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LinefinderLinefinder ModeratorPosts: 7,026 Senior Member
Colorado got its first 2 locations yesterday. One in extreme north Colorado Springs (14 miles from my house), the other in Aurora, Co., a suburb of Denver.

The Aurora PD rerouted traffic well away from the joints location, because it was clogging traffic from all directions. They finally posted on social media that if you got in line after 2:30 PM the place would be closed before you got to place your order. The line was so long....it took twelve hours.

The location in Colorado Springs was stellarly better. Only a mere 4 hours. 

For a franchise chain burger.

What a nation of idiots we've become.

Mike
"Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
N454casull
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  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,726 Senior Member
    edited November 21 #2
    Yea, that's a LOT excessive. I won't go to ANY fast food chain that has more than a 5 minute wait. Was actually a few fist fights I read about.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,621 Senior Member
    Lull in the action for the protestors, they are used to hanging out all day.
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,640 Senior Member
    I keep saying this: I don't understand all the hullabaloo over in-n-out. Its not that its bad, its just not particularly good. Its OK, nothing special, its what I call "racetrack food", something you'd get at the county faire. I'd rather have a Big Mac, a Whopper, a Dave's single, whatever.
    It does beat Jack in the Box - but then again, ANYTHING beats Jack in the Box!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,726 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    I keep saying this: I don't understand all the hullabaloo over in-n-out. Its not that its bad, its just not particularly good. Its OK, nothing special, its what I call "racetrack food", something you'd get at the county faire. I'd rather have a Big Mac, a Whopper, a Dave's single, whatever.
    It does beat Jack in the Box - but then again, ANYTHING beats Jack in the Box!

    Exactly! Much rather have Wendy's!
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,733 Senior Member
    As a native Texan, I'm required to defend What-A-Burger (pronounced "waterburger") to my death, especially over In N Out. However, as a Texan who may very well never claim residence there again, there's far worse. I prefer In N Out over the usual McWendy's King ilk. 

    It is, however, still just a fast food burger.
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  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,726 Senior Member
    Not to that level, but the same happened here when Sonic came. Died down after a few weeks. Still prefer Wendy's at the price point.

  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 7,927 Senior Member
    edited November 21 #8
    I've heard good things about In-n-Out, but no one has ever said it's worth waiting in the drive thru for 4 hours, much less 12.  I agree totally, Mike, with your "nation of idiots" remark.  Just look who we voted into office?

    As for you and your Whataburger comment, SS3, there was a time I would be in total agreement.  However, the last few times I've tried the one about a mile from my house it just wasn't that good.  Needless to say, I'm deeply disappointed.  For my money, Sonic still makes the best burgers.  No doubt it has as much to do with local restaurant as not.

    [ETA]

    Chili's has a queso burger that's hard to beet.  On the rare occasion when we go there, that's usually what I get.  Now if they would only offer hand cut fries instead of those frozen ones.
    Jerry

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  • BamaakIIBamaakII Posts: 273 Member
    In n out is far superior to any FF there is.  Plus its never Frozen like the rest.  I had what burger when I was in sanantinio and was only mildly pleased with it.  We are getting one here soon.  Their pancake mix is awesome though.
  • JustsomedudeJustsomedude Posts: 536 Senior Member
    Do yall not have a Rallys? They are either amazing or you're in the ghetto.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,640 Senior Member
    BamaakII said:
    In n out is far superior to any FF there is.
    I guess tastes differ - its edible, but doesn't hold a candle to Wendy's, Carl's Jr., BK, or even McD's. I have yet to try Sonic - and there's one within walking distance of my house. Just hasn't been on my radar.

    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,221 Senior Member
    edited November 22 #12
    If we drive by and In-n-Out, we might stop since there is not one in our state. To me it's like KFC, at least the original stuff. They do one thing, very well, and nothing else. My favorite is a double single. Two patties, one slice of cheese, mustard and pickles only. 

    If I was craving something else I'd go there.

    I also like to give them the business as they have a good habit of taking care of their people. 
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,156 Senior Member
    Saw the same thing in Pensacola at a Krispy Kreme.

