Suddenly, Going To Lunch Has A New Meaning

Many of us leave the office for our half hour or hour long lunch breaks, which is usually acceptable. I frequently drive 5 blocks home to eat lunch and let my dogs out. An Assistant Editor in Ann Arbor, Michigan had a different idea for his lunch.Sam Smith’s Thursday started out as a fairly normal day. He was at work, and all of a sudden, he decides he needs a burger. Ok, fine, Ann Arbor probably has about 50 different burger joints to choose from, except he needs a specific burger…from a West Coast ONLY restaurant chain, In-N-Out Burger. From Ann Arbor, the closest location is in Prescott, Arizona, approximately 1900 miles away. He decided to call his buddy from Chicago to see if he wanted to go with him. It was on the way, and he wanted to make the trip non-stop, so it only made sense to have a second driver. His friend, Jeff gladly agreed to go when Sam told him they would be driving a Chevrolet Corvette Z06 that the company had on-hand. Being from the Midwest, I have not eaten at this fast-food restaurant, but it’d better be the best burger in the world to make the trip to eat one. He left Ann Arbor around noon Eastern Time on Thursday. He picked Jeff up in Chicago at 6:28 p.m. They drove almost non-stop, with only a few bathroom and drink breaks, and arriveed in Arizona at 8:50 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday. They saw the In-N-Out Burger sign, and relief set in! Their legs, butt, and back were screaming at them by this time. They got out of the car, and Jeff said, “There’s a Jack in the Box across the street. You wanna go there instead?” I don’t know about you, but if I’m going to drive cross-country in a Corvette for a specific restaurant, I’m going to end up eating there!

Sam ordered his cheeseburger, fries, and medium Coke. He inhaled it, considering he was hungry a day earlier, and had not eaten yet. They finished eating, threw away their garbage, and walked out the door. What came next, you may ask? They drove home!! Talk about a quick road trip! And all of it for a hamburger.

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Some Runde Staff Burger Favorites!

Midtown Marina
285th Street
East Dubuque, Illinois
(815) 747-3310

Grumpy Bill’s
121 South Franklin Street
Manchester, Iowa
(563) 927-6370

Hindu’s Corner Bar
124 South Main Street
Cuba City, Wisconsin
(608) 744-2331

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