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In-N-Out Secret Menu Guide 2024

Here is a complete list of In-N-Out secret menu items. There are very few menu items at In-N-Out but for what they lack in menu options they make up for with an abundance of the best secret menu items and hacks.

This list was curated from my life long love of eating In-N-Out and from speaking to countless other aficionados, insiders and employees at In-N-Out. It’s amazing that I still find new things to add to this list even though the menu rarely changes.

Check out our In-N-Out Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more.

In-N-Out Secret Menu

In-N-Out Secret Menu Items

Secret Menu Burgers & Hacks

Double Meat

2 100% American beef patties, hand-leafed lettuce, tomato, spread, with or without onions, and stacked between a sliced baked bun.

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3×3 aka Triple Triple

Pronounced as ‘three by three’ this burger includes three 100% American beef patties, hand-leafed lettuce, tomato, spread, three slices of American cheese, with or without onions, stacked high on a freshly baked bun.

4×4 aka Quad Quad

Pronounced as ‘four by four’ this burger includes four 100% American beef patties, hand-leafed lettuce, tomato, spread, four slices of American cheese, with or without onions, stacked high on a freshly baked bun. If you’re hoping for a 6×6 or even 100×100 you’re out of luck. In-N-Out put a max of 4×4 on their burgers after receiving (agreeing to) a few requests for 100x100s.

Protein Style aka Lettuce Wrap or Tomato Wrap

Your favorite burger wrapped in hand-leafed lettuce instead of a bun or get a tomato-wrapped burger instead of using lettuce or a bun.

Animal Style Burger

Burger of your choice with hand-leafed lettuce, tomato, a mustard cooked beef patty (a squirt of mustard is added to the patty and cooked); add pickle, extra spread, with grilled onions. Did you know? The name “Animal Style” originates from a group of rowdy teenagers, known as animals to the employees, who first began ordering the burger after watching a manager prepare it for himself.

Monkey Style Burger aka Gorilla Style

This burger is a myth that originated from an internet hoax. However, it can still be a DIY hack by ordering a burger and animal style fries (see below) and adding the fries to the middle of the burger.

Mustard Grilled Patty

This is a slimmed down version on Animal Style with your favorite burger with a squirt of mustard added to the patty and cooked on the grill.

Flying Dutchman

A Flying Dutchman is a legendary ghost ship which was said to never be able to make port, doomed to sail the oceans forever. At In-N-Out, it’s two beef patties sandwiched around two slices of American cheese. That’s it but you can ask for extra toppings if you desire. Legend has it In-N-Out’s version came from their Dutch founder Harry Snyder, who loved eating this “burger.”

Onion Wrapped Flying Dutchman

The onion-wrapped Flying Dutchman burger adds to this sandwich by taking the top and bottom of the burger and covering it in crispy grilled onions. This is a custom order so it may take extra time to make or you can simply order a Flying Dutchman with two sides of whole grilled onions and wrap it yourself.

Scooby Snack

Scooby-Doo! loved Scooby Snacks and many items have been named after these dog treats since. Including graham crackers, cocktails and even an In-N-Out menu item. This secret menu item is just one beef burger patty, that’s it.

Pup Patty

Think of this as a Scooby Snack without salt which as the name implies is a salt-less beef patty for your dog. Humans can eat it too.

Veggie Burger aka Wish Burger

This “burger” is a misnomer as it doesn’t contain a burger. Instead it consists of a toasted bun with In-N-Out spread, lettuce, tomato, and fresh onion. To make it vegan, remove the spread and add ketchup and mustard. To make it spicy add whole or chopped yellow chilis (hint: not listed on the menu). A grilled cheeseburger (see below) is another vegetarian option. Wish Burger is an older term that In-N-Out no longer uses. Vegetarian, Vegans and the like can request that their food is grilled on the onion grilling side of the grill, separate from the meat grill side.

Medium Rare & Well-Done

Unlike many fast food burger restaurants In-N-Out allows you to order any burger as medium rate or well-done.

Extra Salt or No Salt

This super simple menu hack just adds extra salt to the burger patty and alternatively you can request no salt burgers.

Fly-Away Burger

In-N-Out will wrap your burger (and condiments) in separate packages so you can reheat and assemble when you reach your destination.


Onions for any burger can be ordered as fresh sliced (default), raw chopped, grilled chopped, and whole grilled onions.


Only animal style offers pickles on your burger but they’ll gladly add pickles to your burger upon request.

Double Toasted or Non-Toasted Bun

Ask for your buns to be double toasted for more crisp, lightly toasted or no toast for a spongy texture.

