In-N-Out Secret Menu
And speaking of “secrets,” here’s the secret menu at In-N-Out. Their corporate website only features a few secrets, so here’s the complete list thanks to Wikipedia.
In-N-Out Burger has a very simple menu. However there are also “secret” item specials, variations of the basic menu that are not listed on the menus in the stores, nor advertised. While many think the “secret” menu is limited to In-N-Out Burger, the slang nomenclature for different variations on burgers has been around virtually since the inception of the short-order cook. A few of these variations are detailed on the company’s web site for all to see. Some items on the “secret” menu have a slightly different price due to the addition of ingredients — in particular, the meat and cheese.
X by Y
X meat patties and Y slices of cheese (for example, a 3 by 3 or a 2 by 4)
Two meat patties without cheese.
Three meat patties without cheese.
A mustard cooked beef patty served on a bun with pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, extra spread and grilled onions. Any burger (including veggie and grilled cheeses) may be made this way.
Two meat patties, two slices of melted cheese and nothing else.
Instead of a bun, the burger is wrapped in lettuce. Any burger (including veggie and grilled cheeses) may be made this way.
Veggie Burger (Wish Burger)
A burger without the meat and cheese.
Two slices of melted cheese, tomato, lettuce and spread on a bun, with no meat.
Adds extra spread, tomato, lettuce, and onions (regular or grilled).
Almost raw fries that are cooked for less time.
Fries that are cooked longer to be extra crisp.
Fries with two slices of melted cheese placed on top.
Animal Style Fries
Fries with cheese, spread, and grilled onions.
All three shake flavors (strawberry, vanilla and chocolate) combined in one shake.
The bulk of the secret menu revolves around the burgers. Animal Style is the most popular “secret” style. In addition to the standard toppings, Animal Style burgers include pickles, extra spread, grilled onions, and mustard fried onto each meat patty. 3×3 (3 by 3), 4×4, or variations of m × c, refers to a burger with a varied amount of meat patties (first number, m) and slices of cheese (second number, c). For example, a burger with four meat patties and three slices of cheese would be a 4×3. The largest known burger of this type was a 666×666, created for a Caltech Ditch Day stack in Ricketts House in the spring of 1997. (The purchaser had to construct a steel trough to transport it home.) There have been confirmed accounts of burgers as large as 100×100.
Although big burgers have been popular with customers in the past, as of September 2006 the company limits the size of their burgers to 4×6. Management made this decision to curb the bad publicity generated by customers who would make websites exhibiting very large burgers. Quality and packaging were also aiding factors in their decision. However, one can order one or more meat patties and slices of cheese on the side to make a burger larger than 4×6.