gino’s burgers & chicken – gino’s giant

A couple of my coworkers are from the Philadelphia area. They told me about this place called Gino’s that used to be around when they were growing up. Gino’s was around from the 60’s to the early 80’s when the franchise was merged with Roy Rogers. Recently, the local fast food chain has made come back in the area, with a handful of locations in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. We stopped into the King of Prussia location earlier this week, where I got to try the classic Gino’s Giant.

The Gino’s Giant is very similar to a Big Mac. It’s their signature burger made with two (looks like) 1/4 lb. beef patties, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, special sauce, and the third, intermediate piece of bread separating the patties. It’s also served on a sesame seed bun.

I don’t remember the last time I had fast food, but this definitely brought back memories of stuffing my face into McDonald’s and Burger King burgers. That’s a good thing of course. I liked it, though I think it could have used a bit more sauce or cheese that’s melted more, as it was a smidge dry.

Gino’s Burgers & Chicken
611 W Dekalb Pike
King of Prussia, PA 19406

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From the moment I knew I was going out west, it was a mission to go to In-N-Out. I was glad to know that they had locations in Vegas.

I studied In-N-Out’s secret menu prior to my visit, knowing exactly what I wanted to get…

animal style fries

What’s animal style? Topped with cheese, grilled onions, and In-N-Out spread.

double double, animal style

I ordered a double double, animal style along with the fries. This was the most beautiful, well put together fast food burger I’ve ever had, not to mention the tastiest. I also used to take pickles off burgers as a kid, but I left them on here. Everything was just great together. Another reason this is the best fast food burger I’ve ever had? They toast the buns! The toasted buns added an extra texture and held up nicely with the fillings.

Of course, it’s still fast food which I pretty much sworn off on now, unless I’m desperate. But if I’m out west, I might give in to In-N-Out every time I have the opportunity…

In-N-Out (multiple locations)
4888 Dean Martin Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89103

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