In-N-Out Burger is the most secretive of the American fast food chains – the Freemasons of the burger world. For starters: no, they are not run by the Mormons (as my wife insists). But yes, during the 1980’s (when Rich Snyder was company president) they began printing discreet Bible references on their food packaging. I happened to go to an In-N-Out Burger today, here are photos of the bottoms of two drink cups and a burger wrapper:
Burger Wrappers – Revelation 3:20 “Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear My voice and open the door, I will come in to him and will sup with him, and he with Me.” (cool . . . it relates to eating)
Beverage Cups – John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (not so food related, unless you’re talking about cholesterol)
Milkshake Cups – Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding.” (perhaps suggesting we don’t open up the burger and look at it, but just eat it)
And yes, there is a secret menu. Ordering a “Flying Dutchman” (which is not on the regular menu) will get you two meat patties with two slices of melted cheese, and nothing else on it. Ordering “Protein Style” will get you a burger with lettuce and no bun.
The coolest: a “20 by 20” – 20 beef patties with 20 slices of cheese.
[Update 7/23/07]: ElDestroyo sent us a link to his roommate’s “26 by 26” experiment. Thanks ElDestroyo – sorry if you had to share a bathroom with him.