Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Consciencious Living

I am convinced that In-and-Out Burger is to McDonald's what Target is to Wal-Mart. It feels so much better to buy goods from the former, but the difference, in reality, is quite minimal.

But please God, don't ask me to give up In-and-Out and Target!

6 comments:

Eric Wakeling said...

How dare you compare In N Out to Target or McDonalds? That is the most "controversial" thing this blog has ever said. I'm telling DA Carson.

Ryan Lee Sharp said...

Ha! I laugh out loud.

josh said...

agreed. i was just in target and was looking for some jogging pants while anna bought a dvd and i couldn't find one article of clothing not from malyasia, bangladesh, or china.

californianate said...

I hear you on Target, but I'm interested at how you came to the conclusion with In-N-Out. I recall they received favorable reviews in Fast Food Nation as to what foods they use and how they purchase them, and I thought they paid a relatively good wage. I'd love to hear your thoughts, although I'm scared your explanation will leave me to a conclusion that my In-N-Out cravings will not appreciate...

Ryan Lee Sharp said...

Ha! You're completely right...In-N-Out uses fresh and sometimes local ingredients, pays their employees a pretty good salary compared to McDonalds, etc. They are a beacon of hope!

But the food you and I eat there is still pretty unhealthy, don't you think? I mean, it's still a burger and fries.

So all I really am saying is that sometimes we opt for places that are marginally better and then feel really good about it...or perhaps that's just me and my own piety.

Ted Ancelet said...

Alas Knoxville has no In-N-Out burgers...our upgrade is Sonic.

One more reason for us to venture west.