In-N-Out Comes To Utah
The Sign Of Something Good
Today was the opening of the first In-N-Out Burger locations in the Northern Utah area. Located in both Draper and Orem, there were people that waited in line overnight and for some – more than 36 hours.
For this Southern California native that has been in Utah for over 20 years now, it was a great thing to see. I’ve been eating at In-N-Out since I was five years old [that’s over 40 years now] and they haven’t changed their menu once in that time. Simple, tasty and goodness.
Here was my experience on opening day at the Draper location. A willing workmate went with me. He is an In-N-Out fan, too and wanted to make sure he didn’t miss out on the excitement.
We arrived just before 11am. Not as busy as we thought it would be.
And the line was very short, compared to what it was earlier.
Almost inside. We can see the menu from here.
Double-Double animal style with a strawberry shake.
“Come to papa.. come to papa… you thing of awesome taste”
“Happy Happy, Joy Joy”
Less than 30 mins after getting there, we ate and left. The line is much longer now.
And this is why we didn’t do the drive thru opening day.
The people towards the front of the drive thru line.
Even the police were called in to direct traffic.
Taking orders in line. In-N-Out does it all.
So if you are ever finding yourself here in Utah or if you live here now, we have In-N-Out Burger now. Other burgers better watch their bottom bun.
The little hat makes it extra special. 😀
No, seriously, what’s so great about In and Out Burger that people were waiting on line for HOURS?? Five Guys is amazing, but I sure as hell wouldn’t be waiting for hours for that shit. That burger must be good….
I’m so glad I braved the lines today. I only waited in line about 30 mins and only about 15 for my food. That sweet Double Double Animal Style!
I’m thinking a return trip this weekend will be in order.
I remember when White Castle came to Middletown, Ohio. There was a big line around the building, but nothing like the In & Out mess you had there.
I like the fact they haven’t changed their menu in all the years you’ve been going there. That’s gotta cut down on the wait time as people won’t have to stop and read the menu to see if anything’s changed. (One of my pet peeves is people who read the McDonald’s menu, while standing at the counter, and then order a Big Mac.)
Wow, look at those lines! I guess if In-n-Out finally came to Florida, I’d stand in line too cause I sooo miss it. Best burgers ever. Nom nom!
There was a time when I really liked and respected you. I’m over it.
Wow! I’m not the greatest fan of In-and-Out Burger but that’s pretty awesome.
I’d love to see Rubio’s make it in the Midwest, though. 🙂
In-and-Out Burger is a total yumfest. But I must say I’m surprised at how popular it is in Utah. Never seen a queue like that for burger & fries 😉
It was the same way in Reno when In-N-Out opened here a few years ago. The burgers are god, but the price point is great.
sybil law – I made sure I got one of those hats.
robin – It’s more than just the burger. In-N-Out has great support for it’s employees, and they have been family owned since 1948. But, the burger is that good, too. I do like Five Guys as well, but I’ve only been going there not quite a year.
grant ruby – Well worth the wait. I may be doing a return trip on Sunday.
delmer – I’ve been to a White Castle and I could understand the line. I have that same pet peeve. I think those people get tired of the the grunting and the “c’mon, hurry it up” comments from the people behind them in line.
hilly – See, you know the greatness that in In-N-Out.
kapgar – If there was a way to send you a Double Double, I would find it… just to earn that respect back again. 😉
seals – Rubio’s is good. We have them here and they do a great job with the food.
kevin – Yes, people were excited for it, especially us California transplants.
lisa – I wish I would have went to an In-N-Out in Reno when I was there in summer 2008.
That reminds me of how busy Sonic was when it came to the Chicagoland area. It was so strange.
Do they have veggie burgers at In-N-Out?
kilax – According to this Wiki site
The veggie burger is only a bum with no meat. Just fixings.
Yes, people and their connection to eating establishments is strange, but compelling enough to visit and blog about, too.