In-N-Out Secret Menu

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secret_menu_item.jpgAn animal style burger with fries inside.

  1. Burgers
  2. Custom Burgers
    1. Burger Options
  3. Custom Fries
  4. Custom Drinks
    1. Milk Shakes
    2. Other
  5. Side Items

At In-N-Out you can order custom-made food. Some customizations are available at no additional cost; those that use inventoried items such as cheese, meat, and buns cost extra. While it's not on the printed menu, there are buttons on the cash register for these items. You can pretty much order anything you want, as long as they have the ingredients. While the "secret" menu is listed on the In-N-Out corporate site, it is far from complete.

Also, keep in mind that since you can customize anything, you can feel free to order whatever you want and create your own "double-secret personal menu". Get a 0x3 with four slice of tomato on a double toasted bun and call it a "cheesy wiki". The following are just the custom orders that are popular enough to go by well known names.

The one key restriction they have (for "a variety of reasons" according to corporate) is putting fries on a burger. This means that some of the secret menu items like a monkey burger (fries animal style on a burger) will require you order both part and assemble them yourself. There are a few other items that are put together at the table — like lemon fries: fries with a squeeze from a lemon wedge.


Stock: If you ordered your burgers off the menu they would come with:

but instead consider ...

Custom Burgers

Note: Many of these styles can be ordered in combination (for example, Double-Double Animal Style No Salt).

This section would be awesome if it had pictures for each option. Add them if you have them. Or have an adventure next time you go to In-N-Out and order one of these you haven't had before!

Animal style is the most popular "secret" style. In addition to the standard toppings, animal style burgers include:

Protein style, popular among [wikipedia]Atkins dieters, no/low carb eaters and people who just like lots of lettuce:

3×3, 4×4, or generally M × C refers to a burger with a varied number of meat patties (first number, M) and slices of cheese (second number, C). For example, the popular Double-Double would be 2×2 (pronounced "Two-by-two" when you order it), while a burger with 3 meat patties and 1 slice of cheese would be a 3×1 (a "three-by-one").

Double-Meat (a.k.a. 2×0) is a Double-Double with no cheese.

The Flying Dutchman:

Grilled Cheese:

Veggie Burger or Wish Burger:

Burger Options

Mustard fried patty spread with mustard, then cooked. This also adds pickles, unless you tell them to hold the pickles. You can also ask for heavy mustard fried.

Onions can be ordered as whole fresh, fresh chopped, whole grilled, grilled chopped, or any combination of the four possibilities. So to maximize your onion variety you could get a burger with all four types. Whole grilled is certainly worth trying.

Chopped chilis adds some yellow chilies to the bottom of your burger. Medium heat, little bit of vinegar flavor. (You can also ask for these on the side!)

Mustard and/or ketchup can be substituted for the spread. Only designates no spread. Cashiers may ask if you want ketchup or mustard instead.

No-salt has no salt added to the the patties. Once you add the condiments and cheese, you don't need the extra salt anyway and you can leave without feeling like a dried-out-but-satsfied lump.

Extra Salt is added to the tomato layer of the burger for those who feel the need for extra sodium on their burger.

Extra toasted bun/lightly toasted bun/untoasted bun. The bun come toasted by default, but you can ask to have the level of toastyness varied. The buns are toasted to add some rigidity to the burger, as an untoasted bun is flimsy under the weight of all the meat/cheese/condiments. This also prevents sauces and toppings from excessively soaking into the bun, thereby avoiding the last-bites-are-soggy problem. This needs to be the first modification requested, based on keystroke order into the register.

Extra everything - Extra tomatoes, extra lettuce, extra onion, extra spread, extra pickles, extra onions, extra chilis. You can ask for all of these at no extra charge. They'll really fill out your burger and make it a more balanced meal, especially if you're a veggie fan. Onions can come in four ways: whole raw, whole grilled, chopped grilled (like animal style) and chopped raw. You can also ask for both raw and grilled onions in the same burger.

Medium rare or well done. You can specify how well done your hamburger patties are. FYI: Medium rare will definitely show a pink middle.

animalstylewithchilesextraeverything.jpgAn animal style cheeseburger, with chiles, extra everything ($2.20) animalstyleaddchilesaddwholegrilledonionsextraeverythingextratoastedbun.jpgAn animal style cheeseburger, medium rare, add whole grilled onions, add chiles, extra everythhing, extra toasted bun ($2.20)

Custom Fries

Custom Drinks

Milk Shakes


Side Items

These items are free:

See also Secret Menus at Davis Restaurants.


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2005-08-19 19:27:56   I recommend the animal style french fries. The cheese, spread and onions add a unique taste to the fries. —SimonFung

2005-08-19 22:17:36   i recommend getting a regular cheese burger with animal fries inside. They can do it. It's amazing. —JaimeRaba

2005-08-20 22:12:19   Fries well-done have the potential to be incredibly delicious. Unfortunately the amount of 'well-done-ness' is directly proportional to their busyness. If they're busy, they won't be well done. If nobody is there, you'll get burnt potato chips. During normal business hours, though. YUM! —MichaelGiardina

2005-11-03 00:21:37   I heard a rumor that must be varified that they will serve you filofel if you ask for it. —DanielGonzales

2005-11-03 17:31:24   Lettuce and tomatoes are not inventoried so I always ask for "extra lettuce, extra tomatoes" to fatten up the burger. —MelvinQuan

