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SoonerQueen
06-29-2011, 09:23 PM
I had my first In-N-Out experience tonight. They have a very simple menu, just burgers, fries, and drinks. Couldn't believe the line of cars waiting for take out. We ate in, and I had a double burger, fries, and iced tea. The meat on the burger was very good, kinda like a really good quality double cheeseburger. Have to be honest, I like Smashburgers better and the sweet potato fries. We also went to Costco, and got to go in and check out the store. We couldn't buy anything without a membership.We really need to get a Costco in the OKC area. They had a bottle of wine there for $450.00. I liked it much better than Sams.

redrunner
06-29-2011, 09:34 PM
What are we posting Facebook statuses on OKCtalk now?

SoonerQueen
06-29-2011, 09:38 PM
I'm just sharing my new experiences with you all. I'll be coming home Friday night, so there won't be anything to type about after that.

nighttrain12
06-29-2011, 09:52 PM
Your original post doesn't mention what city you are in. At first I assumed it was the OKC area and I wondered where a new In & Out was.

SoonerQueen
06-29-2011, 10:24 PM
I'm in Dallas Texas.

metro
06-29-2011, 10:42 PM
I had my first In-N-Out experience tonight. They have a very simple menu, just burgers, fries, and drinks. Couldn't believe the line of cars waiting for take out. We ate in, and I had a double burger, fries, and iced tea. The meat on the burger was very good, kinda like a really good quality double cheeseburger. Have to be honest, I like Smashburgers better and the sweet potato fries. We also went to Costco, and got to go in and check out the store. We couldn't buy anything without a membership.We really need to get a Costco in the OKC area. They had a bottle of wine there for $450.00. I liked it much better than Sams.

Check out Five Guys or Mooyah

Thunder
06-30-2011, 02:33 AM
SoonerQueen, you made me look up where Costco is in OKC. :-/

kevinpate
06-30-2011, 06:18 AM
... I'll be coming home Friday night, so there won't be anything to type about after that.

you been hanging with Durant? <VBG>

SoonerQueen
06-30-2011, 11:28 AM
Costco isn't in Oklahoma. We're in the Dallas area, and we went to one of the stores here.

venture
06-30-2011, 11:36 AM
Obviously there is confusion from these "random thoughts" threads, or Facebook-like status posts, when they are not descriptive enough to say they aren't concerning OKC and that they are in another city. Perhaps we need a "Non-OKC" section of the forum or perhaps a Blogs section for people to post such threads. It is always welcome to hear thoughts on how other cities do things, but just need to make sure things are clear to say that it isn't about OKC but about another city. At least this thread wasn't started with just a link to some random page with no additional contribution to assist in the discussion.

mcca7596
06-30-2011, 12:52 PM
At least this thread wasn't started with just a link to some random page with no additional contribution to assist in the discussion.

I don't know which specific thread you are referring to, but since I started one last night about Native Roots going downtown, I am going to assume that it's the most recent one that bugged you. I don't know why you would expect there to be a need to say anything on development news. A development story speaks for itself and responses are merely opinions and expressions of excitement and or/apathy towards it; someone needs to get the news out. Fwiw, I think Native Roots is a great addition to downtown, hence the exclamation point in the thread title.

jmarkross
06-30-2011, 01:30 PM
Costco isn't in Oklahoma. We're in the Dallas area, and we went to one of the stores here.

Costco does have a good French Roast Coffee...albeit in a pretty big croaker sack...

SoonerQueen
06-30-2011, 04:08 PM
Sad but true, after Friday I'll be back in OKC and not traveling for a long time. So most if not all posts will be OKC related.Sorry for any confusion my posts may have caused.

redrunner
06-30-2011, 04:12 PM
Shoulda titled this thread "SoonerQueen's Dallas Adventure" since it wasn't just about In-N-Out.

SoonerQueen
06-30-2011, 09:40 PM
We went to the mall tonight and saw Green Lantern. Before that we went to Sonny Bryan's BBQ for dinner. They say they are the best BBQ in Texas. Not sure if they are the best, but it was pretty darn good.

