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In And Out


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In-And-Out is a California-born fast food chain that is well-loved by many in The Golden State.   And quite a few beyond our borders too. In fact, some of the rave reviews are legendary.   The chain’s footprint has grown here to the hundreds and extended into other states since being born back in the 1940s in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County.  



I can “see” its popularity and can certainly appreciate its popularity. After all it’s clearly on display as I wonder why anyone would wait in their car in a line that snakes through parking lots and onto adjoining streets that is necessary at times to order a hamburger at the drive-thru.  It’s a bit of a double double mystery to me.



Many things in life are mysterious.  But that’s another(among a long and ever-growing list) story.  Meanwhile, I digress. . . And that is always on the menu.    



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Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393



Comments (42)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Dorie Dillard Austin TX - hype can't be ignored but it needs to have other factors involved with it too.


Ed Silva - although those complaints are not ones I hear, I can understand that the world is a big place.


Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - the Texas market seems like a natural place for them to me.  

Nov 07, 2021 05:36 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

It took 13 years to get one here in southern Utah, Michael. They had to figure out how to get fresh hamburger to the location in an acceptable time frame. We went to the Grand Opening and it was done well. The line is outrageous every day, winding through the parking lot at lunch hour and beyond!

Nov 07, 2021 06:07 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

A lot of notes to what you're doing here and I support it with all those options

Nov 07, 2021 11:05 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Michael - well that is certainly a dilemma  for the name.  You are in line but not out for a while.

Nov 08, 2021 05:53 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Laura Cerrano - thank you for the comment.


Grant Schneider - makes me wonder about the choice of name as in "what were they thinking???" .  🙃


Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! - I know what you mean.  Morning, Noon or Night --- it never seems to matter, people are still coming.   And waiting. . .waiting. . .waiting. . .  

Nov 08, 2021 06:02 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Michael. 

Take care, be safe and have an outstanding day.

Nov 08, 2021 10:10 AM
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

I have to say I have never been to In-N-Out. I shall have to try it next time I pass one. I wonder what the draw is?

Nov 08, 2021 02:55 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Michael Jacobs - My husband delivered to (and ate at) the original in Baldwin Park back in 1974. He delivered directly to the owner.  Snyder Foods was located right next door.  Back then, I don't think there were that many stores maybe 20-ish and they were all in SoCal.  

Nov 08, 2021 03:11 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Roy Kelley - I hope your blood work visit today brings good news when you have your upcoming physical.


Jane Peters - be prepared to wait. . .


Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - it seems I remember reading from your posts that Sedona has strict architectural guidelines in place for homes and businesses?  I didn't check their website to see if they have a presence in your area but do know they have expanded to Arizona.  

Nov 08, 2021 03:22 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

hello Michael never heard of In and OutPlus  not yet at any rate but the city is fighting to keep outdoor dining going to help the returaunts 

Nov 08, 2021 06:52 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I have an In and Out near my home.  I love 'em.  I think the secret to their success is the short simple menu that allows them to move orders out.  I remember once driving down the California valley.  I became really hungry about half way along my journey.  I pulled into an "In and Out."  I was a little discouraged when I saw two school busses in the parking lot, and a whole bunch of cars.  I worried that I wouldn't have a short wait.  But, almost like any other time I had been there, I as in and out in a few minutes.

Nov 08, 2021 09:45 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hannah Williams - I don't know if they have any expansion plans eastward.


Myrl Jeffcoat - it seems as if they have their strategy down to a science of some sorts.  The menu as well as the lines.  

Nov 09, 2021 06:01 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, with all the restaurants here in Denver, there is always a long line around and a very long wait!  No Thank you.

Nov 09, 2021 01:08 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Joan Cox - I think the competitive nature of the business only fuels the long lines.  

Nov 09, 2021 02:27 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Southern California boy here and miss the In and Out's.  Lines have come with popularity and Kudo's to the chain for maintaining that which got them there.  m

Nov 10, 2021 05:26 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

In-And-Out seems like a great restaurant to visit. It has survived for quite sometime. Thanks for sharing. I hope you enjoy your day.

Nov 10, 2021 09:49 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Funny but, I was going to comment that I wonder if they are like Chick-fil-a here - super long line but, a very short wait. Then I saw Myrl Jeffcoat's comment. Glad to hear it's not a long wait at all. 

And, no, I've never been to one but, were hoping with all of the CA restrictions these past 2 years, they would opt to move the center of their business to the East Coast!! I'm dying to see if their burgers live up to the hype...and I'm not a burger or a fast fook fan but, they have my curiosity piqued!

Nov 15, 2021 05:53 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Debe Maxwell, CRS - over the years, they have expanded outside California but it has always seemed to be a slow expansion.  Who among us really knows "what might happen next".  Even though Chick-Fil-A is in California and quite popular, I have yet to try them.   

Nov 15, 2021 06:02 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

When my granddaughter visit from where the do not have In-N-Out Burger, they always make sure to visit for an experience they love.

Nov 16, 2021 10:56 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

John Juarez - as odd as it may sound to some, I have heard stories that it's a must-visit "attraction" on the list of some who visit California communities with an In-And-Out.  

Nov 16, 2021 01:45 PM