In what has to be among the cruelest April Fools Day pranks I have seen in years, some practical jokers dressed up as In-N-Out Burger employees appeared in Manhattan’s Union Square this morning. They had a printed banner saying that In-N-Out was preparing to open its first New York outlet. For those uninitiated, NYC-based Allen School Students, In-N-Out Burger is about the very best burger joint ever! There is no East Coast analog to speak of. (Shake Shack is good, but not in the same ballpark I am afraid.) But to give you Northeasterners a point of reference, it would be like telling a West Coaster that Famous Ray’s Pizzeria (or insert your favorite NY pizzeria here) was planning to open up outlets in Los Angeles. Did you know there is no New York style pizza to be had in California? I spent 10 years driving thousands of miles around the Golden State without finding any decent pie.
Anyway, now that my burger dreams are crushed, Allen School Online students in California and Nevada: Do me a favor. Go have a Double Double animal style and animal fries for me please! Oh and chocolate shake!!!