Why is In-N-Out so popular in Arizona? The reason is they keep their menu simple: No salads or fish or chicken products like other fast food joints, just burgers prepared to order, fries and beverages.
In-N-Out is famous for its “Secret Menu”, unadvertised variations on its burgers that are based on customer preferences, such as the popular “Animal Style”.
We like to order “Animal Style” fries, pictured below. It consists of plenty of grilled onions and extra “spread” which turns an already unhealthy side dish into artery-clogging goodness!
Unfamiliar with this celebrated menu? Fret-not, the folks at Serious Eats ordered and catalogued every single “Secret Menu” item, publishing the results in The Ultimate In-N-Out Secret Menu Survival Guide. Here’s the rundown:
- Double Meat – Two 100% pure beef patties, hand-leafed lettuce, tomato, spread, with or without onions, stacked high on a freshly baked bun.
- 3 x 3 – Three 100% pure beef patties, hand-leafed lettuce, tomato, spread, three slices of American cheese, with or without onions, stacked high on a freshly baked bun.
- 4 x 4 – Four 100% pure beef patties, hand-leafed lettuce, tomato, spread, four slices of American cheese, with or without onions, stacked high on a freshly baked bun.
- Grilled Cheese – Two slices of melted American cheese, hand-leafed lettuce, tomato, spread, with or without onions on a freshly baked bun.
- Protein Style – Your favorite burger wrapped in hand-leafed lettuce, instead of a bun.
- Animal Style – Burger of your choice with hand-leafed lettuce, tomato, a mustard cooked beef patty; add pickle, extra spread, with grilled onions.
According to Wiki, other “Secret Menu” items that have been documented elsewhere include:
- X by Y – X beef patties and Y slices of cheese. A change in policy has limited the size of burgers to four beef patties and four slices of cheese (see “4 x 4″ above). Prior to the change, there was no known constraint on the amounts of beef and cheese that could be ordered in a single burger. However, the largest burger ever purchased and documented was a 100 x 100, containing one hundred beef patties and one hundred slices of cheese.
- Veggie Burger – A sandwich containing only vegetables, without beef or cheese.
- Sliced Chiles – Mild, pickled chopped peppers are added to the burger.
- Flying Dutchman – Two beef patties with two slices of American cheese between them. This style comes with no bun, no lettuce, and no tomatoes.
Both Chandler locations are excellent In-N-Out Burger joints. Friendly and welcoming staff will make you feel right at home while you chow down on freshly prepared burgers!