Fortunately my little family lives not far from both a Five Guys and multiple In-N-Out locations, so my taste buds can be treated with both. I will say that Five Guys has had a hold of my (burger) heart long before In-N-Out came to town.
When In-N-Out came to town, it was all the rage. Lines for hours, literally hours, for a hamburger. I felt like Five Guys was being neglected and I wanted to protect her like the little sister I never had. When I finally did break down and eat at In-N-Out, I really didn't give it a fair shake. I thought, this is it?! People waited hours for this?? Ridiculous, I declared, Five Guys wins hands down!
In preparation of this post, I have since given In-N-Out several more chances to redeem itself...and it has! In comparing these two, I am pulled in both directions - the decision is much more difficult than I thought it would be. Below you will see how I un-jumbled my burger feelings.
Winner is In-N-Out by a slight margin, and it all comes to down to the crowd. Almost any time of day, In-N-Out seems to have people flowing in and out. This is appealing to me. It is fun and exciting to be where the action is, so for that reason I had to go with In-N-Out. Both places were clean, had friendly workers, and were family approved.