Barry Luxton
06-30-2011, 09:47 PM
We went to the mall tonight and saw Green Lantern. Before that we went to Sonny Bryan's BBQ for dinner. They say they are the best BBQ in Texas. Not sure if they are the best, but it was pretty darn good.

http://i.imgur.com/t2KB3.gif Barry Luxton likes this. . .but do we really need to have two threads about the same restaurant chain on the first page? Honestly?

bluedogok
07-01-2011, 08:05 PM
Which Sonny Bryan's? The original on Inwood was still the best when I lived down there 20 years ago. There was one in the tunnels downtown that I would get lunch at and one in the West End at that time. I have stopped at the one by Alliance Airport in Fort Worth heading back to Austin a few times.

SoonerQueen
07-01-2011, 09:18 PM
The one we went to was on Preston Road in a shopping center. My husband went to another location that had school desks in it.

bluedogok
07-01-2011, 09:26 PM
The Inwood location (just south of Love Field) has the desks.

SoonerQueen
07-02-2011, 01:01 AM
Have you heard of Pete's Cafe on Belt Line Road? We ate breakfast a lot there. Norma's was good too. Pete's was busy all the time. I'm missing my Smashburgers sweet potato fries already.

progressiveboy
07-02-2011, 03:31 AM
Have you heard of Pete's Cafe on Belt Line Road? We ate breakfast a lot there. Norma's was good too. Pete's was busy all the time. I'm missing my Smashburgers sweet potato fries already. Pete's Cafe on Belt Line is quite the breakfast place. It is rather small, however, that adds to the charm and originality of this nice clean hole in the wall diner. There pecan waffles are incredible. They cook the pecans in the batter so it makes them nice and warm. In addition, they serve their Belgian Waffles with warm syrup! Great breakfast Norma's is good as well. They make all their pies and pastries and they the best Strawberry Cake!

venture
07-02-2011, 07:50 AM
I don't know which specific thread you are referring to, but since I started one last night about Native Roots going downtown, I am going to assume that it's the most recent one that bugged you. I don't know why you would expect there to be a need to say anything on development news. A development story speaks for itself and responses are merely opinions and expressions of excitement and or/apathy towards it; someone needs to get the news out. Fwiw, I think Native Roots is a great addition to downtown, hence the exclamation point in the thread title.

Wasn't directed at that thread specifically at all. However, a thread shouldn't be started with just a link and nothing else. If anything include the first paragraph of the story being linked and other items allowed by copyright restrictions. I don't really see how hard it is to contribute an opinion, thought or idea when posting on a discussion forum. Just my 2 cents.

metro
07-02-2011, 07:52 AM
Back to the In and Out rumors....

Brett
11-17-2011, 04:19 AM
KXAS produced a good news article (http://www.nbcdfw.com/the-scene/food-drink/Inside-the-In-N-Out-Burger-Empire-134008293.html) about In N Out Burger. A little over two weeks from now, I should be enjoying my first double double animal style. :hungry:

InsomniCat
11-18-2011, 11:51 PM
I hear that In-N-Out, like Braums, never freezes their meat so they have to have chains in daily driving distance from their distribution site. We may see one sooner than not here in Oklahoma City since we're in range of that distribution center. At least that's what I'm hoping for. I'd like to see a Five Guys here as well.. Next time I travel to get a burger it'll be to Meers where I hear they have an excellent 100% longhorn burger. I'm a burgervore so I love me a good burger experience.

MDot
11-19-2011, 12:00 AM
I hear that In-N-Out, like Braums, never freezes their meat so they have to have chains in daily driving distance from their distribution site. We may see one sooner than not here in Oklahoma City since we're in range of that distribution center. At least that's what I'm hoping for. I'd like to see a Five Guys here as well.. Next time I travel to get a burger it'll be to Meers where I hear they have an excellent 100% longhorn burger. I'm a burgervore so I love me a good burger experience.

There's already a Five Guys in Moore and Norman, both just recently opened.

SoonerQueen
11-19-2011, 05:32 PM
I like Smashburger better that 5 Guys.

jbkrems
11-19-2011, 08:52 PM
Why is Smashburger better than Five Guys ???

