Sunday, October 31, 2010

Guest #66, your order is ready.

Rating: 8.75/10

Unfortunately the fries really brought down the score this time. The burger was near perfect with only the bun being too toasted and the lettuce being uneven. The fries however were quite a bit more done than I would have liked and of course no S&P.

Overall what appeared to be a slow day at In-N-Out. Open tables, no line. But of course a slow day for In-N-Out is still busy as from the time I got in until the time I left they went through about 40 numbers.

Sat inside and nothing really of interest happened. There was such a lack of interesting things happening I decided to count the # of employees working...which turned out to be 12. Quite a bit of people back there behind the counter.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Guest #56, your order is ready.

Rating: 8.9/10 interesting thing about having to score these meals is that exterior influences can come into play. For instance, I don't believe it was any fault of the burger or fries but I just wasn't feeling too well. Could be because it was actually fairly sunny and warm outside, and I kept my hoodie on so the sun wasn't in my face. Either way, not feeling that great took away a bit of the enjoyment from the meal.

Onto the meal itself. Here I give you a rare glimpse of the burger still packaged without the ingredients touched. As you can see, there are two tomato slices. That is not desirable and I promptly removed one after I took this picture. The fries, while not perfectly salt and peppered, were actually better "Seasoned" than most of the recent times. The burger itself was pretty good, but about 2-3 bites of bun + tomato were wasted as the meat must have been lopsided and was gone before the rest of the burger.

And from what I can tell, this is the only receipt with a red stripe on it.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Guest #91, your order is ready.

Rating: 9/10

Thanks to my wife suggesting it for dinner, I managed to have In-N-Out two days after my prior trip. Possibly the quickest 2 trips since the beginning of the number tracking.

Onto the rating. The fries were almost perfectly cooked. They might have been a tad overdone because they were more "dry" than usual. Also needed S&P, which defeats my theory of night time visits having better seasoning. The burger was possibly the best burger I've had from In-N-Out so far, except for one thing. The meat and cheese were lopsided and since the cheese melted to the bun it was hard to move it to the center. This directly caused 2 or 3 bites that were a bit off. Either too much meat and not enough other ingredients, or too much cheese and bun ending up tasting like a grilled cheese.

I tried really hard to find something of interest, but people were just boring this night. I did however put some lemon in my Diet Coke, just to mix it up.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Guest #81, your order is ready.


The fries were perfectly cooked but lacked the seasoning I like. I've noticed that on the rare occasions I go to In-N-Out at night the fries are usually seasoned better. Maybe they just don't have the time during lunch rush? Nothing wrong with the burger here, though like often times nothing screaming at me "HEY, I'm the best burger you've had in these 28 trips!".

It was a cloudy day, not really a single ray of sunshine the entire day. As with most sitting outside trips, there was little in the way of interesting events.

And no the rating does not equal a 10/10!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Guest #62, your order is ready.

Rating: 8.9/10

I don't want to quite put this at a score of 9, as it didn't really give me that "Wow this meal is delicious" feeling or taste. But it was still quite a bit better than usual. The fries only needed a little bit of pepper. The were pretty much perfectly cooked. The burger I don't think I would change a thing on. Diet Coke was as good as it can be. So yeah, why not a perfect 10 or even a 9? Like I said, it just didn't pop and taste like the perfect meal. But if it always tasted this good I would be very happy.

So...I left the burger in the wrapper for the picture. It just looked almost perfect sitting in the wrapper so I decided to mix it up. Plus there was only one tomato so I didn't need to remove one of them before taking the picture (as I usually like to "prep" the meal before the picture).

The only other interesting thing is that I attempted to go to this In-N-Out the day before this visit. But apparently the electricity was out on the corner of this intersection, as In-N-Out, Claim Jumper, McDonald's and whatever other restaurant is over there had the employees out front turning people away.

Oh yeah, and it had been a crazy 11 days since my previous visit. Why so long? I don't like to force In-N-Out, and for whatever reason I wasn't feeling it so I waited. Forcing the visit is likely to lead to getting tired of eating it, and that will be a sad and horrible day if it ever comes.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Guest #53, your order is ready.

Rating: 8.5/10

Gonna go ahead and say that yes, I should definitely make sure to get these up sooner. Sorry about the what, 4 day delay? I'm just glad the picture turned out, as it was hard to tell if it actually did as I was outside and could barely see my phone.

Anyways, sometimes I wish my rating was based on after I put S&P on the fries. These were the most perfectly cooked fries I have ever had, anywhere. Unfortunately, like usual these days, I had to add plenty of salt and a bit of pepper. It seems like they only properly season the fries at night. The burger...well, I for the first time ever in my history of visiting In-N-Out, likely hundreds of times, they put onions on my burger. As we all should know by now, I don't get onions. So, after picking them off there was still a slight onion taste on the burger. So yeah, those are the only two reasons for the deduction.

It was quite slow during this visit as well. By the time I left about 50% of all the tables were empty. Maybe this "end of summer" thing really is causing less people to go to In-N-Out. We'll see.