Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Guest #16, your order is ready.

Overall rating: 8.75/10

Burger - I went back to mustard fried/grilled last week (when I got another duplicate) and kept with it this week. It adds a bit of tang and mixes up the flavor a bit and I like to vary my burger slightly every now and then. Overall it was very good. The presentation and texture was the low mark here, as a large part of the bun was overly toasted (which results in some wasted bun). And as you can see in the picture, some ingredients were basically falling out and needed to be moved around. Flavor wise there was pretty much nothing wrong with this burger. I think I might actually have to give it full points in that category. 

Taste - 2 (out of 2)
Texture - 1.5 (out of 2)
Presentation - .6 (out of 1)

Fries - Fantastic fries this time. Texture was not perfect but close to it. Just a bit golden brown on the outside and not overly dry tasting. Taste was very good as well, basically how I always expect In-N-Out fries to taste when I think about them.

Taste - 1.85 (out of 2)
Texture - 1.8 (out of 2)

Diet Coke - 1 (out of 1)

It's been a while since something seriously interesting happened but this time the entire inside of the restaurant was gutted. No tables, no condiment area, etc. Only things still standing were the soda area and the front counter. Inside was filled with plastic white "patio" tables and chairs. It was pretty crazy, but it turns out they are just redoing the inside. Though based on my quick chat with the cashier, it won't be a redesign just a rebuild (as he said it was one of the older In-N-Out locations).

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Guest #11, your order is ready.

Overall rating: 8.5/10

Burger - Presentation was much better this time but unfortunately the texture took a nose dive during the last few bites. I couldn't score it too low because most of the burger was great, but the last few bites were very toasty bun and a bit overcooked meat. Taste was spot on though like it has been the last few weeks.

Taste - 1.8 (out of 2)
Texture - 1.6 (out of 2)
Presentation - .9 (out of 1)

Fries - Two categories got swapped this week. The taste wasn't as good but the texture was almost perfect. Nothing out of the ordinary here though. 

Taste - 1.5 (out of 2)
Texture - 1.8 (out of 2)

Diet Coke - .9 (out of 1)

Most interesting thing? Three weeks in a row with an original number. Last time I even had three original numbers in a month was in February. And we only have 1/3 of the numbers left!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Guest #82, your order is ready.

Overall Rating: 8.2/10

Another new number so fast? If only this could extend to more than just back to back original numbers. Maybe I'll finish out the remainder of the numbers by having the next 34 be all origins. I wish.

Burger - Sticking with the original order still (for those that have forgotten, it's just a cheeseburger without onions). Presentation was way off here as the lettuce was all bunched up and had to be spread out before I started eating. Texture was once again perfect and there's nothing I could ask for differently in that area. Taste was not quite as good as last week's but still made me remember why I love In-N-Out.

Taste - 1.6 (out of 2)
Texture - 2 (out of 2)
Presentation - .6 (out of 1)

Fries - The fries tasted really good to me but their texture was lacking a bit. They have this look to them like "I'm going to be just a bit crispy" but then they were sort of flimsy and at times even chewy. Still, the flavor was almost perfect and probably only just below perfect due to texture affecting flavor.

Taste - 1.8 (out of 2)
Texture - 1.2 (out of 2)

Diet Coke - 1 (out of 1)

This was probably the slowest I've ever seen this particular In-N-Out Burger. There were not only three or four tables outside that were open, but there were at least two tables that could fit four people open on the inside as well. With hardly anybody standing around waiting for food.