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In-N-Out's Off-Menu Monkey Style Burger Sadly A Myth [UPDATED]
What could get Southern Californians more riled up than the possibility of a cronut knockoff? The rumor of a new off-menu item at In-N-Out, of course. The folks over at Food Beast discovered something called the Monkey Style burger at their local drive through. And now everyone, including us, wants a taste.
Getting your burger “Monkey Style” involves stuffing your sammie with Animal Style fries (french fries, cheese, grilled onions and spread). It plays on the oh-so-American idea of stuffing potato chips and fries on sandwiches, and sounds both nauseating and delicious at the same time.
In-N-Out fans have become fiends for the chain's off-menu items, so much so that one group even created a music video based on the popular Animal Style burgs. There are plenty of other unique ways to turn their simple menu into a more diverse feast. Some of our faves include the grilled cheese, root beer float, Neapolitan shakes, and adding chopped chilies to the bottom of the patty.
But this monkey business isn't as easy to get as it's animal-style counterpart. Says Food Beast:
Our particular quest to In-N-Out was fruitful, but we’ve heard that many cashiers aren’t familiar with Monkey Style, or simply shy away from creating it due to its possible disruptive nature to the back of the house.
We've been hearing similar complaints on Twitter, too.
UPDATE, JULY 2, 12:28 P.M.: We just received a response from Carl Van Fleet, Vice President of Planning and Development at In-N-Out Burger, stating that "There is no such thing. It seems to be a story that originated somewhere in cyberspace. For a variety of reasons, we're unable to prepare burgers in the manner that a few websites have described as "Monkey Style."
It's a bit of a bummer, but on a day like today we probably should be sticking to paletas and gazpacho anyhow.