Stacy Perman discusses her new book In-N-Out Burger: A Behind-The-Counter Look at the Fast-Food Chain That Breaks All the Rules, the inside story of the renegade, family-owned burger chain that evokes a passionate following unlike any other.
Stacy Perman, a journalist, is a former writer with Time magazine and Business 2.0. Her work has appeared in many publications including The Wall Street Journal, Inc. magazine, Los Angeles magazine, and Sports Illustrated Woman. She is the recipient of the Robert Bosch Foundation fellowship in Germany, a JAPUS Foundation fellowship in Japan, and a grant from UCLA's Center for International and Strategic Affairs.
Establishment where refreshments or meals are served to paying guests. Though inns and taverns served simple fare to travelers for centuries, the first modern restaurant where guests could order from a varied menu is thought to have belonged to A. Boulanger, a soup vendor who opened his business in Paris in 1765. The sign above his door advertised restoratives, or restaurants, referring to his soups and broths. By 1804 Paris had more than 500 restaurants, and France soon became internationally famous for its cuisine. Other European restaurants include the Italian trattorie, taverns featuring local specialties; the German Weinstuben, informal restaurants with a large wine selection; the Spanish tapas bars, which serve a wide variety of appetizers; and the public houses of England. Asian restaurants include the Japanese sushi bars and teahouses serving formal Kaiseki cuisine as well as the noodle shops of China. Most U.S. restaurant innovations have revolved around speed. The cafeteria originated in San Francisco during the 1849 gold rush; cafeterias feature self-service and offer a variety of foods displayed on counters. The U.S. also pioneered fast-food restaurants such as White Castle (founded 1921) and McDonald's (seeRay Kroc), usually operated as chains and offering limited menus.
I love "In-N-Out, Burgers" and am glad someone shined a light on this fast food chain that serves millions everyday. I wish they would open a few more restaurants in the Alameda County, Bay Area, because they actually only have "one" restaurant here for the Cities of Oakland, Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Orinda, Emeryville, Piedmont, Richmond, and it's located in Oakland near the Colosseum. As you can tell I know where they are, because I really like their food. Compared to Mc Donald's, Burger King, Carls Jr., Jack in the Box, Wendy's, and Arby's, In-N-Out burgers taste the most like real meat. I did a test, and tasted the beef patty ,alone, without anything else, of all the above restaurants, and only In-N-Out tasted like the beef I fried at home - the other fast food chains had no taste because all the flavor came from their sauce.
What, MTGRAY, might I ask comprises the "real world around us"? Could you be just a tad more vague? It may not interest you, but it is a fascinating human story to anyone who is familiar with the company.
FORA tv has a marvelous array of programming. Not all are going to interest either you or me.