In-N-Out's local opening may still be months away, but fast food fans willing to drive to Austin can feast on a sandwich being touted by burger bloggers as an Animal Style alternative.
4x4 Animal Style a contributor to the website GrubGrade who presumably knows his In-N-Out patties, is calling the newest test burger from Wendy's "our answer to Animal Style, minus the long flight."
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4x4 is stationed near Providence, the only other market where the double-meat burger's currently available.
A Wendy's spokesman didn't return a call seeking comment, but a print ad for the D.T. Double, named for founder Dave Thomas, describes the sandwich as featuring "two never-frozen beef patties, two slices of melted American cheese, new Signature sauce, hand-cut lettuce, thick tomato slices, sweet red onions" on a "buttered toasted bun."
Nation's Restaurant News asked Wendy's spokesman Denny Lynch to confirm 4x4's report that the burger's selling for $2.79, but he wouldn't comment on pricing.
"It's, by far, still the best bargain on the East Coast," raved 4x4, who wishes Wendy's wouldn't be so stingy with its signature (read: Big Mac knock-off) sauce