Cold Cheese

Everybody has different tastes and if you don’t want melted cheese in your burger, you can order cold cheese.

Extra Everything

For no extra charge you can ask for extra tomatoes, extra lettuce, extra onion, extra spread (comes in packs!), extra pickles, extra onions, extra chilis. This can be on the hamburger or on the side.

Burger Condiments

These condiments are NOT standard on In-N-Out’s burger but customers can customize their orders by adding these condiments. The condiments can also be ordered as Very light, Light, Regular, Extra, or 2x Extra.

  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Fried Mustard
  • Pickles
  • Chilies

Contrary to what some may expect, a classic In-N-Out burger does not contain ketchup and mustard by default. However, you can personalize your order by requesting a hamburger with onions, mustard, and ketchup, with or without the special spread.

Uneven Quantity of Meat & Cheese

Order any combination of meat and cheese up to four of each.

Cut In Half & Cut in Quarters

Whether for two kids or just looking to cut down on calories In-N-Out will cut any burger in half. If you would like even smaller portions In-N-Out will cut it in quarters as well.

Reheating In-N-Out Burger

Here some of the best ways to reheat an In-N-Out burger and fries including a hack for ordering your burger if you plan to reheat later.

Secret Menu Fries & Hacks

Animal Style Fries

If an animal style burger sounds good you’ll love animal style fries. Animal style includes the normal fries except they are covered in cheese, their special spread, and grilled onions. You can also ask for a second paper dish, flip them upside down for “Upside Down” Animal Style Fries.

Roadkill Fries

Not surprisingly with a name like roadkill fries not all In-N-Outs recognize this secret menu item. These fries are animal style fries plus hamburger crumbled on top. If the location is unfamiliar with this item simply order animal fries and a Scooby Snack (solo hamburger patty) and self-crumble the meat on top.

Well-Done Fries (or Fries Light)

Fries well-done are extra crispy fries and fries light are a little more done than regular fries, but not as crispy or greasy as the well-done fries. There are seven ways to order In-N-Out fries: Regular, Slightly Light, Regular Light, Very Light, Light Well Done, Well Done and Extra Well Done.

Cheesy Fries

You can also order melted American cheese on your fries. Up to 6 slices.

Well-Done Cheesy Fries

The next obvious menu modification here is to order your fries well done (or light) and cheesy.

Lemon Pepper

This is DIY hack but simply ask for lemon and pepper on the side if you’re at the drive-thru or grab the condiments yourself while inside and add to your fries.

French Fry Condiments

Customers can customize their fries with any of these condiments. The condiments can also be ordered as Very light, Light, Regular, Extra, or 2x Extra.

  • In-N-Out Spread
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Pickles
  • Chilies
  • Cheese Slices (up to 6 slices)
  • Grilled Onion
  • Whole Grilled Onion
  • Raw Onion
  • Raw Chopped Onion

Miscellaneous Secret Menu Items & Hacks

Grilled Cheese

Two slices of melted American cheese, hand-leafed lettuce, tomato, spread, with or without onions on a freshly baked bun.

Side Salad

The “side salad” is Double Double wrapper full of lettuce and a tomato along with their special spread as dressing.


You can add a side, whole or chopped yellow Cascabella chili peppers to anything including on top of or grilled into your burger, or on your fries.

Whole Grilled Onion

 An entire slice of raw onion grilled on both sides as your burger cooks. The whole grilled onion will be the last ingredient added to the burger, as it comes off the grill. This takes about 9 minutes or about double the time for a regular burger to cook.

Neapolitan Shake

At In-N-Out you can order a traditional chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry shake. Can’t decide? You don’t have to, alternatively you can order a Neapolitan shake which swirls all three flavors together.

Black & White Shake

This is a vanilla and chocolate shake.

Large or Extra Large Shake or Split Shake

You can order a large shake in a medium cup or ask for a split shake for two kids to share. There is no smaller size than a regular shake.

Root Beer Float or Any Soda Float

If you ask for a Root Beer float you’ll get a vanilla shake mixed with root beer. They’ll also happily add any soda to your float.

Monkey Style Milkshake

Simply order fries and vanilla shake and dip your fries in the shake for a tasty combination of saltiness and sweetness.

Arnold Palmer aka Tea Ade

This is DIY menu hack but combine In-N-Out’s famous pink lemonade (60%) and homemade iced tea (40%) to create an Arnold Palmer.

Lemon UP

Another DIY menu modification, a Lemon Up is a mix of their homemade pink lemonade (80%) and 7 Up (20%) to add the carbonization to it.

