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.
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