2005-11-03 17:46:03   What's the biggest burger you could do for free? Extra lettuce, tomatoes, (grilled?) onion, pickels, bun?, sauce?, .. —JaimeRaba

2005-11-03 17:46:18   For vegetarians.. how about grilled tomatoes? (grilled pickels?) —JaimeRaba

Officially, the only items that are allowed to touch the grill are buns, meat, cheese, onions, and mustard

2006-02-18 16:28:59   Are the pickles frees? —SuBnorMal

2006-08-11 20:17:29   wow, I had no idea, this is amazing! learn something every day! —JoeRunnels

2006-08-11 22:04:11   If you eat protein style long enough (like me), you end up preferring hamburgers without lettuce as a matter of taste (not diet). —SS

2006-08-12 03:17:39   The 5x5 spread only I ordered yesterday tasted so good! (not very healthy at all) —JeffKwong

2007-08-17 15:48:53   I have always wondered if the 4x4 version of the Flying Dutchman would be called the double dutch. Anyone tried it? —CraigFergus

2007-11-12 19:08:53   how do you order "fries inside?" would you just say, "one hamburger, fries inside, animal style, no salt?"
Also, is there an additional cost for "fries inside?" —ArianeMetz

2008-10-01 17:05:10   Everything Animal Style is the way to go. My old roommate and I would head out here for some late night grub rather frequently. We did it much more during finals. Anyway, we would each order two double-doubles and two orders of fries—all Animal Style. And we would have a glorious feast. I think it's good study food, too. I think In-N-Out is why my grades drastically improved. —CurlyGirl26

2009-01-07 16:35:25   i just ordered the "animal style" fries

look i love fries but this thing looks disgusting on the fries. You will need a fork. Its just not hot enough. My uncle ordered the animal style fries too. He took one bite and said ugh. He ordered the animal style double burger and liked it. Somebody tell these guys to heat up the fries. Has anyone ordered a one x bitch yet. —andrew1977

2009-03-13 20:59:50   My friend and I just a few days ago got a 12x12 in St. George, UT. It was actually 2 4x4's with 2 flying dutchmans because they wouldn't (and didn't know how to) make a 12x12. We of course got the animal style fries. —dbaer

2009-05-14 19:17:50   You left off:

Mustard Grilled Patty - patty spread w/ mustard, then cooked —ThelDavis

2009-05-14 19:22:49   I figured out this is a wiki! —ThelDavis

2009-05-15 08:37:10   I always ask for whole grilled onions. Of course they take a little longer and the cashier has to yell it out to the cook so they have enough time to get it down on the grill early, but they are tasty! —AmLin

2009-08-09 11:24:36   My favorite burger is any meat/cheese combo with all four kinds of onions (whole, whole grilled, chopped grilled, and chopped raw), with extra spread, extra lettuce, and chilies. You can also get whole chillies on the side if you like. —ARWENNHOLD

2009-11-13 16:47:23   I heard of a "Monkey Style." Apparently it is a myth cause the server just laughed at me. —SunjeetBaadkar

2010-02-25 12:32:19   You have been able to get a 10 x 10 for years. We used to have competitions to see who could finish one. —bexharris

2010-04-22 17:35:09   i recommend the 4x4 with chopped chilies its the best if your hungry aand you want some heat —bocaj518

2011-01-04 16:51:12   The Healthiest Meal at In and Out - Chevy Style - Hamburger, Both Onions, Protein Style, No Salt. Fries Light Well, No Salt. Ice Tea w Lemon is perfect. Thats a perfect meal, cheap and low on calories. Going to fill you up for sure.... —ChevyKoul

2011-08-30 17:04:41   It's all about the mustard fried with whole grilled onion (incidentally, they call it mustard fried, not mustard grilled... if I remember right, it's MFR on the receipt). —TomGarberson

2012-02-05 23:47:24   Alas, In N' Out has failed me. :( They wouldn't put fries inside my cheeseburger! —TimJ

2012-02-06 17:43:15   Every time this page pops up on Recent Changes, I find myself compelled to go to In-N-Out. At least I know what's for dinner tonight... —TomGarberson

2012-06-08 14:45:28   The "Davis County Wiki" In-N-Out Secret Menu page got a shout out from [WWW]A Hamburger Today, one of the more prominent hamburger oriented blogs.

2012-11-07 12:21:27   Chopped chilies are now available for your Animal/Cheese Fries. Self-serve chilies are also available at some, if not all stores. Likely located by the ketchup pumps. —MikaShaw

2014-03-08 11:47:57   Why does it say "Davis County Wiki"? Isn't it for City of Davis? Has anyone had luck with the Fries inside the burger around here? If so, how did you order it? —PaulineTorres

2014-11-13 13:04:52   I have a freakishly strange love of onions. So I went down to my local In-N-Out and created a career killing monstrosity I dub the "Vampire Slayer." What it is is a double double (I assume they could do a 3x3 or a 4x4 of this, I haven't tried yet) and asked them to put chopped fresh onions and chopped grilled onions on every layer of the burger. So it would go-

Bun, lettuce, tomato, spread
Grilled and fresh onion
First meat and cheese patty
Grilled and fresh onion
Second meat and cheese patty
Grilled and fresh onion
and finally top bun

I also asked for my patties mustard grilled as well. Not sure if every In-N-Out will do it, but mine sure did! —AmandaLin

* Maybe it's because I haven't had lunch yet, but that sounds like poetry.

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