Fast-Food Frenzy: In-N-Out Pop-Up Stand in Singapore Sells Out in Five Minutes

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How’s this for fast food? In Singapore, 300 In-N-Out burgers were completely sold out in under five minutes. That’s less time than it takes to eat one!

O.K., so people didn’t thank God or even weep openly at this onetime event, but about 300 people were probably crying inside when they walked away hungry and burgerless on Tuesday. In what was held as a promotional event, In-N-Out Burger set up shop in Singapore for just one day. Though it was originally scheduled to stay open for four hours, all the 300 (limited) wristbands ensuring your way to a double-double with animal-style fries were given away before the stand even opened.

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The family-owned California burger chain, which insists on using fresh products, has been popping up in some unusual parts of the world in the past year or so: first in Shanghai, then in Sydney and Hong Kong. The one in Australia sold out in a mere 23 minutes.

The company has emphasized the fact that it has no plans to take the chain overseas. Which is why so many embark on pilgrimage-like journeys to the burger joint’s branches in California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and Texas.

Erica Ho is a contributor at TIME and the editor of Map Happy. Find her on Twitter at @ericamho and Google+. You can also continue the discussion on TIME’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.

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13 comments
Ronman
Ronman

That is the most disgusting thing I have ever seen.

Jon Gibson
Jon Gibson

That sandwich is all that is wrong with the United States.

Timfrk
Timfrk

like Manuel answered I am blown away that a mom able to make $6836 in four weeks on the internet. have you look this(Click on menu Home)

Fabian Mok
Fabian Mok

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but about 300 people were probably crying inside when they walked away hungry and burgerless on Tuesday.". 

LOL!!never thought i will see the day that people will cry over burgers

Lia Mahkara
Lia Mahkara

Eh, you say this because you've never lived overseas.  After a point, you miss the craziest things.  Like your favorite fast food, or candy, or snack.  Remember that this is Singapore  - there aren't legions of burger joints. (Although definitely more than a few McDonalds - those things are everywhere.)  But I could see more than a few expats/returning Singaporians being very excited to be able to grab a favorite comfort food that was only available for one day.

Gloria Lin
Gloria Lin

 Hmm? I think Singapore has enough burger joints for now.

Fabian Mok
Fabian Mok

chill.what i gave was an opinion. besides, how would you know i never lived overseas?thats being judgemental.read it carefully, it says available for one day.so theres no sentimental act in this. and singapore does have legions of burger joint.i know, becos i work there.

DwDunphy
DwDunphy

 Those intestinal parasites do get cranky when they can't get their fix of pink slime, though.

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