I finally stopped by an In-N-Out burger by San Francisco airport on Washington street. The hype seems to be real with drive through line curving around to the second street. I attempted to park by circling the lot twice then gave up quickly..1. There was no parking spot 2. It was raining. 3. I felt gross after 5 hours of flying in my grungy airport gear. Long drive-through line up it is.
It took 20mins for me to be greeted by a young cashier on the drive through line with a iPad menu with plastic laminated paper menu hanging from her iPad (Oh! They have a special process to accommodate the long line up..intercom seems too close to the food pick-up. Bonus points!) Then, there was the menu. There was 3 choices..double burger, cheese burger and regular burger w/ assortment of fries, smoothies and drinks. “Is this all that is on the menu? It’s my first time here.”, I asked. “Yep”, an answer came back..Ok..a cheeseburger, it is. My high expectation of a spectacular burger reduced a bit. Still hopeful after 30mins of waiting at this point, I continued along the queue.
Ok, so here is my verdict. It’s a burger. Nothing spectacular or awesome about it. I prefer the Shake Shack, Five Guys, Burger Priest over In and Out and the small burger place (El Hamburguer) in Puerto Rico still holds my top place for a burger. I guess it’s special because It’s only in California and not everyone has access to it(?) Like many other reviews, the fries are terrible. I prefer McDonald’s strawberry smoothies.. For burger fanatics, it’s worth a try..just so that you could say you’ve had it but for everyone else, you are not missing much.
p.s. Yes, I’m back! After 3 years of hiatus from blogging, it’s good to be back writing again. And, looking forward to my new assignment that promises more traveling! 🙂