Why can't other restaurants replicate the quality of an In-n-out burger?

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  • 2 months ago
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    In-n-out has no board of directors demanding ever more profits. The whole operation is owned by one young lady, who inherited it from her father and grandfather. SHE calls the shots. She's already worth over a billion dollars, so she doesn't need to cut quality in order to raise profits and keep stockholders happy. There aren't any stockholders.

  • John
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    1 month ago

    In-N-Out is the only burger I go out for.

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  • 2 months ago

    In-N-Out is privately owned so they aren't chasing the highest income for shareholders.

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  • 2 months ago

    Because most places don't want to serve dry burgers with stale buns that only taste edible if you pour a bunch of "secret sauce" on it.

    Shake Shack and The Habit are chains that are better.

    If you want local SoCal places, try The Pocket Burger in Sunset Beach. 

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  • 2 months ago

    This is a real question? /headdesk

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  • Bob
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    2 months ago

    I don't see why anyone would want to, their burgers are not that great

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  • Erik
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It's a good question, isn't it?  It's not like you can trademark a cheeseburger.  I would expect that the way that they do it is more expensive, and other places want to make as much money as possible.

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  • 2 months ago

    well, because that would be trademark infringement.  however, there are many that operate in a similar manner.  mcdonald's started out that way  very simple menu of hamburgers, fries, sodas and shakes.  but once you go public, it's all about the profits

    • Trump 2020
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      2 months agoReport

      Others could use fresh beef, not frozen, and make fries from raw potatoes instead of frozen, without infringing. They just wont.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    What quality?  I've had them, I was totally underwhelmed by them.

    • Trump 2020
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      2 months agoReport

      They don't try to duplicate burgers costing 12 to 16 dollars. They give you the best you can get for the low price.

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  • 2 months ago

    maybe they do and you just dont like it

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