In-N-Out Secret Menu

In-N-Out Burger is perhaps one of the best known fast food joints in the American Southwest. Their menu consists of the usual cheeseburger, regular hamburger, and the Double-Double, which has two slices of cheese and two burger patties. They come with onions, spread, lettuce, or tomato, and customers are asked to specify if they want the ingredients fresh or grilled. But what a lot of people don’t know about is the In-N-Out secret menu.

Although they are not advertised, these menu items are available in most locations. They have ingredients that can be mixed and matched to come up with an original recipe. You can’t go wrong on this secret menu, but before you can enjoy it, you need to know what’s on it:

  • Flying Dutchman ($2.10) – No buns, no onions, no lettuce—only two slices of melted cheese, sandwiched by two beef patties.In-N-Out Secret Menu
  • Veggie Burger – This is the sandwich for vegetarians and vegans; only bun plus vegetables.
  • Grilled Cheese ($2.35) – Bread, a couple of slices of American cheese (melted), spread, tomato, and hand-leafed lettuce.
  • Double Meat ($3.40) – Bun, two beef patties, tomato, spread, hand-leafed lettuce, with or without onions.
  • 3 x 3 – Bun, three patties, tomato, spread, lettuce, three slices of American cheese, with or without onions.
  • 4 x 4 – Bun, four beef patties, tomato, spread, hand-leafed lettuce, four slices of American cheese, onions optional.
  • Protein Style ($2.05) – Your burger of choice, wrapped in hand-leafed lettuce; no bun.
  • Animal Style – Your favorite burger with a mustard cooked beef patty, tomato, lettuce, with additional pickle and spread.

The above are just for the hamburgers. Other items include:

  • Condiments – Spread, hot yellow chili peppers, cold cheese
  • Onion styles – Raw sliced/standard, chopped; fresh or grilled
  • Fries ($1.60) – Light, light well, well, extra-well, animal style
  • Drinks – Root beer floats, Lemon-Up, lemonade and tea mix, choco-vanilla swirl shake, Neapolitan shake, large and extra large shake

An extra patty will cost $0.75, while an extra cheese will cost $0.30. If you’re going to get a meal, the cost would be from $5.25 to $8, depending on the kind of sandwich you’re having or the add-ons you want to include. Enjoy mealtime with your friends so you can compare notes about who made the best combinations.

More than 10 years ago, In-N-Out accommodated orders of burgers of any size. But after they saw a post about a 100×100 creation, they only allowed 4×4 burgers or smaller. It doesn’t mean that if you can’t make a 5×5 or larger, you can’t enjoy crafting new recipes. Just think of all the things that you like in a big bad burger and you’re on your way to your masterpiece.

These are the ones that you can try:

Monkey Style

Would you like fries with your burger? Yes? Then stuff your animal style fries inside a Double-Double. This menu isn’t a big secret since a Twitter rumor started this a few years ago. Try to request for this from In-N-Out and see if they will make it for you; if not, you can always do it yourself. It tastes absolutely wonderful. Try it!

Veggie Sandwich

As stated above, this creation is really for those who don’t want animal products in their food. What you’ll have is a combination of a freshly baked bun, tomatoes, onions, and lettuce, which will be appreciated by vegans. If you’re vegetarian, you can add the spread, if you want. And to make things a little bit exciting, since the patties and cheese were already removed, add fries inside the sandwich. They are fried using “100% pure, cholesterol-free vegetable oil,” so you should have no worries about how it was done. Get the extra-well ones to add crisp in every bite.

Animal-Style Flying Dutchman

Still no bun, of course, but with your Flying Dutchman, you can add spread (a variety of Thousand Island dressing), grilled onions, and fried mustard. Speaking of onions, you get the grilled and chopped ones if the ingredients are hot, like those with melted cheese. On the other hand, fresh onions are added to ingredients that are cold—those with fresh lettuce and tomatoes, for example.

Food is best enjoyed with friends and loved ones. Go get the different combinations so you will have an idea what to order in your next visit. And don’t forget to order the other items from their secret menu, like the floats and the milkshakes. Check out In-N-Out’s website to see what else they have to offer.

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19 Comments

  1. OMG YOUR BUGARS ARE THE BEST!!

    IF YOU WANT A BURGER ,
    EAT A BURGER
    , IF YOU WANT A FRENCH FRIE
    ‘ GET A FRENCH FRIE ????
    HAHA HAVENT HAD A BURGER SINCE LIKE 6 MONTHS AGO ????

  2. Some of these math problems are getting hard….let’s see, what minus 3 = 2? ummmmmm
    Anyway I went to in-and-out a couple of years ago, took the burger home and refrigerated it. I took it out to warm and eat it a few hours later, but when I looked at it, it was like coated with Crisco. White congealed fat was all around the burger, and between the 2 patties you wouldn’t have believed how much was there. I threw it away and never went back. I buy and refrigerate BK double whoppers and never have this kind of problem.

      1. lol @Esther: You crack me up. That’s correct McDonalds and BK use loads of preservatives. In-N-Out uses all fresh and includes the fat, which gives it great juicy flavor.

  3. Jim: that’s fat from the meat. It congeals at fridge temp, which happens with all meat fats. It’s a normal part of a greasy burger. If anything, it’s a sign that they’re using pure beef and not a soy/wheat-protein/beef combo like most other fast food chains.

    But if you want to eat fast food often enough to order meals for later, then I guess you’ve gotta do something to mitigate it.

  4. You shouldn’t go to In-N-Out for the fries, let me say that right out the gate. They cut their potatoes FRESH all the time, and then they fry the cut potatoes to order. That might sound like a recipe for success, but when it comes to french fries…. it’s just not. You gotta soften the potato somehow before you fry it in order to get a delicious fry with a soft inside and crispy outside. Most places accomplish this by “double frying” them. That’s LOTS of fat/oil to get the perfect fry, which In-N-Out just doesn’t do. So, this is a good thing in that their fries are much healthier (as far as deep fried foods go), but the texture just isn’t what you’re looking for. If you were to order your burgers at In-N-Out, then drive to the nearest Jack to get your fries, I wouldn’t blame you.

    Also, the “limited menu” is very misleading. In-N-Out has a VERY vast Secret Menu that’s not really very secret. Shouldn’t really make a difference as far as tracking their prices go, because asking for different sauces or different bun alternatives won’t impact the price. But asking for more beef patties and cheese slices will.

    In the old days, you could get a 100×100 burger!!! (That’s 100 beef patties and 100 slices of cheese, but this were removed from offer because of… pfft… public outcry over health. It’s a SECRET MENU OPTION! It’s not being advertised to children’s faces… What’s the big deal?) Anyway, soap box aside, you’re limited to 4×4 as the maximum now, but you can have it in any arrangement you want: 4×3, 3×3, 3×4, 4×1, 2×1, 1×4 (that last one is ONE beefy patty, smothered in FOUR cheese slices… mmmmm) or any way you want it, as long as the max patties/slices is 4.

    It’s got great options, they’re delicious, they’re cheap, and the food is real animal product, unlike many other fast food alternatives.

    So take it from me, the listed menu above is NOT accurate to what’s actually on offer at any given In-N-Out. The prices may be right, but the full list is missing. It’s “secret” in name only. Most patrons know all about the menu, and they know how to order what they want all the time, and the registers are designed with these so-called “secret” orders so there’s no difficulty in recording the order. Walk in asking for a 4×3 with ketchup instead of the house sauce and grilled whole slice onions with mustard grilled patties and a side order of animal fries, and they know exactly what you want. By the way, that order is DELICIOUS! Try it out some time! =D

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