Out of all of the things I enjoy about living in Los Angeles, In-N-Out Burger is definitely near the top of the list (and it’s becoming a pretty long list). I mean, who could resist their perfectly cooked fries smothered in grilled onions, melted cheese, and tangy spread, or their delicious, fresh burgers with all of the fixings? And don’t even get me started on their creamy Neapolitan milkshakes…
BRB, I am now drooling.
But really – In-N-Out is a Los Angeles/California fave and something I will truly never tire of. In-N-Out Burger was founded in Baldwin Park, California, just about 20 minutes outside of Los Angeles, in 1948 by Harry and Esther Snyder. The restaurant was the first drive-through hamburger stand in California, and visitors could simply pull “In-N-Out” to order a burger, fries, and cold drink. This was a unique concept at the time and something that not surprisingly gained popularity. To date, there are hundreds of In-N-Out Burgers open in California, and it truly is “quality you can taste.”
When I saw a friend post on Instagram about visiting the replica of the first ever In-N-Out just outside of Los Angeles, I knew this detour would make a unique addition to my blog. This replica In-N-Out is tiny – only about 100 square feet inside – and it closely resembles the first of its kind built way back to almost 70 years ago. It’s adorably decorated with classic red and white awnings, vintage soda bottles in the window sill, a vintage cigarette vending machine, and a display of their classic menu - but with prices that will sorta blow you away.
This replica is free to visit and open to the public Thursday through Sunday from 11:00am – 2:00pm. If you stop by at any other time, you’ll still be able to see the cute burger stand but a big metal fence will be in your way – so I’d recommend going when this spot is open to visitors. While you can peer inside of the burger stand and see what In-N-Out’s first kitchen looked like, don’t expect to order your burger and fries here. The replica doesn’t serve food, but lucky for you (and me!) there is an In-N-Out Burger just a 2 minute drive away. So, if you’re an LA local, the next time you’re craving their incredibly delicious animal style fries or that juicy double-double, head on over to Baldwin Park and stop by the replica before/after you dine. The best adventures are those that come with a delicious meal on the side, and I hereby give you permission to fully and completely #treatyoself (not that you ever need anybody's permission to indulge - it just felt fun to write that).
The replica of the first ever In-N-Out is located at 13766 Francisquito Ave., Baldwin Park, CA and from there you’ll see the “real” In-N-Out just beyond the freeway.
Enjoy, my friends!
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