When it comes to fast food burgers, Shake Shack and In-N-Out are in leagues of their own. The chains, which reign supreme over the East Coast and West Coast respectively, both have huge followings, but we’re partial to In-N-Out. Here’s why.
In-N-Out is Less Expensive
Ounce for ounce, In-N-Out’s burgers are about half the price of Shake Shack’s.
There are Menu Hacks
In-N-Out’s menu may seem simple and straightforward, but you can spend years perfecting their secret menu, ordering everything from Animal Style burgers to mustard-grilled, or add whole grilled onions.
If you ask for a free hat at In-N-Out, they’ll give you one. Simple as that.
In-N-Out is still owned by the same family that founded it, and they maintain strict control over the entire process, not even allowing for franchises. They also make sure that nothing is ever frozen by making sure that every location is near a distribution center.
They Pay Better
Want to spend your whole life flipping burgers? Then go work for In-N-Out. They pay managers more than $100,000 per year!