Skip to comments.Rising Cost of Food Spurs Price Hike at In-N-Out Burger
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.
The higher minimum wage had nothing to do with it then?
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?
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.
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.
I think In-N-Out pays above minimum. Their employees are some of the sharpest in the fast food business.
Fuddruckers has really good burgers, but the only one I know of still in business is in Buena Park.
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.
There’s a bunch of them still around: http://www.fuddruckers.com/findus/
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...
How are food stamp entitlement holders expected to keep up?
Like 'em both but for me, Tommy's is the best in SoCal. Love those little yellow peppers...
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.
I went to try their double chili cheeseburger.
Not a fan.
I thought there was on on El Toro just east of the 5.
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.
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.
One of the best TV commercials of all time, IMHO
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.
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?
when you are on diet of salt and dryer lint.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
We don’t really do fast food of any kind but hubby loves In and Out. I have never really liked their burgers.
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!
Yes, indeed: 23621 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA
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.
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 :)
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.
Denny’s is OK. Not great but better than McDs or Burger King. I used to love all these places.
Customer since 1963
The same way they have kept up the last 6 years.
Their checks have increased 4 times as much as, say, Social Security recipients.
But they certainly know how to do greasy, cheesy food like sliders!
I’m a newbie, didn’t come West until 1981 ;)
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