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Rising Cost of Food Spurs Price Hike at In-N-Out Burger
NBC Bay Area ^

Posted on 06/26/2014 12:01:17 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A rise in the cost of ingredients has prompted price hikes at fast-food restaurants.

The popular double-double at In-N-Out has increased 15 cents since last month.

Hamburgers and cheeseburgers went up 10 cents each and drinks increased 5 cents, the chain told NBC Bay Area. French fry prices were unchanged.

NASA Tracks "Zombie" Spacecraft from Office Space Inside Old McDonald's "We make every effort to keep our menu prices as low as possible," In-N-Out EVP of Planning and Development Carl Van Fleet said in a statement. "Unfortunately, we have seen some pretty significant cost increases over the last year and we had to take a small price increase in order to maintain our quality standards."

Overall food prices have jumped nearly 3 percent since April, which is the highest increase in more than three years, officials said.

Other popular fast-food chains like Chipotle have also been adjusting prices.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: grocery

1 posted on 06/26/2014 12:01:17 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

The higher minimum wage had nothing to do with it then?
I see.


2 posted on 06/26/2014 12:05:41 PM PDT by MNnice
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To: nickcarraway
Time to raise the minimum wage again. How can people afford to eat at these fine eateries at the paltry minimum wage that was just passed by obamma’s pen. We need all people get a government credit card with no maximum limit and a minimum payment each card holder thinks they can afford to send in. /S
3 posted on 06/26/2014 12:08:31 PM PDT by shadeaud (Be strong when you are weak.)
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To: nickcarraway

The price of beef has been skyrocketing. I admit it’s mostly due to a drought in some beef producing states, but has anyone noticed how much corn, which is also food for cows, we are burning in our cars?


4 posted on 06/26/2014 12:11:45 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: nickcarraway

I would like to hear from In-N-Out fans about the quality of their product compared to maybe 10 years ago.

My opinion: not nearly as good now as 10 years ago. I gave them up.


5 posted on 06/26/2014 12:13:10 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: InterceptPoint

In Los Angeles there is no better burger for the money.

The only other chain that is better IMO is Five Guys but that is almost twice the cash and so are the Independents that are tastier than In N Out.


6 posted on 06/26/2014 12:17:29 PM PDT by Reaganez
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To: colorado tanker
The price of beef has been skyrocketing.

Beef? What's beef?
7 posted on 06/26/2014 12:20:44 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: MNnice

I think In-N-Out pays above minimum. Their employees are some of the sharpest in the fast food business.


8 posted on 06/26/2014 12:22:39 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Reaganez

Fuddruckers has really good burgers, but the only one I know of still in business is in Buena Park.


9 posted on 06/26/2014 12:22:44 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: mmichaels1970

10 posted on 06/26/2014 12:25:26 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: nickcarraway

the administration is imposing higher and higher costs of doing business...

and higher taxes....

and more regulations...

result: ... higher prices we all have to pay for goods and services

but rest easy....the administration doesn’t include most food or housing costs in calculating its ‘cost of living index’...

so we aren’t being hurt at all by all the administrations’ anti-business, anti-employment, and higher-tax policies

Don’t worry.Stay happy.


11 posted on 06/26/2014 12:28:46 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Fiji Hill

There’s a bunch of them still around: http://www.fuddruckers.com/findus/


12 posted on 06/26/2014 12:29:30 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (It is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.)
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To: nickcarraway

Say it ain’t so!!

A financial newsletter I subscribe to uses the price of a Big Mac to gauge the rate of inflation b/c so many things are involved— price of lettuce, sesame seeds, meat, pickles, etc., transportation costs, cost of labor, overhead.

Editor says it’s more telling than anything the fedgov puts out...


13 posted on 06/26/2014 12:39:56 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (The dogs bark; the caravan moves on!)
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To: shadeaud
Time to raise the minimum wage again. There will soon be screams for more $$ for EBT cards. Don't know if In-n-Out take EBT cards or not but the local Jack-in-the-Box and Subway certainly do.

How are food stamp entitlement holders expected to keep up?

14 posted on 06/26/2014 12:42:18 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (The dogs bark; the caravan moves on!)
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To: Reaganez
In Los Angeles there is no better burger for the money...The only other chain that is better IMO is Five Guys.

Like 'em both but for me, Tommy's is the best in SoCal. Love those little yellow peppers...

15 posted on 06/26/2014 12:43:48 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (The dogs bark; the caravan moves on!)
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To: InterceptPoint
I agree. I used to love In 'n Out as a kid, but have not been impressed the few times I went back recently.

For the money, The Habit is probably the best. It is char broiled and you can get a combo for around $7.

I'm not a big fan of 5 Brothers. It's a big burger, but was rather tasteless.

The best burger, but it is pricey, is The Counter. They grind their own meat on the premises so you can safely order you burger rare (or even raw!) if you want. The fries are those shoe string type which are OK, but not great. But then In 'n Out fries are like chalk with no taste at all.

Johnny Rocket's is OK, but a combo will cost you over $10. The fries, however, are really really good.

I live in the South Bay area of LA. The best chili burger (even better and definitely healthier than Tommy's) is Tomboy's if you like those.

And what happened to Carl's Jr.? It used to be good and even char broiled but lately seems to be seared and flabby. Of the big chains I prefer Wendy's and even Burger King over Carl's. Saying that in my childhood would have been heresy.

16 posted on 06/26/2014 12:47:32 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Bon of Babble

I went to try their double chili cheeseburger.

Not a fan.


17 posted on 06/26/2014 12:49:11 PM PDT by Reaganez
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To: Fiji Hill

I thought there was on on El Toro just east of the 5.


