Originally Posted by dalime
I do like In N Out but I think it's something you grow up on. I'll take a Laurel or Father's Office over them any day of the week. But In N Out kinda takes you back.
5 Guys are starting to pop up in SoCal and they're supposedly the competition to In N Out, but I think they're just trying to create some buzz for themselves.
I've heard the same mixed reviews about them.
5 Guys doesn't have whatever it is that makes In and Out burgers taste unique.
Given a choice of 5 guys or ANY other burger joint, 5 Guys would only win if the wait was excessive at the other places, or if I wanted to munch on peanuts
A friend went to the Fathers Office in Santa Monica. Said they weren't bad, but they don't make them to order (don't like cheese? too bad!) and are very expensive...
The Ranch (in ? westlake Village??) is very good, but also pricey, and there are barely seven tables...
Where is this Laurels you speak of?