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Funny thing is that taste has little to do with economic success.  Look at McDonalds! 

 

All about execution.  Even In & Out is about execution.  I don't think their burgers taste that good, but they get the customer in and then literally out.  I think Steak'n Shake burgers taste better than In & Out.  Haven't tried Five Guys yet...they have a couple of locations here now but they are in the burbs.  Cheers! 

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Taste does correlate to success but you have to look at your market.  McDonalds suited my tastes quite nicely when I was a kid growing up.

 

I agree it truly does have to with execution, and both the Snyder family and the Murrell family have executed and created wonderful businesses.

 

 

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In and out has incredible burgers...

 

I don't know, the patty itself tastes very plain to me...almost like a McDonald's patty.  We have a family run burger joint in vancouver called Whitespot that's been around for about 60 years.  Their burgers and shakes are terrific!  You can get a fantastic burger (my favorite actually) at a local chain of restaurants called "Earls"...they are the best burgers I've eaten anywhere.  The Red Robin burgers are pretty good for mid-priced.  Steak'n Shake burgers are quite good for a cheap, fast-food burger.  I can eat an In & Out burger, but I think the appeal has more to do with the burger culture and following around it.  Anyway, that's what my unsophisticated taste buds say.  ;D  Cheers!

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In and out has incredible burgers...

 

I don't know, the patty itself tastes very plain to me...almost like a McDonald's patty.  We have a family run burger joint in vancouver called Whitespot that's been around for about 60 years.  Their burgers and shakes are terrific!  You can get a fantastic burger (my favorite actually) at a local chain of restaurants called "Earls"...they are the best burgers I've eaten anywhere.  The Red Robin burgers are pretty good for mid-priced.  Steak'n Shake burgers are quite good for a cheap, fast-food burger.  I can eat an In & Out burger, but I think the appeal has more to do with the burger culture and following around it.  Anyway, that's what my unsophisticated taste buds say.   ;D  Cheers!

 

In n Out is pretty good but I agree that the patties are almost like McD's. Have to disagree with you on White Spot although it is a favourite of many Vancouverites - I still can't figure out why. Earls and Milestones serve up better burgers, imo. Vera's used to be good. My personal favourite is Moderne Burger in Vancouver West - you should check it out.

 

My vote goes to Five Guys over In n Out - their patties  seem to be made from good quality beef. There is an FG's in my 'burb so Sanjeev if you are hungry and want to check it out, let me know. 

 

Goodburger(?) (in NYC on Broadway near Union Sq) is better than all of the above imo but my all time favorite is a takeout place (don't remember the name) on the main tourist street in Sausalito (the patties are thick and juicy). Any locals here who know the name of the place.

 

Now, if I spent as much time researching stocks as I do food, I might be able to follow in the path of the great Buffett. Unfortunately, I have been more successful following the path of the great Buffets (the all you can eat type!). ;D

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In and out has a great feeling whenever I get down there I love getting those burgers. I also like the Apple pan which is a great spot in Los Angeles as well.

 

Toronto has some great burgers too! G*Star,Licks, and Notta Bene on Queen Street has an immaculate burger. I will refrain from providing anymore as it may jeopardize my anonymity.

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In n Out is pretty good but I agree that the patties are almost like McD's. Have to disagree with you on White Spot although it is a favourite of many Vancouverites - I still can't figure out why. Earls and Milestones serve up better burgers, imo. Vera's used to be good. My personal favourite is Moderne Burger in Vancouver West - you should check it out.

 

I've been to Moderne a number of times.  Good burgers and their fries are really good.  I think the burgers taste good at Moderne because of the atmosphere...kitchsy diner feel...kind of like Sophie's Cosmic Cafe for breakfast...the food is pretty good, but the atmosphere makes it taste better than it really is.

 

Vera's has very tasty burgers, but their fries are awful.  I hate those places with small fries...other than the old-fashioned McDonald's fries...probably the best thing they've ever made.  Although I read a blog by a very famous food critic who said he could not live without a Filet-O-Fish! 

 

I had the lamb burger and fries at Balthazar's in Manhattan.  Very good burger, but the fries were crazy good!  The best sliders I've ever had are the Kobe Beef sliders at Trevor's Kitchen Bar & Grill in Toronto.  Hands down the best sliders you are going to taste!  I know it's not a burger, but I had a fantastic Nathan's All Beef hot dog while watching the Vancouver Canadiens minor-league baseball team play last night.  Juicy, crisp, flavorful, nice amount of salt and a terrific soft hot dog bun.  Ok, I think this is getting crazy!  Cheers!

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Funny thing is that taste has little to do with economic success.  Look at McDonalds! 

 

All about execution.  Even In & Out is about execution.  I don't think their burgers taste that good, but they get the customer in and then literally out.  I think Steak'n Shake burgers taste better than In & Out.  Haven't tried Five Guys yet...they have a couple of locations here now but they are in the burbs.  Cheers! 

 

Um..  I'm not sure how many in-n-outs you've been to, but every one I've been to is packed, and it takes forever to get a seat and a burger at peak times, and even slightly off peak times...  'in-n-out' has definitely not been my experience...(unless I go early or very late)  I also agree with the other comment about whitespot..  Maybe my expectations were set too high.  When I first arrived in Canada everyone made such a big deal about whitespot and its 'special sauce', but I thought the burgers were mediocre at best.  I didn't think much of In-n-out's burgers at first, but they grew on me.  The toasted bun, and the simple menu and special items, the grilled onions too seal the deal.  Plus I like the fact that I can see them slicing fresh potatoes for the fries!

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