Saturday, January 02, 2010

animal style

In 1948, the year that the McDonald's brothers introduced the Speedee Service System, Harry and Esther Snyder opened their first In-N-Out Burger restaurant on the road between Los Angeles and Palm Springs. It was the nation's first drive-through hamburger stand.

....In-N-Out has followed its own path: there are verses from the Bible on the bottom of its soda cups. More importantly, the chain pays the highest wages in the fast food industry. ....The high wages at In-N-Out have not led to higher prices or lower-quality food. The most expensive item on the menu costs $2.45. There are no microwaves, heat lamps, or freezers in the kitchens at In-N-Out restaurants. The ground beef is fresh, potatoes are peeled every day to make the fries, and the milk shakes are made from ice cream, not syrup.

In March of 2000, the annual Restaurants and Institutions Choice in Chains survey found that among the nation's fast food hamburger chains, In-N-Out ranked first in food quality, value, service, atmosphere, and cleanliness. In-N-Out has ranked highest in food quality every year that the chain has been included in the survey.
fast food nation, p.259-260

when i would go to vegas, in-n-out was my one requisite stop. orem finally got one a few weeks ago, and i finally went tonight.

it's wonderful.
joel, you're just a doorknob.

1 comment:

The Former 786 said...

You punk!

I was going to make a comment *COUGH*overrated*COUGH* before I even READ that last line!

Foiled again!