    Some kind limited edition chocolate glazed donut. Line went around multiple blocks.....
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,640 Senior Member
    Krispy Kreme's barely qualify as donuts. There was some kind of new something at the local Popeye's here a few months back - people lined up down the street. I had to find an alternate route to the Wendy's across the way...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,249 Senior Member
    In-N-Out makes a pretty good burger, BUT. . .

    1.  Baker's Drive Through is pretty much indistinguishable to me, without the rush.

    2.  Baker's has BACON as a burger topping option.  In-N-Out does not.

    3.  In-N-Out presents "Never Frozen" as a good thing, but when it comes to French fries, they are flat out WRONG.  Freezing potatoes converts some of the starch to sugar, which makes for a much better crust on the fries.  Sometimes In-N-Out fries are ok, but they are NEVER great, and very often SUCK. 
    WWJMBD?

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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,640 Senior Member
    Nobody beats McDonald's french fries. Nobody.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,249 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Nobody beats McDonald's french fries. Nobody.
    Farmer Boys does, though not sure how far they've made it out of the California/Las Vegas area.  Have one directly across from our In-N-Out.  Wife & I did a "divide and conquer" a couple times by buying the better burger from INO and the better fries from FB.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • JayJay Senior Member Posts: 3,858 Senior Member
    I’ll comment on Whataburger.. one of my favorites. As with any fast food place, you can get some variation in quality. But I’ll take it over any others. Except one... Texas Burger. As far as I know only in Midland, Odessa and Andrews. It will whoop Whataburger on quality control and every other chain burger joint there is... When you get your burger in a bag with cherry peppers in the bottom of it... it just works. 
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,640 Senior Member
    Bigslug said:
    zorba said:
    Nobody beats McDonald's french fries. Nobody.
    Farmer Boys does, though not sure how far they've made it out of the California/Las Vegas area.  Have one directly across from our In-N-Out.  Wife & I did a "divide and conquer" a couple times by buying the better burger from INO and the better fries from FB.
    I've never heard of, nor been to, a Farmer Boys. I'll keep this in mind if I stumble across one in the future.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • BamaakIIBamaakII Posts: 273 Member
    Mcdonalds=Frozen fries

    In n out = fresh cut potatoes 

    I'd say five guys has better fries than McDonald's  as well.
  • Some_MookSome_Mook Posts: 327 Member
    The line was so long....it took twelve hours.

    Only a mere 4 hours. 

    For a franchise chain burger.

    What a nation of idiots we've become.

    Mike
    I am unable to rationalize the choice people make to choose to turn left across congested opposing lanes of traffic in order to obtain any particular brand of fast slop over competing fast slop that is located on the 'correct' side of the road.  If it is not convenient, F it.
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  • HappySquidHappySquid Member Posts: 380 Member
    Waiting in line for "Fast Food"  ???     Americans  :smirk:  :D
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,640 Senior Member
    BamaakII said:
    Mcdonalds=Frozen fries

    In n out = fresh cut potatoes 

    I'd say five guys has better fries than McDonald's  as well.
    Nope. Not even close!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • RaftermanRafterman New Member Posts: 229 Member
    To quote my Dad, "The great unwashed herd"  :*
  • N454casullN454casull Member Posts: 561 Senior Member
    5 Guys has better burgers and fries than all of them. 

    Haven’t eaten at McDonalds since December of 1995. 
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,640 Senior Member
    5 Guys is decent enough - I don't recall being super impressed, but wasn't turned off either. Certainly better than In-N-Out.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • minnesotashooterminnesotashooter Senior Member Posts: 765 Senior Member
    It’s obvious some of you guys have never had a Double Double with cheese :p:p
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,823 Senior Member
    Culvers!! I rest my case!!
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,621 Senior Member
    Big Al1 said:
    Culvers!! I rest my case!!
    Must be enjoyed with a chocolate custard and their fries.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • wddodgewddodge Senior Member Posts: 1,092 Senior Member
    Of the fast food burger joints mentioned so far, Culvers and 5 Guys are the best that I've tried. Culvers have awesome rootbeer floats!!
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,640 Senior Member
    Never heard of Culvers. Does *ANY* chain burger joint have malted milkshakes?
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
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