This TikTok Hack Saves You Money On In-N-Out's Animal Style Fries

If there are two things we love, it's In-N-Out Burger, and hacks that help us save money when we order up our favorite menu items. Thanks to the power of TikTok, we may have just stumbled upon one of the best money savers an In-N-Out fan could hope for. 

If you like this fast food chain's animal style burger, you are going to love their animal style fries, and if you are not familiar, let us fill you in: In-N-Out animal style fries are fries covered with goey melted cheese, savory grilled onions, and In-N-Out spread, which, per Taste of Home, is comprised of mayo, ketchup, sweet pickle relish, sugar, and a good shake of vinegar. The blending of all these flavors is nirvana for your taste buds. Once you go animal style with your fries, there's no going back.

But per TikTok, if you order your fries at In-N-Out animal style, it will cost you $4.20. Regular fries are just $2.10. So, it is quite the price increase. But we all want to save money and eat our fries too, which is why social media is sharing how you can have the best of both worlds. 

There's a cheesy trade off

A TikTok user who goes by the handle @hellthyjunkfood posted a video of himself sharing his hack to get animal style fries at In-N-Out for half the price. His tip has garnered close to 166k likes and a lot of chatter. He captioned the video: "The NEVER Order Animal Style Fries @in.n.out ! Instead do this #foodhack and get the same thing for half the price. #lifehack #foodhacks #fyp #innout." 

So, how does it work? As the influencer explains, you order regular fries and then ask for a couple of packs of the In-N-Out spread, which is free, and some free grilled onions, and a slice of American cheese which will run you an extra $.30. He then instructs you to place the cheese on top of the hot fries, and then pour the grilled onions on top of the cheese. Top it all off with the spread, and you've got animal style fries to satiate your taste buds and $2.10 in your pocketbook to spend elsewhere. It must work, because fellow TikTok user @42cedric also shared the same hack. 

But is it worth the savings? Not everyone was impressed enough to try it. One commenter wrote, "I'm cheap, but not this cheap." And another typed, "Yeah, but the cheese did not melt." And still another observed, "That ain't the same thing." However, if you are on a budget, or just like to save a few bucks, this might be a hack worth trying.