Why In-N-Out Burger’s Fries are the Worst


Zoe Jacobs

In-N-Out Burger is one of the highest ranked burger joints in America, coming in at #2 according to the Harris Poll’s 30th annual EquiTrend study. This is very impressive considering the fact that In-N-Out restaurants can only be found in 5 US states: California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Texas, and Oregon.

Almost everyone who has ever eaten at In-N-Out can agree that their burgers are unmatched. People travel from all over the country to one of these five lucky states to get the opportunity to indulge themselves in the finest burger this California-based chain can offer.

“In-N-Out burgers are a little slice of heaven on a bun.” said one Davis High Student.

Their fries however, do not receive the same praise. In-N-Out fries were named “Worst in America” by L.A. Times food columnist Lucas Kwan Peterson.

“Bland, crumbly little matchsticks that aren’t improved by any amount of ketchup, salt, cheese, or salad dressing you want to add to them.” describes Peterson.

This is not an unpopular opinion. Many people do not think In-N-Out fries are a satisfactory side to their delicious burgers. You would think that a restaurant that makes such delicious burgers would have fries just as delectable to compliment the burger, but this is just not the case.

Margaret Brown, a student at Davis High, has a strong opinion on the matter.

“Their fries taste like cardboard. But that’s not the worst part; They taste like unsalted cardboard because you have to dump your own salt onto the fries.” states Margaret.

Another student at Davis who is a fan of the chain’s fries even stated that she thinks “the fries have a weird texture”.

Even though In-N-Out’s fries are completely unsatisfactory, their burgers are still insanely delicious and we should consider ourselves lucky to be one of the few chosen states to be graced with their presence.