Who doesn’t love a burger? For me, it is the perfect combination of carbohydrate (buns), protein (meat), and vegetables. It’s the fun kind of food that you can never get bored. Just when I thought that burger companies might not thrive furthermore, they just keep grow and grow and becoming more competitive. Mostly in the United States where beef is highly appreciated. In this article, I specifically will talk about two burger companies that based on my opinion have a different concept but both with same core concept which are, In-N-Out and Shake Shack.
In-N-Out mostly located in the Southwest of United States and Shake Shack mostly in New York City. In-N-Out gives me the idea of retro and the 60s. They are very fast in service and all the food are freshly cook (at least that what I saw). While on the other side of the coast, Shake Shack gives me the impression of modern and chic from the design of the restaurant and the menu, just like New York City.
Now talking about the main star, the burger. In-N-Out has this big, luscious, extra cheesy burger. However, for me Shake Shack has this juicy and tender meat that makes me crave for more and also the vegetables inside the Shake Shack burger seems fresher than In-N-Out.
If we’re still using the movie perception, the fries must be the supporting actor. They may not be as major as the burger yet extremely important. Although I cannot compare both fries because they are different in the first place. In-N-Out has this usual skinny fries and Shake Shack use the frozen curly fries. Personally I prefer the skinny one because it is crisper and I hate, hate, hate soggy or mushy fries.
Overall, if I have to choose between In-N-Out or Shake Shack, I will choose Shake Shack. My opinion is biased from the design and everything and I do have a thing with New York City. But both burgers are delectable.
All pictures by me.