In-n-Out Vs. Chick-Fil-A


Mariangela Montano and Fiona Brown

       “Fast food is popular because it’s convenient, it’s cheap, and it tastes good. But the real cost of eating fast food never appears on the menu.” – Eric Schlosser. 

            Chick-Fil-A and In-n-Out are some of the most popular fast food restaurants in California. You may realize that because most of the lines are 1hr +. They both share similar traits, both of the lines are unbelievably long, and they both share versions of sandwiches, Drinks, and Fries.  In- And-Out with classic, and Chick-fil-A with waffle fries.Some of the most liked foods at In-n-Out are, the In-n-out Hamburger (390 cal), Double meat (670 cal), 4×4 (1050 cal), and the french fries (370 cal). At Chick-Fil-A, some of the most ordered foods are the Chick-Fil-a nuggets (160-950 cal), the Original Chicken Sandwich (440 cal), Milkshakes (520 cal) , and the Lemonade (220 cal). 

           In-n-Out has burgers, fries, milkshakes, Ect. Their burgers are made with cow meat, Whereas  Chick-Fil-A has chicken sandwiches, fries, Mac-N- Cheese, Quesadillas, and many other things. Both share wide varieties of food. The closest In-n-Out is  near Panda Express and Dunkin at 26401 Bouquet Canyon Road. The nearest Chick-Fil-A is by the Westfield Mall at 24180 Magic Mountain Pkwy.

Chick-Fil-A started  in the 1940’s by its founder, S. Truett Cathy. He opened ‘The Dwarf House’ After using a recipe for a chicken sandwich, he used the recipe to open up a Chick-Fil-A two decades after. Most people don’t know that there was before Chick-Fil-A, ‘The Dwarf House’. The first one was opened  In Atlanta, 1976. It almost spread to all 50 states. The growing Brand was everywhere! With only Hawaii, Alaska, and Vermont left without one. Chick-Fil-A’s customers have skyrocketed and it will likely become the third most popular fast food within the next two years. One fun fact about Chick Fil A is that the ‘A’ has a meaning. It means ‘grade A food’. Another fun fact is that the first 100 customers at a new Chick-Fil-A restaurant get free Chick-Fil-A for a year. Chick-Fil-A is a very fast growing company. And, that is some background information, if you think Chick-Fil-A is superior. Also, Chick-Fil-A is #4 on the Global Top Brand List. 

If you believe that In-And-Out is better, here is some Background on them. In-n-Out was founded in 1948 in Baldwin Park, California by Harry Snyder, and Esther Snyder. There are 358 locations in the United States located in its home state of California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Texas, Oregon, and Colorado.  On October 22, 2021, In-n-Out will have its 73th. anniversary. Some fun facts about In-And-Out are, That the yellow arrow in the logo was not always there. “The iconic large yellow arrow on the logo first appeared in 1954, replacing t

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he original “No Delay”.” Says the article, “Mental Floss” Also In-And-Out is #15 on The Most Popular Brand List. Unfortunately, underneath Chick-Fil-A

           After hearing that information, here are some opinions from Rio Norte students on what they think is better. First, we have  Leila Barton, a 7th grader that likes In-n-Out better than Chick-Fil-A. She said, “It’s because the burgers are better.” Kailee Howard, an 8th grader said the sandwiches at Chick-Fil-A are better than burgers at In-n-Out.  Joseph/Joey Trimarchi, a 7th grader, said In-n-Out for burgers and Chick-Fil-A for fries, mixed opinions.  Layla Diaz, an 8th grader said In-n-Out is better because  it is cheaper and better than chicken nuggets and the other things at Chick-Fil-A.  William Stone,  a 7th grader said he likes Chick-Fil-A more because he likes their quesadillas.  Kaila Knafo, a 7th grader, said In-n-Out because she thinks the fries there are better. Shae Perico, a 7th grader and Doreen Yoon, a 7th grader prefers Chick-Fil-A because their chicken is tender and juicy and their fries are little squares and you could eat them all day. They also think In-n-Out is overrated.  Dasen Rogers, a 7th grader likes In-n-Out because it is fire and it is real meat. He said he prefers anything over Chick-Fil-A.  Lastly, Valarie Satterfield, a 7th grader said she likes Chick-Fil-A’s Chicken Sandwich and she prefers that over In-n-Out. 

           From all the people interviewed, the favorite out of  a chunk of Rio Norte, is Chick-Fil-A!  Even though both are delicious they both aren’t the most healthy.  Make sure to exercise and eat healthier things to keep a healthy body, if you are eating there regularly.(Not recommended.)  In conclusion, the most accurate answer from Rio, to Chick-Fil-A vs In-n-Out is, Chick-Fil-A! With the chicken sandwiches, and the lemonade, all of the food is amazing. So, What do you think? In-And-Out, or Chick-Fil-A.