Skip to main content

The Secret Menu: In'N'Out

I have to admit: while we're adventurous eaters, when it comes to our In'N'Out orders, we're not very imaginative...nor, apparently, very hip to their Secret Menu.

We don't eat at fast food joints very often, but In'N'Out is a road-trip staple as far as I'm concerned.

Back to our rut...Jake's order is almost always a No.2 with no onions and a Coke; I usually order the No. 2 protein-style with no onions and a Diet Coke; Riley likes his No. 2 plain and varies between a vanilla milkshake and a chocolate one; and Dylan likes his No. 2 with lettuce and tomato only and chooses the strawberry milkshake. The only reason I even know about 'protein-style' was that I saw a friend order one when we were on our way back from hiking at the Pinnacles.

But I just saw a friend post that she was at In'N'Out and was ordering - and I quote - "Chilies, Flying Dutchman and Root Beer Float." Huh?!? So, I took to the internet and looked all that up. While the Flying Dutchman doesn't appeal to me (that's way too much meat and nothing else), the Root Beer Float was a revelation. My boys would love a root beer float with their No. 2s. And, then, I delved more into the Secret Menu and found that you could get grilled onions (I don't like raw onions very much), get your patty painted with mustard then grilled (Dylan is a mustard fiend), and a Choco-Vanilla Swirl shake (Riley could get both vanilla and chocolate together).

I think I love In'N'Out a little more right now. When's our next road trip so I can try out these newly discovered gems?!?


  1. Yay, I love In'N'Out! My favorite secret menu item is the Neapolitan shake (all 3 flavors together) -- so good!

  2. Husband gets a 4x4 animal style almost every time we go. (4 patties, 4 cheese, grilled onions, with melted extra cheese) its nasty, and gooey, but he loves it. You can animal style your fries too (grilled onions and melted cheese). I have heard a rumor that you can order any combo of patties and cheese up to 10. Crazy.

  3. I love whole slices of grilled onions rather than diced grilled onions on my burger and I sometimes ask for chopped chilli peppers pressed into the patty. It’s all from the in n out secret menu.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Caulibits Crni Rižoto (Croatian Black "Risotto") #Whole30

Last week, I participated in the Wine Pairing Weekend event 'New Year, New Wine." I paired Crni Rižoto with Dingac Vinarija’s Pelješac...and you can read my post: here . I was pouring a Croatian wine and decided to make a traditional Croatian dish. Every seafood restaurant in Croatia has a  Crni Rižoto  (black risotto) on its menu.  Crni Rižoto  is risotto dyed black with squid ink; I used cuttlefish ink for the same effect. However, since arborio rice is not Whole30 compliant, I made a version for myself that used caulibits instead of rice. Ingredients 1 C fish stock (or a combination of fish stock and vegetable stock) 1 T olive oil 1 medium shallots, peeled and minced 1 cloves garlic, crushed and minced 1/4 lb shrimp 1/4 lb squid tubes, cleaned and sliced into rings 1/4 lb scallops 1/4 lb clams, scrubbed 1/4 lb mussels, scrubbed 4 C caulibits, or chopped cauliflower 1 T fresh parsley, minced juice and zest from 1 organic lemon 1 t cuttlefish ink

Meyer Lemon Custard-Filled Matcha Turtles #BreadBakers

#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all our of lovely bread by following our  Pinterest board  right here. Links are also updated after each event on the  Bread Bakers home page .  We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. This month Stacy of Food Lust People Love  is hosting and she wrote: "Your bread can be large, as in one big animal, or small - animal-shaped rolls. Use your imagination! Points for flavor and shape!" If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send an email with your blog URL to Stacy at Here's the animal-shaped bread basket from the #BreadBakers... Beef and Sweet Onion Dim Sum Pandas from Karen's Kitchen Stories Bird Bread Rolls from Ambrosia Easter Bunny Buns from Cook with Renu Ham and Cheese Elephant Rolls from Food Lust People Love Hedgehog Bread from Making Mir

Connecticut Lobster Rolls, Canned Lobster Bisque, and a 2019 Henry Fessy 'Maître Bonhome' Viré-Clessé #Winophiles

This month the French Winophiles group is looking at affordable wines from Burgundy.  Host Cindy of Grape Experiences wrote: "Burgundy, or Bourgogne, is known for its wines of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir... as well as Aligote, Gamay, Sauvignon, César, Pinot Beurot, Sacy, Melon in lesser quantities. Many of the well-known wines are quite expensive, but there are plenty of values to be found." Read her invitation here. And there won't be a Twitter chat for this event, so you will have to dive into the articles themselves to read about our pairings and findings. Here's the line-up... Wendy Klik from A Day in the Life on the Farm enjoys Domaine Chevillon Chezeaux Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits, 2018 Paired with a Maple Pecan Chicken . Camilla Mann from Culinary Adventures with Camilla shares her love of Connecticut Lobster Rolls, Canned Lobster Bisque, and a 2019 Henry Fessy 'Maître Bonhome' Viré-Clessé. Jeff Burrows of FoodWineClick! explains why we should Look t