Jon27
11-19-2011, 08:56 PM
I hear that In-N-Out, like Braums, never freezes their meat so they have to have chains in daily driving distance from their distribution site. We may see one sooner than not here in Oklahoma City since we're in range of that distribution center. At least that's what I'm hoping for. I'd like to see a Five Guys here as well.. Next time I travel to get a burger it'll be to Meers where I hear they have an excellent 100% longhorn burger. I'm a burgervore so I love me a good burger experience.

Braum's meat is frozen.

MikeOKC
11-19-2011, 10:17 PM
Braum's meat is frozen.

I remember the bad publicity Five Guys got when they got slammed for having one of the most unhealthy offerings on a fast food menu. A 920+ calorie burger. That's just gross.

Larry OKC
11-20-2011, 12:59 AM
^^^
Not that unusual...just checked out the following websites and found these without trying hard at all...mileage may vary depending on toppings etc

Carl's Jr
$6 Steakhouse Burger
Cal = 1060
Fat = 67
Salt = 2360

Big Carl
Cal = 930
Fat = 58
Salt = 1390

McDonald's
Angus Bacon & Cheese
Cal = 790
Fat = 39
Salt = 2070

Big Mac
Cal = 540
Fat = 29
Salt = 1040

Double Quarter Pounder w/cheese
Cal = 740
Fat = 42
Salt = 1380

Wendy's
Dave's Double w/Cheese
Cal = 800
Fat = 48
Salt = 1530

Baconator Double
Cal = 970
Fat = 63
Salt = 2020

Burger King
Double Whopper w/Cheese
Cal = 950
Fat = 61
Salt = 1200

Steakhouse XT w/Cheese & Bacon
Cal = 900
Fat = 59
Salt = 1910

IIRC, burgers at the fast casual places are even worse (TGIF, Chilis etc)

bluedogok
11-20-2011, 07:44 AM
Why is Smashburger better than Five Guys ???
It's personal preference. I've been to 5 Guys in Austin, I didn't think it was as good as some make it out to be and prefer Smashburger myself. I was not impressed at all by 5 Guys, neither was my wife. There were many other places in Austin (no Smashburger in Austin, San Antonio is the closest location) that we preferred to get a burger than 5 Guys.

Now that I live in Denver there are Smashburger locations everywhere and both have a location relatively close to where I live but only a Smashburger is close to my office in LoDo. I do have another place that I need to try that BG918 and a friend has recommended here in Denver, The Cherry Cricket.

Easy180
11-20-2011, 07:52 AM
Smashburger burgers are on par with 5 Guys but their fries are not near as good

bluedogok
11-20-2011, 08:14 AM
To me their fries were nothing special, good, but nothing special. I have had much better elsewhere...but then Smashburgers aren't anything "special" either. If the fries are the best thing worth raving about a burger place then maybe they should work on their burgers more.

It really comes down to the fact that ALL FOOD is personal preference.

progressiveboy
11-20-2011, 08:21 AM
It's personal preference. I've been to 5 Guys in Austin, I didn't think it was as good as some make it out to be and prefer Smashburger myself. I was not impressed at all by 5 Guys, neither was my wife. There were many other places in Austin (no Smashburger in Austin, San Antonio is the closest location) that we preferred to get a burger than 5 Guys.

Now that I live in Denver there are Smashburger locations everywhere and both have a location relatively close to where I live but only a Smashburger is close to my office in LoDo. I do have another place that I need to try that BG918 and a friend has recommended here in Denver, The Cherry Cricket. No to get off the subject, but bluedogok best of luck to you in Denver!Talk about the extreme. Going from parched, drought Austin to bitter cold blizzards and tempatures. Everyone has their own subjective preferences in weather and in burgers, lol. Lots of good sking and winter sports though!!

Easy180
11-20-2011, 08:43 AM
To me their fries were nothing special, good, but nothing special. I have had much better elsewhere...but then Smashburgers aren't anything "special" either. If the fries are the best thing worth raving about a burger place then maybe they should work on their burgers more.

It really comes down to the fact that ALL FOOD is personal preference.

I hear ya but I don't think 5 Guys needs to work on their burgers just cause their fries are excellent...Their burgers are pretty damn yummy...Not the best in the metro but certainly the best in Moore

ctchandler
11-20-2011, 10:50 AM
InsomniCat,
It will be interesting to hear your take on Meers. My wife and I went there because Epicurious had rated their burger as one of the top 10 in the country. I realize it's a personal taste thing, but we think there are a couple here in OKC better than Meers. As for a "good burger experience", I will give it that, old time store, good burgers, nice atmosphere, but top 10? We didn't think so.
C. T.

