Video: In-N-Out Burger is Delicious and Cheap

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Matthew celebrating his last day of school with an In-N-Out burger. A burger and fries was delicious and pretty cheap. But it could have been more if we ordered a bunch of extras. The message is that you are the one in control of how much it’s going to cost you. If you order a whole bunch of extras, it’ll cost you. If you get only what you want, it’s pretty cheap.

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Video Transcript:

Hi! Welcome back. This is Matthew from A in Finance.

My dad took me to In N Out to celebrate my last day of school. I love In N Out. They are the best. I got a cheeseburger, fully loaded with extra grilled onions. I don’t get raw onions because they have a sharp acidic flavor that I prefer on tacos. BTW, I always get extra grilled onions on my burgers. I love caramelized onions. They add a peppery flavor that just make everything taste so much better. The cheese adds nice saltiness, and the lettuce and tomatoes adds more freshness, crispness, and moistness. The sauce finishes it all. and you get the best burger ever. And I just learned about the whole grilled onion slice at In-N-Out–I’m going to try that next time.

My dad also got a single cheeseburger too. He usually gets a double-double, but he wasn’t that hungry. We also order some french fries to share. Anyways, the cashier rang it up and told us the total was $7.41.

I said to my dad, “Wow. $7.41. That’s pretty cheap.”

He said, “Yes it is. But it could be a lot more.”

I said, “How’s that?”

He said, “Well, we normally share fries between us. If we both got our own fries, then how much more would it be?”

I said, “Another $1.70.”

He said, “Right. And we didn’t get drinks. Do you know why we didn’t get drinks?”

I said, “We usually just get water.”

He said, “Yeah. We normally drink water because sodas aren’t that healthy, but sometimes when we eat out at restaurants, mom will get an iced tea or I’ll get a Diet Coke. Right?”

I said, “Yup. And sometimes me and Nat will get drinks, like at the Habit–another good burger place.”

He said, “Right…. So, why do you think we didn’t get drinks today?”

I said, “Ion’t know.”

He said, “Well, are we eating here or taking the food to go?

I said, “Oh yeah. We’re bringing the food home and we have drinks there, like mom’s seltzers.”

My dad said, “Yeah, that’s right. And better not drink them all or mom will get mad again. Ha ha.”

I said, “Yeah. Ha ha.”

My dad followed on, “So how much would the drinks be at In N Out?”

I looked on the menu and a medium drink was around $1.50, so I told him, “Three bucks for two drinks. Add that to the $1.70 for fries and it’s $4.70 more.”

He said, “What about tax? Tax is 9%, but just round up.”

After a few moments, I said, “So it’s around $5 more.”

He said, “And how much would the total bill be then?”

I said, “Oh yeah, $7.41 plus $5 is about $12.50. That’s a lot more.”

He said, “Yeah, it’s almost double. Drinks can really add up. That’s why when we were kids, we had a no drinks rule when we went out to eat. We just knew not to even ask for a soda. Pretty funny, huh?”

“Uh-huh,” I grunted.

He said, “You know, $12.50 is still pretty inexpensive. So I’m not saying don’t get a drink or anything. What I’m saying is that YOU actually determine how much things are going to cost you based on what you order. So you can eat for a lot or for a little. It’s really up to you. Anyways, you’ll appreciate this more when you’re a poor college student.”

I said, “OK. Thanks Dad. Now stop eating all of the fries.”

Next time I’m getting my own fries.

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