Published July 22, 2019
The popular West Coast burger chain In-N-Out said Monday it could not solve the mystery of a New York man who discovered one of its burgers sitting untouched on Queens street.
Denny Warnick, the company’s vice president of operations, said in a statement that he was “surprised” to hear about the double-double found early Saturday on Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica.
“Because our burgers are only cooked fresh to order in six states, it must have taken considerable planning for that burger to make the trip from the grill all the way to the Empire State,” Warnick said.
Santa Monica native Lincoln Boehm, 31, told The Post Sunday that he found the pristine, wrapped In-N-Out double-double and that the discovery “genuinely shook me to my core.”
Boehm wondered how the burger had gotten there and how it had remained looking “as if it had come off the grill five minutes ago.”
The fast food giant has locations in Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Texas and its home state of California — but its closest restaurant is at least 1,500 miles from the Big Apple.
Boehm’s theory is that “somebody incredibly wealthy who had a private jet … traveled with like 50 burgers and got here, and had a few extra left, and maybe, while driving to the airport was jokingly throwing them out of the car to people.”
Internet sleuths have also been hard at work trying to solve the case of mystery meat.
One person on Twitter suggested the abandoned burger was some kind of art installation. Another person said it could be a prop from a TV or film shoot.