The new In-N-Out Burger on Mission Gorge Road in the heart of Santee opened its doors to the public at 9 a.m. on Wednesday.
A group of teens that had been waiting at the doors of the new fast food outlet since 10 p.m. the night before were the first customers to eat there, shortly followed by members of the Santee Chamber of Commerce and other hungry locals.
In-N-Out has been around since 1948, and has kept the menu simple since then- hamburgers, fries and shakes. They focus on quality and freshness, you can see right into the open kitchen and watch as potatoes turn to fries before your eyes.
This new spot brings about 50 new jobs to town, allows seating for 77 customers, with plenty of outside seating, and will be a hotspot for late night dining, staying open until 1 a.m. weekdays and 1:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
The new location is in the Kohl's parking lot at 9414 Mission Gorge Rd.
In-N-Out Burger has a "secret menu" that's not advertised, with items that include a 3x3 (three beef patties and three slices of cheese), 4x4, protein-style burger (wrapped in lettuce, no bun), grilled cheese (cheeseburger minus the meat, double the cheese) and animal style (mustard cooked burger, grilled onions, pickles and extra spread), Flying Dutchman, a Neopolitan shake, root beer float and more. Read the whole secret menu review here
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