The day that In-N-Out burger opened in Tucson, Californians and Phoenicians across town rejoiced. Others were understandably puzzled by the hours-long wait that the crazed fans of In-N-Out were willing to brave. Not everyone gets the whole In-N-Out phenomenon. But Donny in The Big Lebowski
gets it, so it can't be too hard to figure out. The burgers are just ... really good. You've got to try them to believe it. Contrary to the typical fast-food model, the ingredients are fresh, and the employees are relatively well paid. But, don't go to In-N-Out just to get a superior feeling about eating a step up from all the other burger places. Go for a double-double. Animal style.
2. Fuddruckers, 6118 E. Speedway Blvd., 790-4018, www.fuddruckers.com
3. Shari's Drive-In, 2650 N. First Ave., 623-5385
Sign of the impending apocalypse: Whataburger, seven votes