How do I even know the names of these restaurants if I've never been to one? Odd, isn't it? A couple of these burger joints have commercials airing in Brooklyn, yet no location. The commercials tease and torment me! I love trying a new burger and the fact that I'd probably have to drive out of state to get it is crazy to me. As an arrogant native New Yorker, it's absolutely mind blowing that we don't have at least one of everything here. In -n- Out (above)
I've heard so many good things about In n Out, and the majority of the locations are about 3000 miles away from me. In n Out is based in California but word of mouth got its name over here. I long for the day that I can try a Double, Double Animal Style. YouTube has a bunch of videos of guys eating 20x20s and such. The fact that there are no locations in New York makes the hunt for In n Out that much greater!
Sonic Drive In
There are so many commercials for Sonic and yet there are none in my area. There aren't even any Sonics in the areas next to my area. It literally haunts my dreams! (Yes, I did have a dream about going to Sonic!) That's definitely a message right there that I should venture into the toxic waste land that is New Jersey just for some Sonic. There's also a novelty factor to eating at a drive-in. Something about a tray full of food hanging outside my window speaks to me.
Technically, Red Robin is a chain restuarant but I'd still love for a location near me. I've actually had Red Robin before, and from my memory it was delicious! I had the Chili Chili Cheeseburger. Upon visiting the website, I saw that they no longer carried this item anymore. It was a basic cheeseburger with chipotle mayo, diced red onion and homemade chili. In other words, it was a terrific foodgasm in my mouth! Again, no Red Robins in New York State. I had to go to Utah for my Chili Chili Cheeseburger.
Have you ever been to any of these burger places? Doesn't New York deserve some fine grub?!