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About the In & Out [Sep. 19th, 2004|03:28 pm]
So, in California, for those who aren't aware, they have this wonderful fast food place called "In & Out Burger" (see here).

They serve pretty good burgers, and in fact have a "secret menu". The really amusing thing, is the closest one to my house (about 3/4 of the way to my office, along exactly the same road) is right next to a McDonalds.

As far as I can tell, the McDonalds gets about 5% of the business of the In&Out (except possibly at breakfast). Despite the fact that you'll wait up to 15 minutes for your order at In&Out they are constantly full at all hours of the day. (Indeed, today they were over fire capacity (of 70) by about 50% -- and that was just the people inside -- not the people out on the tables).

I'm amused that this chain does so well (this one instance isn't alone -- all the In&Out's I've been to have been very busy). Even when placed right next to a McDonalds... (Of course, the burgers are much much tastier).