There are 27 Michelin-starred restaurants in Los Angeles, according to TimeOut, but when the late, renowned chef Anthony Bourdain visited the city, one of the very first things he did was buy a double-double from In-N-Out.
The West Coast of the United States reveres In-N-Out to the point of cult status. When traveling up Interstate 5, stopping there is practically required.
Another accomplishment of In-N-Out is popularizing the idea of a restaurant's "hidden menu." The most well-known item is their cheese-topped animal-style fries.
The monkey-style burger, meanwhile, is another top-secret menu item that some people have been whispering secretly about.
The monkey-style burger is not a genuine thing, at least not in the sense that In-N-Out has authorized it to be. You can, however, make it a reality.
The "monkey-style" burger, which is just a standard burger with animal-style fries on top, is where the legend all started over ten years ago, according to a food blogger who claimed to have ordered one in a video that was released online.
According to the Los Angeles Times, this prompted In-N-Out Vice President Carl Van Fleet to issue a statement claiming that "there is no such thing" as the monkey-style burger and that the business was "unable" to make burgers that manner.
Even though a monkey-style burger isn't on the menu, it's not like making one is difficult. You only need to order an animal-style burger and fries to accomplish it.
After that, combine them. The monkey-style burger appears to be a real thing after all, provided you make it so, as you can make one easily.