In N Out Burger has finally opened a location in Central Texas in the city of Round Rock. Hearing about this location coming nearly 1 1/2 years ago, people have been anticipating its arrival. If you have been to the West Coast of the good ole US of A then you are probably familiar with this iconic place. People in California grew up with it as Texans grew up with Whataburger....both have cult followings and both in my opinion have great product for being "fast food". In Whataburgers case, fast isn't part of their service while In N Out will have you...In N Out in no time.
Having to meet someone from Killeen Texas while I was in San Marcos it was about the half way point and an opportunity to eat at this place since July of 2012. I discovered In N Out in Las Vegas on my annual trips and wished it would come close to home. Its amazing how much buzz a place like this can create. You have to come here with an open mind and that's what I do every where I go. The menu is short and sweet and you may think to yourself.....THATS IT? No you can customize your burger whatever you want it to be.
In N Out does have a "Not so secret menu" on their website but you can find even more if you just google it. Finally getting here I notice there is plenty of parking and a line out the door wrapping around the building. I know their training is bar-none the best around so this didn't scare me. I love crowds and it was so cool to watch everyone in anticipation. By the time I started in the line till I was able to place the order I believe I waited 7 minutes.
I placed my order and all the tables are taken with people standing around waiting for their orders.Customers were courteous and realized once they were done eating they should probably get up so other people can sit. By the time we got out seat our number was called...This was also around 7 minutes. We always had someone come around asking how everything was and offering to get refills Although it was chaotic, the employees were enthusiastic and helpful...very well trained!
My order was from the secret menu which was the 4x4. The ingredients for a usual burger is special sauce that is like a thousand island dressing, lettuce, tomato, onions, fresh ground meat, and toasted buns. My 4x4 is for pieces of fresh ground meat and 4 slices of cheese. Leave a little room in your stomach when attempting to eat this one. I went home with some paper hats, bumper stickers and my clothes smelling like In N Out. The Austin location will be opening up soon with a Cedar Park location opening up after that.