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In-N-Out Burger draws massive queue as cult chain pops up in Aussie city

Melbourne fast food fans have waited years for this day.

How long would you wait for a burger? Melbourne fast food fans spent a huge chunk of their Wednesday in line to taste American cult favourite In-N-Out, which opened a pop-up store in St Kilda for one day only.

Hundreds of people were seen waiting patiently in line to try one of the three different options on the menu: the Animal Style, Double-Double and Protein Style burgers.

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Melbourne fast food lovers have dropped everything to get their hands on a meal from America's cult favourite In-N-Out Burger. Source: Getty

Urged to secure a spot in line early, Melburnians began waiting outside the pop-up store at the Newark Hotel around 8:15am. By noon, the queue had reached 80 metres long and some 600 burgers had already been sold.

Foodies who shared footage of the queue online warned fans that the immensely popular burger joint wasn't serving fries and was dishing out crisps instead, to the disappointment of some eager customers.

In and out of Australia

This isn't the first time In-N-Out has been in Australia though, as the famous chain has previously opened pop-up stores in Perth, Sydney and Brisbane, drawing similar crowds keen on trying the iconic takeaway for the first time. This marks the second time In-N-Out has run a pop-up in Melbourne, with the last visit being in 2018 and burgers selling out within half an hour.

In-N-Out Burger is an American company founded by Harry Snyder in California back in 1948, and was the first drive-thru hamburger stand in a space barely 10 square feet in size. In 1961, the chain first released the Animal Style burger, a mustard-cooked beef patty with a choice of lettuce and tomato, extra pickle, spread and grilled onions. This was followed by the Double-Double in 1963, which quickly became part of the official menu shortly after trial.

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