LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — An In-N-Out Burger customer says he got an unexpected surprise with his burger and drink at the chain’s Downey location last year: methamphetamine. In a suit filed against the Irvine burger chain Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Fred Maldonado said he felt sick after drinking his In-N-Out beverage on March 9 of last year, and the following morning discovered two capsules and a napkin at the bottom of his cup. Maldonado returned to the restaurant to speak with the manager, who apologized and offered Maldonado a certificate for a free burger. Later testing determined the capsules contained methamphetamine and appeared to have been illicitly manufactured, according to the suit. Maldonado said he suffered nausea and severe mental distress from consuming the drink. He’s alleging negligence and strict liability and is seeking unspecified damages, according to the suit. In-N-Out Burger will fight the allegations. “Customer safety is one of our highest priorities,” In-N-Out Burger Executive Vice President Arnie Wensinger said in a statement. “We will vigorously defend these baseless claims.”
I know In & Out Burger is a special place for a lot of people. West Coast folks love it. I know when Kmarko hits the Left Side literally the first thing he does off the plane is go grab some grub at In and Out. I’ve never had it, but when Kmarko vouches for something, I listen.
But this. Not a good look for the franchise. Methamphetamine in the Coca Cola. I am not interested in that. If you’re a Meth Head this is probably great but I dont dabble in the Meth scene. This isnt one of those stories where you buy a new cell phone and there was porn videos already on it. Thats an extra bonus. Unless you’re a very small portion of society doing Meth, this is not something you want at your local burger joint.