Shake Shack vs In-N-Out

Shake Shack versus In-N-Out. East coast versus West coast. Burger versus burger. Let’s not stuff around with this; the time has come. Let’s compare.

 

IN-N-OUT

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Order: double double animal style with a side of fries.
Location: 7009 Sunset Blvd, LA
Wait time: over 30 minutes
Notes: Animal style was a winner. Double patty was a necessity. Nice crust on the patties. Choice of lettuce was incompatible. Crappy fries.

 

 

SHAKE SHACK

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Order: Shack burger and fries
Location: Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C.
Wait time: 5 minutes
Notes: good sized patty which was cooked well (not over cooked, still a little pink inside), great flavour. Shakesauce FTW. Most appropriate choice of lettuce. Surprisingly good fries.

Bonus points for the killer frozen custard which I completely destroyed, lactose intolerance be damned (double bonus points to the Lacteeze tablets which cushioned the blow).

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VERDICT:
Seriously? Are you kidding me? This is not even a competition, as far as I’m concerned – Shake Shack had In-N-Out completely covered! The patties were tastier, the cheese was better, the lettuce choice made more sense, the special sauce dominated. Also, the fries were a ton better; no one likes average, undercooked fries with their burger. It’s just cruel. And I felt like the Shake Shack burgers were prettier and more Instagram ready. Makes life easier as a blogger, just saying! Danny Meyer, kindly bring your burger game to Melbourne – we’re ready for it!!

Now, let’s open the floodgates… what team is everyone else on?!

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7 thoughts on “Shake Shack vs In-N-Out

  1. I completely agree! I grew up in CA, I remember when In N Out arrived, I also remember when there was only 1 Shake Shack. I’ve never understood the crazy In N Out hype- I mean only if I compare it to McDonalds. Shake Shack has more cred too- they always rank high on any “Best Burger in NYC” list. Good review here and well described!

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