Oregonians, the next time you do a search for “nearest In-N-Out Burger locations”, you won’t have to leave the state! Yes, Oregon can finally say that they have an In-N-Out Burger!
Oregon’s In-In-Out Burger Location Is….
Medford is the lucky city to get the first Oregon location. This In-N-Out grand opening happened back on September 9th. Were you there? For us up north it’s quite a drive, but it looks like many made the trek from all over the state. There are some serious fans out there! Even overnighters:
“When they pulled up with their overnight gear in-hand, they were surprised to find they were the first and would be the only people in line for a long time.”
Reddit user, aCarrotsSoul, drove all the way down from Bend:
“I drove from Bend on Saturday to go to In and Out. Went there around 2 I would say and the line wasn’t terrible which was a nice surprise.”
And as you could have guessed, it got a variety of responses including this one:
“Why someone would drive five hours for a burger is beyond me.”
What the Heck Is In-N-Out Burger & Why’s It So Popular?
In-N-Out’s history goes back pretty far. It was founded in 1948 by Harry and Esther Snyder, and it’s headquarters is in Irvine California. According to it’s Wikipedia page it was the first drive-through burger spot in California. Their goal was to give customers the freshest ingredients, friendly service, in a super clean environment. Today they pay their employees more than the mandatory state minimum wage rates, and some store managers even make six figures.
A big part of their cult popularity can be attributed to the “secret menu”. These days it’s not so much a secret any more, and they even list it right on their website. A big favorite from the secret menu is, “Animal Style”:
“..burger of your choice with hand-leafed lettuce, tomato, a mustard cooked beef patty; add pickle, extra spread with grilled onions..”
Interested in more In-N-Out history? Read all about how it began in Stacy Perman’s book, In-N-Out Burger: A Behind-the-Counter Look at the Fast-Food Chain That Breaks All the Rules: