In-N-Out Delivery Stunt Wraps Early

No double-doubles for you.

The silver lining of no frozen In-N-Out? Fresh Shakburgers like this one. Photograph by Scott Suchman

If you were hoping to place an order for frozen In-N-Out burgers today, they’re already sold out (too bad?). Delivery app OrderAhead, which is making its Washington debut with the promise to deliver double-doubles to DC and Arlington residents, says the microwaveable patties are already sold out as of 9:10 this morning. 

We were pretty skeptical about the quality of a reheated burger, especially with the disclaimer that “OrderAhead bears no liability for any damages caused by improper handling.”  Still, you have to give them props for the publicity stunt. In-N-Out makes one of the most craveable burgers out there—especially because we on the East Coast can’t have it—and any Washingtonian hoping for a taste of animal sauce had to download the app. 

We’re not left completely empty-handed: An $18 delivery credit was awarded to anyone who signed up for the promo, which can go toward around 100 restaurants in the area, including Shake Shack. We’re guessing a fresh Shackburger tastes better than a frozen double-double any day. 

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Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.