Monday, October 31, 2011

Can you put a price on an In-N-Out Burger? How about $28?

Posted By on Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 9:30 AM

The mailman could be bringing you this.
  • Serious Eats: Kenji Alt
  • The mailman could be bringing you this.
This morning you will once again wake up to discover that you are outside the delivery radius of In-N-Out Burger. Because at 501 miles away from the nearest distribution center, we're right at the border of where the California chain will deliver its never-frozen patties.

Tomorrow, that all changes because Midtown Row is offering a new deal — two frozen double-doubles (two beef patties, lettuce, tomato, spread [a cousin to Thousand Island dressing], American cheese and optional onions) for $50, plus $6 shipping and handling [h/t Eater].

Purists may argue with the fact that the burgers are frozen — fresh patties being the hallmark of In-N-Out, although there's really no other way to get them to you. The burgers are shipped overnight and are available in the classic form or animal-style (a mustard-cooked patty, pickles, extra spread and grilled onions).

At $28 a shot, this is easily one of the most expensive (if not the most) expensive burger in Kansas City. And the history of reheated fast food does not have a good track record, although ask an ex-Chicagoan about the lengths they'll go to to get a proper deep dish pie and you'll realize that sense memory can sometimes overwhelm common sense.

If you're looking for the complete experience, I guess you can always take your burgers out to your car in your driveway. But just know fries don't come with this order.

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