Turns out, the In-N-Out "monkey-style" burger doesn't officially exist. We know, this could potentially be the biggest food conspiracy/upset of the century. But since when did a college kid, loyal In-N-Out fan or pregnant woman need an official stamp on a crazy food combination to make it happen?
It was supposed to be a burger with an order of so-called animal-style fries, otherwise known as fries topped with grilled onions, spread and cheese, inside the burger. A massive, cheesy, potatoey, meaty monumental In-N-Out creation.
But In-N-Out says it's just a myth.
"There is no such thing," Carl Van Fleet, a vice president at In-N-Out Burger, said in a statement. "It seems to be a story that originated somewhere in cyberspace. For a variety of reasons, we're unable to prepare burgers in the manner that a few websites have described as 'monkey style.' "
It all started last week after talk of a mysterious "monkey-style" burger on Twitter momentarily shifted cronut craze into burger craze. FoodBeast blogger Elie Ayrouth posted a video of himself ordering, then eating the "monkey-style" creation and sent people running to In-N-Out to get their hands on their own. The problem? See above ("there is no such thing").
"After trying to order Monkey Style from In-N-Out from diff locations, multiple friends & I conclude that it doesn't exist. Any successes?" tweeted Kristie Kang.
"They don't do monkey style burgers at In-N-Out #disappointed," tweeted Jason Yip.
Even if Ayrouth's video was just a hoax, he still did us a huge favor. There's nothing stopping anyone from going to In-N-Out, ordering a burger and animal-style fries and mixing the two together. You can even get two orders of the fries and shove them into a burger and add pickles while you're at it.
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The possibilities are still endless.