Last visit: January 2013
DFW locations: 16
Total locations: 282 (212 in California alone)
I wanted to get a new entry here for In-N-Out. We had previously written about them, after a visit to the Prescott, Arizona location. I'll leave that post up for the one person who's interested in the RJG's history of eating at In-N-Out in California (and Arizona obviously). And the below review was written for one of the Roundups I penned last summer. I've transferred it here.
After much hoopla, In-N-Out has finally arrived to NE Tarrant. I waited. I didn't cheat and go to one in Irving or Richardson. We've been featuring the restaurant long before Texas was even a gleam in their eye. We laughed at the false announcement on NBC 5 a few years ago. And on our Whataburger review, we predicted that folks from Texas were going to protect their goofy little brother and attack this "unwanted" California chain. They can take their fancy fruits' and nuts' asses out of here! And bring Del Taco with ya, you ingrates! And as sure as the sun comes up every morning, it came to pass. Look at this! Be sure to read the comments. My goodness, how silly. As if eating at different burger places is mutually exclusive and one cannot possibly enjoy all of the above. In-N-Out Burger knows exactly what they're doing. These folks can scream to high heavens and suggest they're not going to make it and be out of business in weeks. No way guys. As someone who watched them succeed in none other than the Bay Area (a polar opposite culture to Los Angeles), I'm rather certain they'll do fine in a burger culture like DFW. In-N-Out is a Southern California type place, so for me to see lines around the building for years and years at various San Francisco area locations proves to me that folks like a good tasting burger at a great price. It's a simple pleasure. It doesn't have to be the best ever to be good. Why does everything in our culture now have to rule or suck? Where's the middle ground? We've become Bevis and Butthead in our opinions. I'm just grateful they're here and I can go anytime I want. It sure beats having to wait until I travel out West!
For Urbanspoon purposes, we'll include the NE Tarrant location of Hurst that we go to. If that changes, we'll add other locations. I think they've been eyeballing Grapevine, but for us, it's probably easier to get to Hurst.