Isn’t Zuchini Spears the un-pregnant but smarter of the Spears’ sisters who isn’t a nut-case?
Farmer Boys is a small chain that started at a stand out by March A F B in Riverside County. In recent years it has expanded rather quickly thru the Inland Empire Area and even into the L A and Orange County areas. There are a couple up on the High Desert as well. While some folks claim the quality has dropped as the growth has expanded, we have found the stores we visited in earlier times as as good as ever.
In N Out has a much larger store-count. In N Out has also had the ability to maintain the quality of the products thru it’s growth cycle.
I think both of these food service business’s deserve the recognition they get as "good" places to stop for "Fast Food". I also believe that the two are quite different in "style", each having a market seqment that doesn’t compete directly with the other.[:p]
I became a fan of In-N-Out when they sponsored a top fuel car with NHRA. I had to try them so the hotel I stayed at in Ontario, CA had a In-N-Out very close, I starting stopping. I certainly enjoyed them along with their fries.
Paul E. Smith
I’ll add another nod for Farmer Boys.
Al, I’ve never eaten at a Farmer’s Boy. Didn’t have any in Fresno or that area. I flew into LAX back in Oct 06. My 1st trip back to Calif in 5 years. It was great.
Ehhh… I don’t really like In-N-Out. The patties just seem really thin and always overdone, almost crunchy. The fries are different, I think they are OK.
When we race with NHRA, Ontario is always our airport of choice. It is so much easier to get in and out of. We always stay at the Residence Inn in Ontario and the food around there is very good. Inn and Out is very close.
Paul E. Smith
Funny, Mike We use Ontario for our airport of choice when we visit SoCal. Our first stop after the rental car building is ALWAYS the Farmer Boys on Miliken about half mile from that end of the airport. A Farmer Burger, Rings,& Zucchini Spears are our ‘baptism of food’ after the flight out west. In N Out is on the list of mandatory stops…but not first !!
Double double animal style. When ever I fly into calif I immedietely head for INO. Five guys is decent but they dont hold up to INO.
3 X 2, fries, with a pink lemonade for me.
Double double with onions. M mmmmm, can ya feel yer arteries hardening, but soooo good.
Five Guys just opened up in Knoxville just a few months ago. I have yet to try them. I have had In N Out many times in the Fontana area and Las Vegas. It was always a good stop.
Paul E. Smith
Except that the Hamburgers right by Legal Lady are better than either.
ATM, very thoughtful comment. I like (love) both INO and 5Guys–with maybe a slight preference for INO. However, I had never thought about the left coast vs. right coast bias. I’ll have to ponder on that for awhile. [:I][:I]
Bonita Springs, FL
I have had them both and find them about equal…with perhaps a slight variation that was probably due to the service I got at In n Out, my students worked at the stand I frequented in SoCal.
I think…and this is strictly an opinion, some of the ‘favoritism’ for either (using Jason’s entry as an example) is a bias by location "Eastern vs California."
I think if you took the labels off the burgers and served them to someone in Nebraska (Legal Lady comes to mind) you would get a fair comparison. But label something "Californian"…OR "East Coast" and a built in Bias seems to enter the evaluation! How many times have we watched the Pizza Competition between Chicago and New York turn into a Pep Rally for both locations with little regard for the actual pizzas involved. Remove the geographic references and serve them in Salt Lake City and I think you will get an honest evaluation![;)]
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