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Yesterday we successfully navigated ourselves inside the new St. George In-N-Out burger establishment, which actually is in Washington, St. George's sister city. Only a select handful of people know where St. George actually leaves off and Washington begins. True to expectations, In-N-Out had four menu items: double-double, I don't remember the price; cheeseburger $1.95; hamburger $1.65; fries $1.19. Plus soft drinks and milk shakes. The hamburgers and cheeseburgers are works of art and actually look better than the huge fat burgers other chains show in their TV ads, only to deliver a flat measly pancake when you actually order one at their stores. One worker was thunking big peeled Russet potatoes as fast as she could through a french fry slicing machine. You are referred to as "guests" and not customers: "Guest 199, you're order is ready." The restaurant was crowded and the lines never stopped. Someone is busy taking orders in the drive-up line so you are not starting from scratch when you get up to the window. The food preparation line is an efficient assembly line with people moving very, very quickly. Feel free to come to St. George (Washington) if you feel the urge to indulge in an In-N-Out burger, or stop in Vegas, Hesperia CA, or any of the southern CA locations. It's definitely worth the effort.