In-N-Out Burger employees in Redding, Calif., reportedly asked this Bible-carrying gentleman to stop holding the door open for customers and either buy something or leave. He chose a secret, off-menu option: Come into the store and explode in an Animal Style supernova of obnoxious rage.
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• Wouldn't it be nice if In-N-Out came to New York? Keep dreaming. [TFB]
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As a charter member of the Hollywood Welcome Wagon, Jeremy Piven did his best to welcome the city's newest resident on the set of Entourage. Piven listened intently as the woman explained her trials and tribulations in the big city of dreams and the differences here and back home in St. Paul, Minnesota. Piven confided to the woman that he also was a reformed midwesterner as well. Piven said, "After you have that first double-double from In-N-Out and watch the sunrise in Malibu and then get grossed out by a tranny on Santa Monica Blvd, you'll never want to go back there." Piven also slipped the woman his business card and said that the card would be for two free drinks at the Green Door on Thursday night.
Ah, the In-N-Out. Referencing the famed burger chain makes us salivate just typing its name and, as it turns out, The Package (shocker!) feels the same way. United States Weekly reports that Brit, unimpressed (or just oblivious to) UCLA Med's appetizing, slightly-edible array of hospital-food-for-the-nutballs, ordered in a "double cheeseburger, fries and a drink" at around 4:42pm yesterday. Perhaps suffering from meth-induced hallucinations, our girl had manager Sam Lufti fetch the grub for her at rush hour's peak (as seen in the pic above), the greasy bag reportedly arriving in a quickspeed 21 minutes (In-N-Out! You never fail to astonish us.) One question, though: How exactly does someone manage to stuff themselves senseless while wearing a straitjacket?
As Eater mentions, plutocrat magazine Departures recently ran a story on burgers in which it is written "Los Angeles burger haven In-N-Out is rumored to be planning a New York debut, but burgers have already taken the city by storm." Never has an independent introductory clause packed such a punch. Calls to In-N-Out corporate HQ weren't returned so we turned for guidance to In-N-Out's favorite book, the Bible.