Here’s What the In-N-Out ‘Monkey Style’ Burger Looks Like [VIDEO]

In-N-Out enthusiasts, have you ever heard of a “Monkey Style” burger?

I’ve heard of Animal Style (mustard-cooked beef patty, pickles, extra spread and grilled onions) and Protein Style (lettuce-wrapped burger), but never Monkey Style.

The beauty of the West Coast burger chain’s simple menu is the different tiers of customization you can accomplish with a simple base of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, fries and drinks.

In-N-Out still claims they have no “secret menu,” although they’ve acknowledged a fair amount of their off-menu items through a page on their website. It wasn’t until a few days ago that I overheard a Twitter conversation about a style of burger I’d never heard of: Monkey Style.

Apparently, getting your burger “Monkey Style” involves topping your sandwich with Animal Style fries (french fries, cheese, grilled onions and spread). Our particular quest to In-N-Out was fruitful, but we’ve heard that many cashiers aren’t familiar with Monkey Style, or simply shy away from creating it due to its possible disruptive nature to the back of the house.

Feast your eyes on the Monkey Style burger:




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Elie is a product of Orange County, CA. In early 2012, his dentist diagnosed him with 8 different cavities, three of which on the same tooth, as a result of his 23-year Sour Patch Kid addiction.

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  • Nic

    Thank you for this Elie. But my girlfriend caught me watching it, and immediately said, “lets go to in-n-out right now!” So, breakfast of champions it is.

  • Kevin

    I’m thinking the head office my squash this when they get wind. A few years back, I tried ordering an in and out burger with fries on the burger, I was told it was corporate policy not to put fries on the burger. I emailed them through their site, here is the response I got:

    “Thank you for your e-mail. We recognize customers like
    you have made us the company we are today, and we sincerely value your
    comments and interest.

    In response to your inquiry, In-N-Out Burger® is firmly committed to
    maintaining the quality and presentation of the food we serve and as
    such, we are unable to place french fries in a burger.

    We are sorry for any disappointment and will share your comments with our management team.”

  • Justin Sloe

    that’s soft, try Dragon Style

  • Thai Nguyen

    Sorry to to disappoint guys, but I work at an INO and we are definitely not allowed to put fries on our burgers. What you heard from corporate, Kevin, is exactly what we’re taught. Besides it’s already a pretty hefty time investment to go to INO in the first place so imagine if 5 people in front of you ordered animal fries INSIDE their burger.

    On a side note, I’ve heard a ton of different names for “Animal Style” while taking orders. My favorite one is when this lady about 50 y/o asked for her burger “Doggy Style”

  • Debu Mata-Futotta

    Ehhh just doesn’t look too appetizing. Never was a huge fan of fries in a burger or burrito…

  • Nihilist

    it never fails. anyone we pick up at the lax or burbank airport from back east, the first place they want to hit is in and out…. best deal too…

  • Drea

    Please consider taking this video down. You’ve put all these employees jobs at risk by uploading this video. Not trying to be a debbie-downer, just realistic – people have gotten fired from their jobs for much less.

    • Steve Eitnier

      They clearly showed in the video when the box was handed out that the burgers were not served “monkey style.”

  • Nathan

    This is just not true..

    10:54am In-N-Out Burger

    for asking, Nathan. While we do prepare our burgers “Animal Style”
    upon request, we are unable to prepare burgers in the manner described
    in a recent article as “Monkey Style” (in fact, we don’t even offer
    anything called “Monkey Style”). Sorry for any confusion! Thanks
    again. Colene


    Absolutely disgusting “reporting” by about the false “Monkey-style” at In-N-Out Burger.⚡post-media-delivers-false-info-about-in-n-out-update/

    • Anonymous

      This is FoodBeast. Get used to it.

  • Christian Z.

    This looks like something you could do on your own (which is what was actually done in this video: people ordering INO items, then putting one inside the other but acting like INO did it) so even if this video was real I don’t see why it would be some great discovery to find if such a thing was actually made at INO. And a lot of these FoodBeast stories are along the lines of, “Look, one kind of food was put into another kind of food.”

  • aB

    in europe , it’s comon to have fries in the burger. very tasty. so i dont undesrtand why some ppl are surprised.

  • Jeff Ferguson

    Hey gang,

    So, my buddy is a big In N Out fan and was going to be in town in August, so I figured I’d have my assistant call some of the locations around me to see which offered this beast. Unfortunately, it looks like it’s not a “real” thing, at least for the restaurants:

    “I am very sorry, it seems they do not actually make that burger at all. I spoke to Jasmine at In-N-Out. She spoke to the VP of the chain, who confirmed that the burger was not made or allowed to be made in any of their restaurants, not even as a special request. I asked about the article and she was very familiar with it. She said the burger was made by someone on their own time and shared with the magazine without company permission. It was not sold or offered at any restaurant. Apparently, they have been getting a lot of requests for the burger or information about it. I pushed to see if there was any possibility of getting one, but it seems the company is very upset about the unauthorized leak to the press.”

    That said, you could probably order the parts and make it yourself, but I have a feeling it would be quite the mess (like it wouldn’t have been anyway, right?).

  • Alex Vaz
  • bingo

    the video itself shows that it doesn’t exist no further research needed. Though you can do as clearly shown in the video, order each separate then put them together.

  • John Martin

    There is no monkey style and no associate will shy away or is unaware of secrect menu items. I order a specific and off the menu burger every time and there is no hesitation or I dont know that attitude from the INO employees.

  • John Martin

    FOODBEAST quit misleading your followers with this hearsay. Totally false information

  • dreva

    Just order a burger and animal fries. Take some of the fries and put them on the burger yourselves. Big deal.