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the burger: the 'in-famous' Double Double"...
30 Sep 2016
*West Lake Village, Ca...
is a West Coast institution.
And one of the keys to their success has been keeping it simple.
There are only four food items on
Hamburger, Cheeseburger, Double-Double,
and French Fries.
compliments the food with the standard array
of Coca-Cola beverages and three shakes:
chocolate, vanilla and strawberry.
And that’s the menu in its entirety,
*or at least that’s what they want you to think.
The truth of the matter is that there is an extensive 'Secret Menu'
available for those in the know.
In fact, the secret items actually outnumber the items legitimately on the menu.
This isn't just stuff made up by bored employees.
If you order a burger 'Animal Style',
'Animal Style' prints out on your receipt.
It’s in the computer.
There is lots of information out there on the Internet about the secret menu,
but no one seems to have gotten it all,
and a lot of what is out there is just plain wrong. Nothing is more embarrassing than ordering a secret item that doesn't exist.
So, through diligent research,
I have managed to produce what I believe
is the definitive guide to the
is probably the most legendary of ALL hidden menus...
Any item on the
regular menu list can be enhanced,
and/or combined to create these 'not so secret' masterpieces...
What's on the
an order of fries cooked halfway thru;
soggy, oily, and extremely tender...
Fries Well Done:
an order of fries cooked 'almost' twice as long;
so crispy, you'll think your eating potato chips...
an order of fries w/two slices of melted cheese;
an order of fries w/two slices of melted cheese,
grilled onions, and burger sauce, plopped on top.
You'll need a fork to eat them.
For an extra crisp bite;
get the hamburger bun (of any sandwich) 'extra toasted'. Leaving them on the grill for just a minute longer...
Veggie Burger/Wish Burger:
this meat-less wonder has tons of grilled onions, lettuce, pickles, and sauce with double tomatoes.
*shown here w/a slice of cheese...
the exact same sandwich as a 'Veggie Burger',
except w/a double dose of cheese.
*shown here w/no grilled onions...
Mustard Grilled Patty:
Before grilling, the burger is slathered with mustard.
Alas, the Mustard Grilled Patty...
Plain Burger, no-Toast Bun:
just as it states;
a plain burger, on a plain bun...
Two beef patties, two slices of cheese. That’s it.
No lettuce. No onions. No bun.
*Rumor has it that this item was created for people to
feed to their dogs at one of the original In-N-Out’s
with walk-up service...
Flying Dutchman/Animal Style:
The same-same as above,
any burger can be ordered
*Which means you get a pink center,
and somewhat crunchy on the outside...
Chopped Grilled Onions:
Chopped Caramelized Onions.
Cooked down in the collected meat juices
on the hot griddle,
to add a sweet and savory kick to every bite...
Whole Grilled Onions:
Whole Caramelized Onions.
Prepared exactly as 'the chopped version'...
*and just as tasty.
You can request any burger with 'Chopped Chilies'.
ie: Chopped Sport Peppers...
So your not a fan of the 'secret sauce',
you can request mustard or ketchup.
you don't want the gooey taste of melted cheese?
(Or maybe you want it to melt on it's own)
"Cold Cheese please"...
(with all the fixings)
on the regular or 'secret' menu,
wrapped in extra lettuce instead of a bun.
*Great if you’re doing Adkins...
Any burger 'split' and served in individual bags.
*excellent for kids, or 'friend-sharing'...
(3xMeat, 4xMeat... etc)
regular hamburger w/'double/triple' meat.
(4 meat patties, 4 cheese slices)
You can order ANY meat/cheese combo you wish.
order 'meat' first, then 'cheese'.
*ie: '2x4' is 2 burgers, 4 slices of cheese...
the in-famous 100x100 served in a box...
the best of the best.
This is probably the most famous Secret Menu item;
a mustard-cooked beef patty w/additional pickles, cheese, grilled onions, special sauce, all diced up and mixed together on the grill before getting dumped on your burger.
You can get any burger done Animal Style...
*7 May 2014:
I've had quite a few inquiries concerning
'the Monkey Burger'.
(a 'made-up' concoction by a dedicated fan during the summer of 2013)
it is 'not' a 'secret menu' item from
but 'you can' make it yourself;
'Animal Style Fries' inside a 'regular cheeseburger'.
(as of 7 May 2014)
burger was 'created' by a dutiful fan
during the Summer of 2013.
*Shown here with
'light special sauce'
'Monkey Double Onions'
(chopped/grilled on top, raw sliced below)
**I tried this on a double-double,
yes-it was indeed pretty damn tasty,
but OMG it was beyond messy...
these sizes are 'not' listed on the menu,
but their available. just ask...
Amos & Andrew......chocolate/vanilla
Strawberry Creme...... strawberry/vanilla
self explanatory, a summer-time favorite...
**you can also 'request' any soda combination
that they have on tap;
ice tea/lemonade, coke/7up, root-beer/sprite... etc.
Only 'a few' hard-core employees with tenure
will actually know what this is.
So your best bet would be to order;
"Extra lettuce, tomatoes, onions on the side in a bag"
you got yourself a dinner salad also.
*Don't forget to order extra sauce
(in the packets)
and even a few peppers packets
(as you pick-up your order)
to complete the ensemble...
'compare to' thousand island dressing,
but a little more flavorful.
*they can slather 'extra' on your burger,
and/or give you a packet or two...
you can either ask for a packet of these flavor-bombs,
or request they be diced on your burger...
**you can also request extra sauce, pickles, lettuce, tomato, and onions (raw/grilled)...
if you ask for one,
You have your choice of;
(crossed palm trees over a white background),
or a 16-piece sticker-puzzle that features a couple of boys hiding behind a car and being very naughty.
*speaking of 'naughty;
if you feel 'the need' to truly express yourself,
you can cut the 'B' & 'R' off the sticker:
'Bumper Sticker' 1980's - 1990's...
Dinner on a tray:
'Animal Fries' with an 'Animal Double-Double'...
*Ms. Kate Upton 'posing' w/a Double-Double... and so do
*Ang Lee eating a Double-Double
after the 85th Academy Awards...
*THE Australian 'IT-Girl'!
as you enjoy your
(or any other item from above...),
be sure and thank the
for their infamous Burger Empire...
Founder Harry Snyder with his wife, Esther.
along with their sons, Guy & Rich.
President/CEO Lynsi Snyder... "IN-n-OUT... IN-n-OUT...
that's what a hamburgers ALL ABOUT!"
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