In-N-Out Opens Pop-Up Store in Manila

September 11, 2018

For quite some time, there have been rumors about In-N-Out coming to Manila. It seems that the local crowd has been longing for this famed burger joint to enter the Philippines, as seen in this community page, which has been petitioning for them to put up a franchise here.

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And since nothing was really happening, there was more than enough reason to turn a blind eye on the rumors. Until yesterday. Because from 11 a.m.–3 p.m., In-N-Out catered to the salivating Filipino crowd via a pop-up store in Bonifacio High Street’s Clawdaddy.

While we weren’t able to sample the burgers ourselves, we were able to get a bit of feedback via Instagram and Twitter on how they tasted like, and if they were true to the ones in the States. While skimming through the photos, I was surprised to see that the secret menu items (Animal Style, Protein Style, etc) were displayed. But then again, it was probably necessary since the people behind this In-N-Out Manila pop-up store wanted its customers to sample the bestselling items (whether they were in the regular or secret menu).

Take a look at what we dug up via social media. Rumor has it, they’re opening here for good by the end of the year. For the meantime, you can recreate their Animal Fries through our recipe here. Patience is a virtue, indeed.

Were you able to taste the In-N-Out burger yesterday? What’s your verdict? Do you think it’s worth staying in Metro Manila? Tell us your beef in the comments section below.

Mikka Wee Mikka Wee

Mikka Wee is former editor of and was part of the team until she got whisked away to Singapore in 2016 where she worked in advertising and eventually found herself back in the food industry. She currently does marketing work for two popular Singaporean dessert brands and is a weekly columnist for The Philippine Daily Inquirer’s lifestyle brand, She has always been crazy about travel, food, and her dog Rocket.

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12 responses to “In-N-Out Opens Pop-Up Store in Manila”

  1. I was happy I didn’t get mugged on the way back to my car… where burgers are regularly consumed.

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  3. okey the photo by erwan posted isn’t as appealing as the in and out photos by my friends in the states. was it worth the long lines?

    • food_advocate says:

      Yeah, as soon as I saw the hamburger meat patty, it seems it looks different. As if they’re using patties like a lower grade or something. It doesn’t even look juicy? What’s up with that? No sauce? the lettuce is chunked and chopped? What the?

  4. I’d rather have a Shake Shack here in Manila than an In N’ Out. The best ang burgers nila sa New York! 🙂

  5. Serena says:

    How the heck is the Philippines getting an In-n-Out before New Jersey??!! Yes, I’m a little jealous.

  6. Elmer Shore says:

    Yeah! Finally, In-N-Out coming to PH. I will be glad to buy a franchise from them. Their burgers are just so good, “quality you can taste” that’s for sure. It was the last meal I ate when I moved from CA to PH.

  7. […] some say, better than the original version. With the success of the latter’s recent one day Pop-Up Store, there’s sure to be a lot of people ready and willing to test the veracity of […]

  8. Candid Cuisine says:

    Maybe you guys can try out the DoppelGanger of In-N-Out burger first? CaliBurger Philippines

  9. […] to aping the original’s Double-Doubles, be they the ones they’ve tried in the States or in that pop-up store with way too many people lined up last year at the Fort, I think that particular methodology is […]

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