Australia has a knockoff version of a beloved California burger chain -- here's what it's like

In n out Flickr/Laine TreesIn-N-Out’s iconic burger is attracting imitators across the globe

Australians are craving In-N-Out — and now, they’re taking matters into their own hands.

A pub in Sydney, called Sir John Young Hotel, has opened a burger pop-up called Down-N-Out that attempts to bring the wonder of the classic West Coast chain to Australia, reports Mashable.

Down-N-Out customers can order an homage to In-N-Out’s famous double-double burger, with the option of “tiger style” — a clear play on “animal style,” which adds mustard-cooked patties, pickles, grilled onions, and extra Thousand Island spread.

Looking at the burgers, there are a lot of similarities between the original and the homage.

Here’s what the Down-N-Out burger looks like:

 

 

For comparison, here are some photos of the original In-N-Out burger:



 However, there are a few differences, according to Mashable. For one, Down-N-Out actually serves up a larger burger than In-N-Out, due to the creators’ desire to serve up a more substantial meal. 

Here’s the heftier Down-N-Out:

And, In-N-Out:  

 Another difference is the fries. While In-N-Out has been criticised for serving up fries that don’t match the burger when it comes to quality, Mashable calls Down-N-Out’s fries excellent. 

Still, on the surface, they look pretty similar. Down-N-Out fries can be served “tiger-style.”

Meanwhile, In-N-Out serves up “animal style” fries.

Ultimately, Mashable says that Down-N-Out lacks some of the “magic” that makes In-N-Out unique. 

However, in a country where In-N-Out is out of reach, the ability to get a burger that recaptures even part of In-N-Out’s delicious recipe for success is a major victory. Since In-N-Out isn’t even willing to expand to the East Coast of the US, Down-N-Out is as close as most Australians will get to trying the burger — unless they’re willing to invest in a plane ticket to California. 

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