I hear that In-N-Out, like Braums, never freezes their meat so they have to have chains in daily driving distance from their distribution site. We may see one sooner than not here in Oklahoma City since we're in range of that distribution center. At least that's what I'm hoping for. I'd like to see a Five Guys here as well.. Next time I travel to get a burger it'll be to Meers where I hear they have an excellent 100% longhorn burger. I'm a burgervore so I love me a good burger experience.

bluedogok
11-20-2011, 11:25 AM
The Meers Store is good, the longhorn burger is good but I have also found them to be inconsistent. Sometimes great and other times just alright.

5 Guys is good, there are just other places that I prefer. If a group wanted to go there I would have no problems with that but it is not a place that I would choose to go on my own when I have other options that I prefer.


No to get off the subject, but bluedogok best of luck to you in Denver!Talk about the extreme. Going from parched, drought Austin to bitter cold blizzards and tempatures. Everyone has their own subjective preferences in weather and in burgers, lol. Lots of good sking and winter sports though!!
We decided after this last summer to move, it is something that we have been considering for five years and I have looked at off/on for twenty years. The temps/weather here in Denver is not as bad as most people seem to think. We had snow the first week working here but it was back up in the 50's in a couple of days. It was in the 60's on Friday and near 50 yesterday but still doesn't feel as cold as OKC when it is in the 40's. We went to Vail yesterday to see some snow, my wife had never seen that much at one time. The snows that she has been through in Monahans (near Odessa, Texas) and Lubbock are the winters that she has been through.

Jon27
11-20-2011, 04:09 PM
I remember the bad publicity Five Guys got when they got slammed for having one of the most unhealthy offerings on a fast food menu. A 920+ calorie burger. That's just gross.

I'm with you there, but it's so hard to not eat one!

SoonerQueen
11-20-2011, 07:16 PM
I am in love with Smashburgers sweet potato fries and their hamburgers are always so juicy and not over cooked like you get at some places. It's just my favorite between 5 Guys and Smashburgers. I have only eaten at 5 Guys twice, and their burgers were good, but the fries just average.

JayhawkTransplant
11-20-2011, 09:30 PM
Since this thread has turned out to be a discussion of all kinds of burger places, have you guys ever eaten at Backyard Burgers? It was my favorite fast-food burger place. The one in my hometown closed, but I think there are still some in the Tulsa area.

SoonerQueen
11-20-2011, 09:52 PM
We had a Backyard Burgers here in the city, but they had a fire and then when they rebuilt Freddies went in there.Backyard Burgers were good. I don't think there are any left in the city.

rcjunkie
11-21-2011, 03:23 AM
IMHO, most burgers are good, with some better or much better than others.

RadicalModerate
11-21-2011, 07:05 AM
My wife and I loved the Backyard Burgers over on Hefner (and Rockwell?). We were very sorry to see it go away.

Easy180
11-21-2011, 07:48 PM
My wife and I loved the Backyard Burgers over on Hefner (and Rockwell?). We were very sorry to see it go away.

Used to hit that place weekly in Tulsa but only got to try the one on Hefner once and I must have gone on a bad day...Freddy's makes a pretty mean fast food burger

metro
11-23-2011, 10:52 AM
We had a Backyard Burgers here in the city, but they had a fire and then when they rebuilt Freddies went in there.Backyard Burgers were good. I don't think there are any left in the city.

Pretty sure there is still one left in MWC. Also I know for sure they still have a local BYB catering truck for special events.

Larry OKC
11-23-2011, 11:51 PM
may be outdated but this is what Google Maps showed for Backyard Burger:

4630 Southeast 29th Street

7010 West Hefner Road

1851 South Douglas Boulevard

Questor
11-24-2011, 02:53 PM
The former MWC location is gone and is now a Henry Hudson's:

http://www.henryhudsonspub.com/location.html

BYB has left the metro... still a few left in Tulsa:

http://backyardburgers.com/locations/

SoonerQueen
11-24-2011, 02:59 PM
The location on Hefner Road is now a Freddy's.

mikeareese
11-26-2011, 10:52 PM
What is the Five Guys in Moore, down by Walmart. Ate at the one in Doral, Fl. Now Miami Lakes, Fl has 3 warehouse clubs within 10 miles. Sams Club, BJ's, and Costco. Shopped at all three. All have good points.

