I appreciate all of you sending reports and pictures and I will try my best to get them up today. I am going to put them under this one post.
This second report comes from Kristin Draves. She currently writes as “BigChalupa” over at TacoSense.com. They are also launching a sister site today, BurgerSense.com, and their first review is going to be of In-N-Out’s burgers in Allen. She sends her thoughts and photos.
Kristin Draves: I drove out to the Allen location this morning from my East Dallas home at about 6:00 am, and there were about 50 or so people in line when I arrived, all pretty excited to get a burger and fries. Most people seemed to be familiar with In-N-Out, which became wildly obvious when I announced that I had never had it and a collective gasp rolled through the crowd. At around 8:00 am, a manager came through the line to let us know that the folks that had been there for hours would be getting a free lunch today, compliments of In-N-Out. Luckily I was the last person in the group of people that got free burgers, which made the early morning trek all the more worth it.
They opened the doors at 9:00 and actually moved everyone through very quickly — I was the 77th customer and placed my order at 9:20am, according to my receipt, and got my food in about 8 minutes. Fast, considering how many orders they were busting out of that kitchen.
The food was good: I ordered the Double Double with grilled onions and animal-style fries, meaning they would come with melted cheese, grilled onions and thousand island. The burger is definitely comparable to Whataburger, not better, not really worse, just about the same. The fries were better than most fast food choices, fresh and crispy, without the over-salting that plagues so many chains these days, but I could have done without the addition of thousand island. All in all, there’s some good food at this restaurant, though certainly not something I’ll be driving back to Allen to get. When they open up the rest of their locations closer to and in Dallas, I’m sure I’ll stop by to grab a cheeseburger every once in a while.