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  • Chris 12:16 pm on April 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    In the Buns Update 

    First trip back to In the Buns since they were sold. A few cosmetic changes have been made, all positive in my view. The interior is much more inviting –no more chain link fence around the kitchen area, tables are larger, most of the flower sculptures are gone (I guess they left a few as a nod to the original decor), and there are booths along one wall.  All in all, they have softened the place up a bit.  Much more appealing than before.

    One other difference is that the cheeseburger comes with the cheese on top, instead of embedded in the patty.  I kind of liked the unique embedded cheese method, but the current burger incarnation is still good.

    Burger still generously sized and tasty.


    In the Buns Cheeseburger & Fresh Cut Fries

    In the Buns Cheeseburger & Fresh Cut Fries


    In the Buns Interior


    In the Buns Interior



  • Chris 2:02 pm on October 5, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    In The Buns Sold 

    In The Buns posted this on their Facebook page today (copied here since the fb page will disappear soon):

    My name is David Sahagun and am the proud founder of In The Buns!! I started In The Buns with big hopes and dreams. As of September 1st I started the process of selling my wonderful concept. Why you ask? Well I just started a family and needed to spend more time with them. We did close the doors here and there do to the process of transfer. We do apologize for that. Jake and his wife are the new owners and kept the whole original staff. I am proud to hand over the reins to them and know they will do a wonderful job. I would like to thank Rick, Ralfa, Rylan, Joan, Alma, Bobby and former employees that made this a great experience. I would also like to thank all of our wonderful customers for loyalty and helping us promote. I will miss you all and if you all want to find me I am managing at Qdoba on Great hills 😉 I will be shutting down this page soon so if you have any questions please email me or contact the store. Thanks again!!!

    David Sahagun

    So the good news is that it will stay open.  Hopefully the burgers will remain as good.  Perhaps they will work on making the interior a bit more appealing.  And they need more signage.

  • Chris 9:29 am on September 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Today’s Burger Deal–In the Buns 

    Get $15 of burger goodness at In the Buns for $6 with this deal from KGB Deals, which is a new deal site to me…they are popping up everywhere these days.  Deal expires 3/12/2012.

  • Chris 1:11 pm on August 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    In the Buns Fresh Cut Fries 

    Returned to In the Buns to check out the fresh cut fries.  Burger still delicious (had the cheddar burger again).  Fries much better than the generic frozen curlies I experienced on my first visit (more pix in that post).  They also upgraded the tables–replaced most of the too-small tables that featured the odd fork sculptures with roomier tables sans art.

    In the Buns Burger Joint Fries

    The New Fries

    So the upshot: french fry upgrade and table upgrade = good experience.  Only cons: somewhat grating music, and I wish the combo price were a dollar or two cheaper (comes to $9 and change as is).  This is by far the best burger I’ve found in the area.



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  • Chris 6:59 am on May 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply

    Top Notch & In the Buns Groupons! 

    Today’s Groupon is $4 for $8 at Top Notch.  No brainer.  But what’s with that photo–that ain’t no burger you can get at Top Notch!  There’s also one for $5 for $10 at In the Buns, also with a fake burger photo.  It’s National Burger Week.


    • Mike 7:29 pm on May 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      The Top Notch burger, much like the Hill-Bert’s burger, is one of those burgers that tastes a lot better than it looks. Come to think of it, there is usually an inverse relationship between appearance and quality when it comes to dive burgers. I think the Casino El Camino burger is one of the few great dive burgers whose appearance directly indicates the quality of its taste.

  • Chris 9:32 am on May 20, 2011 Permalink | Reply

    $2 Burgers at In the Buns Tonight 

    From In the BunsFacebook page:

    Tomorrow 5/20/2011 from 6-9p.m. you can enjoy ANY burger for only $2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is dine in only and must mention this post! You can share this post with friends.

    Ask to try their fresh cut fries!

  • Chris 2:18 pm on May 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    In the Buns Deal and Fry News 

    In the Buns is featured in todays “aDealio”, which is yet another Groupon-esque site that I had never heard of. $7 for $15 worth of grub. And, prominently touted in the dealio is the fact that In the Buns is “testing their new fresh-cut fries“, which is encouraging news! Get the aDealio deal here.

  • Chris 10:47 am on May 3, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    In the Buns Burger Joint 

    Read on Chowhound about a new burger place just minutes from my office so had to give it a try.  Overall I was quite impressed with the burger.  It was very juicy and was a good size–6oz–no thin patty here.  Cooked on a griddle, nice crust development.  The cheeseburger has the cheese mixed into the meat instead of sitting on top…not sure about this technique, but at least they offer cheddar and other real cheese (non American) options.  The bun was good–well toasted, held up to the burger but was not overly bready, and was also top-toasted on the griddle, always a nice touch.

    They offer an array of quality sugar-cane soda options at the fountain–Maine Root sodas, and Dublin Dr. Pepper on tap.

    On the flip side, I thought the fries were pretty much terrible.  They were edible, but were run of the mill frozen curly fries.  Also not a fan of the interior and the tiny tables with the annoying flower sculptures.  The combo price, at $9+ after tax, is a bit steep as well.

    Overall, very good burger.  If they switched to fresh fries made in-house, I’d find it difficult to stay away.

    Check them out on Facebook (they don’t appear to have a dedicated website). Their Yelp entry has quite a few photos.


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    In the Buns Burger Joint burger

    As delivered--note bun top toasting

    In the Buns Burger Joint burger

    Nice crust development! Nice bun toasting as well.

    In the Buns Burger Joint burger

    Note cheese oozing out from within

    In the Buns Burger Joint burger

    Cross section showing cheddar distribution

    In the Buns Burger Joint fries

    Boring fries

    In the Buns Burger Joint sodas

    Dublin Dr. Pepper on tap!

    In the Buns Burger Joint interior

    Tables too small

    In the Buns Burger Joint sculpture

    Not a fan of these table sculptures...seem to be in the way

    In the Buns Burger Joint counter

    Order up

    In the Buns Burger Joint exterior

    They need better signage

    In the Buns Burger Joint

    In the Buns Burger Joint

    Blurry cross section...need a new camera

    • Jim Howard 3:44 pm on August 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I live in Anderson Mill, and had no idea these guys were here! I’ll check them out this weekend, thanks.

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