RadicalModerate
11-26-2011, 11:08 PM
Wasn't "In N Out Burgers" part of a joke in "The Big Lebowski" . . . ?

soonerguru
11-27-2011, 08:28 PM
Smashburger burgers are on par with 5 Guys but their fries are not near as good

Smashburger's fries are a lot better than 5 Guys' fries. I would actually go there and just order the fries. Not so with 5 Guys.

Debzkidz
11-28-2011, 08:41 PM
I love 5 Guys fries, especially the Cajun fries. Didn't really care for Smashburgers fries.

OKCDrummer77
11-28-2011, 08:56 PM
The first time I went to Smashburger, I got the fries with rosemary & garlic. They weren't bad, but I wasn't particularly impressed with them. The extra flavor just seemed a little out of place. The next time, I got the plain fries. They were... well, fries. Not the best I've ever had, but certainly not the worst.

MDot
11-28-2011, 10:44 PM
Five Guys Fries-98; Smashburger Fries-1. That's what I'm seeing atleast.

metro
11-29-2011, 05:24 AM
In that case, make it another vote for 5 guys from me, I like it much better

Brett
12-04-2011, 05:53 AM
Finally tried In-N-Out yesterday. Ordered a Double-Double with onions and a vanilla shake. I forgot to order it animal style and I also skipped the fries. The diameter an In-N-Out burger is not too big. It is kind of like the diameter of a McDonald's cheeseburger. The Double-Double is close to 3 inches thick. You can definitely taste the quality of the ingredients which is very good. The onions were definitely fresh because I had "onion breath" after eating it. The vanilla shake was the same size as a small drink. The shakes are served in a green colored cup and drinks are served in a red colored cup. The vanilla shake was super thick, heavy on the ice cream and light on the milk (if there was any at all). My brother had a hamburger "protein style" which is the way to go if you are dieting. One bit of trivia that I did not know about is that In-N-Out will hide bible scripture chapter and verses on their paper products. They can get away with this because In-N-Out is still a privately held company. I'll keep a prayer vigil going that OKC will be lucky enough to land a In-N-Out restaurant some day.

flintysooner
03-01-2013, 07:06 AM
In-N-Out owner offers rare glimpse of burger empire | torres, company, snyder - Business - The Orange County Register (http://www.ocregister.com/articles/torres-496945-company-snyder.html?NL=NRN-02_&Issue=NRN-02__20130227_NRN-02__972&YM_RID=carley.thrush@shoppingcenterdatabase.com&YM_MID=1375089&sfvc4enews=42)

Matt
03-01-2013, 07:53 AM
http://i.imgur.com/HeTdiH7.gif

ThomPaine
03-01-2013, 08:48 AM
In-N-Out owner offers rare glimpse of burger empire | torres, company, snyder - Business - The Orange County Register (http://www.ocregister.com/articles/torres-496945-company-snyder.html?NL=NRN-02_&Issue=NRN-02__20130227_NRN-02__972&YM_RID=carley.thrush@shoppingcenterdatabase.com&YM_MID=1375089&sfvc4enews=42)

I remain optimistic!!!


That slow growth, a hallmark of the company's operations since the beginning, is a side-effect of its commitment to serve only high-quality, fresh food. Buns are baked fresh daily, lettuce is hand-leafed, whole Kennebec potatoes are sliced in-store, and the 100 percent American chuck beef is free of any additives or preservatives. Since In-N-Out restaurants do not have any freezers or microwaves, every new location must be within a short distance of its Baldwin Park or Dallas distribution facilities.


In-N-Out has long held a reputation as an attractive place to work. And that starts with salaries.
New hires earn $10 an hour, and the company prefers to promote from within for management positions.
In 2012, In-N-Out store managers made more than $120,000 on average. By comparison, the median pay for food service managers across restaurants nationwide is around $48,000 per year, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.