Being an East Coaster for my entire life, I grew up with Shake Shack. I remember the first time I went with my sister to Shake Shack in New York City after seeing Hamilton. Before that, I had never had a Shake Shack burger but after taking that first bite, my life was changed for the better.
However, studying in Los Angeles for a semester has given me the opportunity to try In-N-Out and let me tell you, it gives Shake Shack a run for its money in terms of taste and price. Ladies and gentlemen welcome to the debate of the century: In-N-Out or Shake Shack.
The Argument: Shake Shack
Hello and thank you for reading this pointless article today. We're here to discuss the superior burger chain. If this is true, then Shake Shack wins. We have the better fries, the better toppings, and a varied menu. As for our milkshakes, they are distinct in flavor and are affordably priced. We also have custard, hot dogs, and chicken sandwiches if you're feeling adventurous.
The best part is, we have restaurants all over the country, not just on one coast.
We consistently produce fantastic food that your entire family will enjoy. Out burgers are thin and juicy, our fries aren't too skinny or fried to death, and our special sauce is amazingly tangy. At our competitor's chain, there is no variation to the menu, nor do their vanilla and chocolate milkshakes taste remotely different.
The quality cannot be disputed, folks. If you're looking for a consistently superior meal in flavor and excellence, look no further than Shake Shack. Thank you.
The Argument: In-N-Out
Hello ladies and gentlemen of The Odyssey and beyond. Thank you for reading this article. By now, you must be convinced that Shake Shack is the superior burger, but I'm sorry to say that to make that assumption would be false.
Let's start with the meal. In-N-Out uses fresh hand-cut potatoes for our fries and they aren't drowned in oil like my competitor's. They're crispy and lightly seasoned with salt to bring out the taste in the potato. Our burgers are also juicy and aren't sometimes burned around the edges, unlike other burger chains.
And sure, our menu isn't varied, but we have Animal Style burgers and fries and the only place you can get any of it is on the West Coast. It is this exclusivity to one coast as well as our fantastic food which draws people to us.
What my competitor will not tell you is that a trip to their chain will run you about $10-$15. At In-N-Out, paying $10 for a meal for one is almost unheard of. You can get a cheeseburger with fries and a drink or a milkshake for about $6. There's no better bang for your buck than one of our combos, folks. If you are looking for an affordable meal that won't break the bank, look no further than In-N-Out. Thank you.
Well, both sides made compelling arguments but at the end of the day, you'll have to decide for yourself!