Mocha Cafe au Lait

Ask for half coffee and half hot cocoa for a Mocha Cafe au Lait.

Homemade In-N-Out Spread

Whether you’re aiming to recreate In-N-Out Double Cheeseburgers or Animal Style Fries, or you’re simply looking to elevate your burger and sandwich game, try making your own copycat In-N-Out sauce at home.

What’s Not On The Menu Or Secret Menu?

In-N-Out also does not have many of these commonly requested items on either the menu or secretly.

Rare & Medium Rare Burgers: In-N-Out will not serve medium-rare or less burgers. In California fast food restaurants cannot serve raw or undercooked meats thus no fast food restaurant is allowed to as well. Since In-N-Out is all about consistency this policy remains in-tact even in states where they could serve less than medium burgers.

The Four Essentials of In-N-Out Burger: There 4 essentials of cooking medium In N Out Burgers. Cook times vary for burgers with cheese, well done, etc.

  • The buns are placed on a Teflon sheet to the left of the grill for at least one minute before the burger is grilled
  • Once grilling, the cook salts the burger as evenly as possible.
  • The burger is turned at one minute fifteen seconds
  • The burger is pulled from the grill at four minutes and 30 seconds.

Food Not Served Not Served/Not Available: Chicken sandwiches, chicken burgers or any type of chicken, pork, turkey or fish, roast beef, corn dogs, hot dogs, onion rings, nuggets, tacos, halal meat, veggie burgers, chili fries, soup, pasta, eggs, pancakes, peanuts, donuts, yogurt, and sushi (yes people have actually asked).

Condiments/Toppings Not Served/Not Available: Ranch dressing, barbecue sauce, hot sauce, bacon, chili meat, mushrooms, avocado, mayonnaise, nutella, peanut butter.

Drinks Not Served/Not Available: Oreo shakes, bottled water, beer, wine, alcohol, light pink lemonade, iced coffee, hot tea, energy drinks, apple juice (or any juice drink), smoothies, Topo Chico, Diet Dr Pepper, Coke Zero, Pepsi, Fanta, Mountain Dew, Hi-C, Sprite or Pepsi.

Other (not available): Kids menu, kids burger (burgers can be ordered plain). Plain or dry means all toppings (except cheese, meat, and bun) are removed from the burger.

Sweet Tea is available in some Texas locations but not available in most other locations. Sugar, Splenda or Sweet and Low can be added to any unsweetened tea.

The only add-ons that cost more are extra meat and extra cheese. That also means an animal fry or cheese fry will be more expensive than a regular fry.

In-N-Out calls it “spread”, not Thousand Island, sauce, special sauce, homestyle sauce, secret sauce, In-N-Out sauce, burger sauce, fry sauce, mayonnaise, etc.

In-N-Out calls it “animal style”, not buffalo style, American style, jungle style, extra style, animalized, etc.

In-N-Out calls them “chili’s”, not jalapenos, banana peppers, yellow peppers, sport peppers, pepperoncinis, habanero peppers, etc. They can be called Cascabella peppers since that is what they are.

There is only one size of fries.

More About In-N-Out

In-N-Outs Special Sauce

In-N-Out doesn’t list the ingredients for its spread but many internet sleuths and food aficionado’s believe it’s a combination of Thousand Island-style sauce made from ketchup, mayonnaise, and sweet pickle relish.

In-N-Out Burger Cook Times

Medium In-N-Out burgers with cheese are cooked for 1:15 on one side and 4:30 on the other side. A Medium burger without cheese is cooked for 3:30 instead of 4:30 on the second side. A mustard fried burger, which includes Animal style, can take longer to cook. This could be a good hack towards getting a slightly below medium burger assuming the cook is not savvy enough to account for the cook time.

Bible References on Cups and Wrappers

The soda cups cite John 3:16, the milkshake cups bear mention to Proverbs 3:5, and the water cups were stamped with John 14:6 but that has been discontinued. Even the burger wrappers and the French fry trays reference a verse in an inconspicuous spot.

To Go, For Here or Eating In Your Car?

To go comes in a bag and for here or in your car comes in a box with an optional lid.

In-N-Out Owner

In-N-Out Burger has been a privately owned family business since its inception. Lynsi Snyder is the company’s billionaire owner and grand-daughter of the founders.

In-N-Out Franchise Opportunities

None of the units are franchised! In-N-Out has never announced plans to pursue franchises or a public offering.

Burger Trailers aka Cookout Trucks & Catering

In-N-Out Cookout Trucks will come to you for any event. The trucks serve potato chips instead of fries due to the difficulties over having a fryer in a moving truck. However, In-N-Out does have one cookout truck with a fryer but you’ll have to reserve a decade in advance! In-N-Out does not offer catering other than the burger trucks.

