The Best & Worst Menu Items at In-N-Out Burger, According to a Dietitian

Best: Protein Style Cheeseburger

This core menu item is the regular cheeseburger (1 all-beef patty and 1 slice American Cheese) wrapped in lettuce rather than on a bun.

Best: Protein Style Hamburger with Ketchup and Mustard (No Spread)

This is the best option if you're managing your calories and want to eat a fast-food burger. Even ordering two protein style burgers would be better than many of the other menu items at In-N-Out.

Best: Hamburger with Ketchup and Mustard (No Spread)

This menu item is a great option because it has a modest number of calories, is relatively low in saturated fat and provides 16 grams fiber. The sodium is high but is lower than many other main items on the menu.

Best: Double-Double Protein Style with Ketchup and Mustard (No Spread)

This burger has two patties, two slices of cheese, and lettuce in place of a bun. The sodium is high, but the calories, carbs, and protein are all appropriate amounts.

Worst: 4×4 ('Quad Quad') Animal-Style

Also called the Quad Quad, this not-so-secret menu option is as its name suggests: four all-beef patties, four slices of American cheese, and all the standard condiments on a fresh-baked bun. Think of it as a double Double-Double.

Worst: Double-Double with Spread

Also called the Quad Quad, this not-so-secret menu option is as its name suggests: four all-beef patties, four slices of American cheese, and all the standard condiments on a fresh-baked bun. Think of it as a double Double-Double.

3×3 ('Triple Triple') with Spread

This is an option on the not-so-secret menu that includes three beef patties and three slices of American cheese on a bun with all the standard condiments.

Worst: Cheeseburger with Spread

This burger is considered the best of the worst. It has moderate calories and saturated fat but sodium is quite high. Tweak this choice by skipping the spread and have ketchup and mustard and you'll shave some calories and sodium.

Best: French Fries

The French fries on In-N-Out's menu are better than those from many other chains. They use 100% sunflower oil, which is a highly unsaturated fat.

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