I love burgers.Â You love burgers.Â Everyone loves burgers.Â One would think Dallas could never have too many burger places.Â But now that In-N-Out Burger plans to open several locations in the Metroplex, I’m starting to think we’re “over-burgered.”
Â I know, I know.Â Everyone who has been fortunate enough to travel to California and down an In-N-Out Burger nearly bursts with excitement at the thought of being able to get one right across the street.Â After all, they are beloved by a mixture of Hollywood stars.Â Jay Mohr, for example, was supposed to guest host The Jim Rome Show but ran late because the drive-thru at In-N-Out Burger was backed up.Â John Mayer, Hank Azaria, Ashley Tisdale, Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus have all twittered about it or been photographed by the paparazzi going through the drive through.Â And nowÂ Zagat’sÂ has named In-N-Out Burger the number two (behind Five Guys Burgers and Fries) burger in the country.
But I’m beginning to fear a severe beef shortage!Â A quick search of YellowPages.com produced 1,312 burger places just within the city limits of Dallas.Â And it’s not so much the fast food burgers that are filling space.Â The latest droves of “fast casual” burger chains is enough to make the head spin:
- Five Guys Burgers and Fries
- Mooyah Burgers and Fries
- Scotty P’s
- Red Robin
- Steak N Shake
And the smaller chains including as the Village Burger Bar, Twisted Root, Goff’s, Chip’s, Burgeusa Burger finish off the list.
I, of course, will withhold judgment of In-N-Out Burger until I try one.Â I did the same when Krystal Burger came to town.Â Not too exciting.Â Maybe it’sÂ my White Castle upbringing that scews my opinion.