The Esther Snyder Cookout Truck is also available for rent which is the only way to order mini Double-Doubles, mini burgers, and even mini fries.

In-N-Out Hours

Most In-N-Out locations are open 10:30 AM to 1 AM Sunday through Thursday and open until 1:30 AM on Friday and Saturday. However, In-N-Out strives to open thirty minutes early each day. This is not guaranteed and In-N-Out has this buffer in place in case something goes wrong like the grill does not work. Always check with specific locations on store hours.

In-N-Out Menu Changes

In-N-Out rarely changes the menu. The last change was in 2018 when they added hot cocoa and 15 years before that they added lemonade.

Check out our In-N-Out Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more.

Orange County In-N-Out Locations

600 S. Brookhurst St.
91 or 5 Fwys. to Brookhurst St. S.

Anaheim Hills
5646 E. La Palma Ave.
91 Fwy. to Imperial Hwy. N.; left on La Palma Ave.

1130 E. Imperial Hwy.
Brea, CA 92821

Buena Park
7926 Valley View St.
91 Fwy. to Valley View St. S.

Costa Mesa
594 W. 19th St.
55 Fwy. ending; right on 19th St.

Costa Mesa
3211 Harbor Blvd.
405 Fwy. to Harbor Blvd. S.

Foothill Ranch
26482 Towne Centre Dr.
Towne Centre Dr. at Alton Pkwy.

1180 S. Harbor Blvd.
91 Fwy. to Harbor Blvd. N.

Garden Grove
9032 Trask Ave.
22 Fwy. W. to Magnolia Ave.; left on Trask Ave. 22 Fwy. E. to Magnolia Ave. N.

Huntington Beach
18062 Beach Blvd.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Beach Blvd. at Talbert Ave.

Huntington Beach
7902 Edinger Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

4115 Campus Dr.
405 Fwy. to Jamboree Rd. S.; left on Campus Dr.

La Habra
2030 E. Lambert Rd.
57 Fwy. to Lambert Rd.; 2.4 miles W.

La Habra
1761 W. Whittier Blvd
La Habra, CA 90631

Laguna Hills
24001 Avenida de la Carlota
5 Fwy. to El Toro Rd. S.

Laguna Niguel
27380 La Paz Rd. La Paz Rd. at Avila Rd.

Laguna Niguel
28782 Camino Capistrano
5 Fwy. to Avery Pkwy. W.; left on Camino Capistrano

3501 E. Chapman Ave.
55 Fwy. to Chapman Ave. E.

2585 N. Tustin Ave.
55 Fwy. to Lincoln Ave.; left on Tustin Ave.

Orange Outlets * Coming Soon
3520 The City Way E, Orange, CA 92868

825 W. Chapman Ave.
57 Fwy. to Nutwood / Chapman Ave. E.

Rancho Mission Viejo
30655 Gateway Pl
Rancho Mission Viejo, CA 92694

Rancho Santa Margarita
30121 Santa Margarita Pkwy
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

San Clemente
Pico Plaza In-N-Out
115 Via Pico Plaza
San Clemente, CA 92672

San Juan Capistrano
31791 Del Obispo Street
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

San Juan Capistrano *Coming Soon!
28782 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Santa Ana
3361 S. Bristol St.
55 Fwy. to MacArthur Blvd. W.
405 Fwy. to Bristol St. N.

Santa Ana
815 N. Bristol St.
5 Fwy. to 17th St. W.; left on Bristol St.

Santa Ana
1809 N. Tustin Ave.
Santa, Ana CA 92705

Seal Beach
12365 Seal Beach Blvd.
405 Fwy. to Seal Beach Blvd. N.; left on Rossmoor Center Way

12975 Beach Blvd.
Stanton, CA 90680

3020 El Camino Real
5 Fwy. to Jamboree Rd. N.; left on El Camino Real

2895 Park Ave.
Jamboree at Barranca in The District

6292 Westminster Blvd.
405 Fwy. to Westminster Blvd. E.

Yorba Linda
18181 Imperial Hwy.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Orange County Cities without an In-N-Out: Aliso Viejo, Cypress, Fountain Valley, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Villa Park.

Find full list of In-N-Out Locations here. Locations are located throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, Texas and Utah.

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Monique McArthur
Monique McArthur is a mother of two, writer, and creator of delicious recipes. In her spare time she enjoys exploring all that Orange County has to offer, traveling, shopping, running with her dogs and spending time with family.