In-N-Out has developed into a widely praised franchise, with locations in many different states. In fact, In-N-Out is worth $1.1 billion, which is a lot of money for a fast food place to be worth after just about half a century. Many people across the United States love In-N-Out and would travel many miles just to get their hands on a classic In-N-Out double double which is that two cheese, two meat burger that melts in your mouth as you take a bite that we would all pay lots of money for. But have you ever wondered how the powerhouse of fast food grew into the major industry? In this article we’ll in fill you in on the many secrets of In-N-Out’s success. We will tell you how it became the In-N-Out that we all know, love, and wish we could have every day, how In-N-Out maintains its success as one of the best burger places ever, and how the widely popular burger that people travel across the country to purchase is made.
In-N-Out has become one of the largest fast food chains in the U.S. In-N-Out has taken the definition of fast-food success to a whole new level, serving quality food for so much time. Here are some reasons, according to hubpages.com, why In-N-Out has been able to maintain their success for so long: In-N-Out has very well paid employees. In fact, In-N-Out employees earn about $15,000 a year according to indeed.com. Another secret to success is the simple menu. Many other fast food restaurants have chicken nuggets, fancy salads, and who knows what else. For example, At In-N-Out, the three simple things on the menu are burgers, fries, and drinks. Also, In-N-Out has great prices for their great burgers. In-N-Out locations also helps them maintain their success. Most In-N-Out restaurants you will see are located on freeway interchanges. This helps because when hungry Californians get off the freeway from a long drive they are looking for something quick and delicious. Fortunately for In-N-Out, they are both of those things. Another of the many factors that went in to In-N-Out’s success is great service. In-N-Out employees are hard workers and will always greet you with a smile. They will do their best to get you your food quickly. Also, Investors.com had some thoughts about why In-N-Out became and has been so successful. “It all goes back to quality, cleanliness, service, and ‘the formula that emerged for the standard of running In-N-Out,’ wrote Stacy Perman in “In-N-Out Burger: A Behind-the-Counter Look at the Fast-Food Chain That Breaks All the Rules. It was not based on some fancy management methodology — rather, it grew out of Harry’s own instincts and exacting personality.’” Another way In-N-Out has had so much success according to npr.org is, “Harry had a motto: Keep it simple; do one thing, and do it the best you can,” Perman tells Madeleine Brand, “And they’ve pretty much hued pretty closely to that formula which is good, and it’s worked for them.”
You may also know that In-N-Out as one of the biggest burger chains in the world today, but do you know how it got there? In-N-Outs creators were micromanaging from the very beginning, they would only let their stores get the best meat they could find. In the 1900’s, all of the fast-food places were using frozen meat, and the creator of In-N-Out, Harry Snyder, would go to the butcher store daily. Not only did Harry go to the butcher store to get the meat, but he also watched the butcher cut and deal with the meat to make sure he was getting exactly what he paid for. As In-N-Out got more popular, he started getting his own butchers so his idea of all fresh meat continued. This is still being used today in every single In-N-Out which is a very good way to keep quality food.\. Harry believed very strongly in customer service and their motto back then was “Our Customer is Everything.” Because they had such a small menu, their customers gave the owners the idea of the “secret menu”. This menu includes all of the following things according to https://www.thrillist.com/eat/los-angeles/the-in-n-out-secret-menu-ranked
Extra-toasted burger- Bun gets toasted a bit longer
Flying Dutchman- 2 patties with cheese melted in between
Protein Style- Lettuce instead of buns
Grilled cheese- No meat
Neapolitan shake- Chocolate, Strawberry, vanilla
Mustard-grilled patty burger- Patti grilled with mustard
Cheese Fries- Cheese melted on fries
Well done fries- extra crispy
4×4 burger- 4 patties 4 cheese
Whole grilled onions- Freshly grilled
Root beer float – Drink some of your shake and fill the rest with root beer
Animal style burger- mustard-grilled patty, pickles, grilled onions, and cheese
3×3 burger- 3 patties 3 cheese
Animal style fries- Special sauce, onions, and melted cheese on fries
Add peppers- Add banana peppers.
In-N-Out has made so many burgers during their run of success. According to www.in-n-out.com/docs/default-source/downloads/menuallergenchart2018.pdf this is the ingredients to In-N-Out burgers. “100% beef patty, lettuce, tomato, spread, 1 slice of American cheese, with or without onions, bun. 2 100% beef patties, lettuce, tomato, spread, 2 slices of American cheese, with or without onions, bun.” And all of those ingredients aren’t frozen or not fresh like some other major fast food chains. All of In-N-Out’s ingredients that go into making that delicious burger are always fresh ingredients and never have to travel large distances to get to where they are going.
In-N-Out is without a doubt one of the most successful fast food chains in America. It has been so successful and stayed so successful for so long. In-N-Out has mastered the art of being and staying in business and successful. A large part of this was due to the brilliant business minds of the wonderful owners In-N-Out has had. The most notable of these owners is Harry Snyder, who was the founder of In-N-Out. In-N-Out’s fan base is only growing, and there is no sign of them slowing down.