

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Fried Chicken Burger

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Recipe: Mongolian Kitchen

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White Bean Burger with Rosemary and Sundried Tomatoes

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Recipe: Not Without Salt

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Goat Cheese Burger

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Recipe: Blog Resipi

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Deep Fried Gravy Burger

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Picthx Endless Simmer

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Crispy Cheese Burger Sliders

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Recipe: Coupon Clipping Cook

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H/T Tasteologie