In-N-Out donates $25,000 to California Republican Party, under Trump. There's a boycott.

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/08/31/in-n-out-donates-25000-to-ca.html

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The ones I noticed all seemed like generic evangelical Christian stuff like John 3:16, not the “smite the gays” bits from Leviticus or anything.

Donating to the GOP while the party is actively promoting fascism is something else entirely.

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Happy they are not in my state. Saves me the trouble of not going.

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To be honest I wasn’t all that impressed when I finally got to try In-N-Out… it was meh.

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Just like Chik-Fil-A, the food there is really overrated.

There’s only one in my area and many locals seem to go batshit for it, regardless; it’ll be interesting to see how this boycott plays out around my way.

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Yes. I had my last double double, sadly, last week.

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When I lived in LA, I liked Tommy’s and Johnny Rockets. But now there are a ton of gourmet burgers restaurants all over the place. Not to mention old favorites like Apple Pan or east coast rivals Shake Shack. Boycotting In-N-Out should be easy with so many options.

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Chik-Fil-A does what it does pretty well, that said I won’t support their anti-gay bullshit with my money. And In-N-Out is trash, it’s basically 1990’s McDonalds, whoopee.

I’d rather pickup a couple Beyond burgers and grill em up at home anyway.

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The company that prints Bible references on it’s cups and bags also supports Trump? Consider me shocked.

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Especially the french fries. So lackluster.

To the crowd: Is Five Guys still politically okay? I think their food’s the bomb. And SO MANY tasty fries…and FREE PEANUTS!

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Uh… okay.

I haven’t had their food since I was like 17 and my taste buds didn’t know any better… but back then, their chicken sandwiches were soggy and salty. Somehow, I doubt they’ve improved over time.

There are no locations anywhere near me, so even if they weren’t run by bigots, I still wouldn’t be giving them my money.

But it’s still always fun to laugh at them:

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Goodness, I hope so. And Fatburger too.

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Make me.

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Annnnd the milkshakes. Ahhh the milkshakes…

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They cut the potato seconds before dropping it into the fryer, so the taste is very different from the french fries most people are accustomed to from other fast-food chains (which are mostly pre-seasoned and frozen long before arriving at the restaurant). Whether that makes them “better” or “worse” depends on personal taste. I liked them because they weren’t overly salty (salt is provided separately) but they definitely have to be eaten while still warm.

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I keep forgetting there’s a Nations Burger not too far from here. I gotta try them again.

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West Coast Burger Chains I can still eat at:

Fatburger
Dick’s
Tommy’s Original*

*survival not guaranteed

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This is what I like best about the chain, you can see your fries progress from potato to finished product while you stand there waiting.

Honestly, $30k doesn’t seem like very much money for a company their size. That’s like one Paul Manafort jacket.

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