Fast Food

Australia opens fake In-N-Out burger pop-up

Does Down-N-Out trump America's In-N-Out burger?

Does Down-N-Out trump America's In-N-Out burger?

The craze around California’s famous In-N-Out Burger has reached fast food fanatics Down Under. 

Hashtag Burgers, an experiential food company that sets up various pop-up restaurants focused on fast food, have drawn their latest inspiration from the American chain restaurant. 

On June 7, the team opened Down-N-Out Burger at the Sir John Young Hotel in the downtown Sydney.

The pop-up eatery will be open up for a month and offer food similar to In-N-Out style favorites. 

Instead of the popular “animal style” burger, the Sydney restaurant will have a "tiger style" which  includes mustard-cooked patties, pickles, grilled onions, and extra Thousand Island spread, reports Mashable. Other additions not available stateside include a bacon add-on, and vegetarians can get it on the burger action with a soy-based "fake meat" patty. In-N-Out is known for its straightforward menu with relatively limited options. 

The Sydney pop-up is also trying to one-up the California-based chain with slightly beefier burger patties and fluffier, crispier fries. 

Despite many similarities like the lettuce-wrapped protein burgers, Down-N-Out isn't as cheap as the American original. A double-double with fries meal in the U.S. will set you back about $6.60. In Australia, the beefed up version is literally double-double, coming in around $13.