18 posted on 06/26/2014 12:49:41 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Reaganez
Have your tried Tomboy's chiliburgers. Their pretty good IMHO.

Tomboy's

19 posted on 06/26/2014 12:51:25 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Reaganez

LOL. I absolutely craved those when I had my daughter - made DH go out and get one for me almost every night!!

No wonder I gained almost 70 lbs.!!

Learned my lesson, though, and gained only 25 with kid #2.


20 posted on 06/26/2014 12:51:44 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (The dogs bark; the caravan moves on!)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

I like Fat Burgers in soCal.

The one on El Camino just off I-5 changed it’s name but the menu is the same.

Good skinny fries also.


21 posted on 06/26/2014 12:54:08 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: colorado tanker

One of the best TV commercials of all time, IMHO


22 posted on 06/26/2014 12:57:59 PM PDT by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: InterceptPoint

that pretty much always happens

A store/chain opens, has high quality and good value, then as their costs go up, their quality goes down to prevent price increases.

This is happening with food in general as well.


23 posted on 06/26/2014 12:59:38 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: nickcarraway

I can no longer afford fish because it’s so expensive. Beef is wildly expensive, even chicken is getting up there. Where will it all end?


24 posted on 06/26/2014 1:01:48 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein
Where will it all end?

when you are on diet of salt and dryer lint.

25 posted on 06/26/2014 1:05:40 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: miss marmelstein

I don’t eat fish but I cut my own steaks and roasts from primal cuts, cheaper.

I also cut and bone my whole chickens, store bought cheaper.


26 posted on 06/26/2014 1:10:24 PM PDT by Little Bill (EVICT Queen Jean)
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To: miss marmelstein
Where will it all end?

Societal collapse.
27 posted on 06/26/2014 1:12:19 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: Little Bill

What brand chicken to you buy? I only buy Kosher (better tasting). I usually buy whole chickens. Anything that is butchered, obviously, is going to be cheaper. But I’m not a butcher!


28 posted on 06/26/2014 1:16:31 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

Love Fuddruckers. Only problem is they will not cook a hamburger rare. If my burger is on the grill for more than a minute on each side then might as well call it a hockey puck.


29 posted on 06/26/2014 1:28:11 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: miss marmelstein
Kosher your own, there are instructions on the net. Get some good knives that is the secret, and keep them very sharp.

I use Japanese laminated steel knives and a sharpener designed for the blade angle and a steel.

Look up how to butcher the meat, easy. If you want to Kosher the meat, see above, I use a Kosher recipe on my Brisket excellent.

30 posted on 06/26/2014 1:38:01 PM PDT by Little Bill (EVICT Queen Jean)
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To: Little Bill

If you have the time, I’d love your Brisket recipe. Only if you have the time. You can leave it on my private message.


31 posted on 06/26/2014 1:43:41 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Fiji Hill

Every now and then I hit the fuddruckers out on 26 heading out of Columbia SC.

5 guys is good but there is a local called Zestos that I love.


32 posted on 06/26/2014 2:08:04 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.q)
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To: miss marmelstein

Will do.


33 posted on 06/26/2014 2:23:00 PM PDT by Little Bill (EVICT Queen Jean)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

We don’t really do fast food of any kind but hubby loves In and Out. I have never really liked their burgers.


34 posted on 06/26/2014 2:32:14 PM PDT by sheana
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To: Little Bill

Thank you!!!!!


35 posted on 06/26/2014 2:36:31 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: wally_bert

I’m not crazy about 5 Guys. I don’t know why - I think it’s the expense. We can never get out of there for over 20 bucks and we’re two people. And it doesn’t taste as good as it should.

Anyone have any opinions on White Castle? The original slider!


36 posted on 06/26/2014 2:39:41 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Yes, indeed: 23621 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA


37 posted on 06/26/2014 4:08:39 PM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: miss marmelstein

I never got to White Castle’s when I was in the area, but I have had Denny’s sliders and they were pretty good.


38 posted on 06/26/2014 4:13:16 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: MNnice; morphing libertarian

They start their employees out at $10/hour, minimum wage be darned. If you want to see hope for America’s youth, pay a visit. The kids are well groomed, well mannered, courteous, hard working, and professional. If someone told you that Eisenhower was President, while you are there, you might believe it, they really hearken back to a bygone era :)


39 posted on 06/26/2014 4:13:51 PM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: nickcarraway
Here in Jersey we used to have a stand alone, Fat Mikes, on Rt 17 south of Paramus.

Don't know if it's still there. They had a burger called the Garbage Can. It was interestingly good.

Burger King had an option on nearby land. They had to give it up.

40 posted on 06/26/2014 4:23:00 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....should' Nuff said!)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Denny’s is OK. Not great but better than McDs or Burger King. I used to love all these places.


41 posted on 06/26/2014 4:59:06 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: jttpwalsh

Customer since 1963


42 posted on 06/26/2014 5:19:04 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Bon of Babble
How are food stamp entitlement holders expected to keep up?

The same way they have kept up the last 6 years.
Their checks have increased 4 times as much as, say, Social Security recipients.

43 posted on 06/26/2014 5:20:14 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: miss marmelstein
I'm not a big fan of Denny's, especially for food that's supposed to be fresh like salads.

But they certainly know how to do greasy, cheesy food like sliders!

44 posted on 06/26/2014 5:50:00 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: morphing libertarian

I’m a newbie, didn’t come West until 1981 ;)


45 posted on 06/26/2014 7:59:58 PM PDT by jttpwalsh
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