Three months after the In-N-Out Burger opened on 7th Street, I finally got around to seeing what all the fuss was about.
More than a dozen people camped out overnight to be among the first in line when the hamburger joint first opened in August. And I thought to myself, “Really?”
For many weeks afterward I saw Fort Worth police directing traffic as hundreds of motorists tried to navigate the drive-thru lines all day long. And I thought, “Really?”
So today, for the first time ever, I entered an In-N-Out Burger. The 7th street location was crowded even though it was after 1 p.m. My order number was 63, and yet the counter folks were still calling out orders in the low 50s.
It took almost 15 minutes to get my order, and I thought, “Really?”
Finally, I settled down at a table, lifted up the most hyped burger in the land, and eyeballed it up and down. Then, slowly, thoughtfully, I took a bite.
And I thought to myself, “Really?”
Whataburger has always been my favorite fast-food burger. However, I admit now that the California-based In-N-Out is every bit as good. Also, the In-N-Out staff were super-friendly and focused.
I have a feeling that In-N-Out and I will become very close in the coming years.