Friday, August 12, 2011

Holy drink.....?

sylvia and me went for some fastfood on tuesday at the in-n-out burger. although i am (slowly) getting used to the enormous amount of choices you are confronted with while ordering something ("what kind of salad? onions? tomato? what kind of dressing? on the side? small-large or medium? for here or to go?"), it was nice to go to a place where my options were very limited; only 3 types of burgers (hamburger, cheeseburger and double-double, which is double meat and double cheese), and/or fries & soda. and hmm, it was not bad at all! while drinking, sylvia told me to look underneath the cup. now zoom in.... can you see it? 
yes, it says "John 3:16". eeehhh? she told me that all cups have a bible reference. of course back at home i went to wikipedia to learn what this is all about.... well, as she already told me, this family-owned chain has been around for a very long time (the first restaurant opened in 1948 in california), and claims to be the first drive-through restaurant (which is different from a drive-in. want to know more? wikipedia will tell you all!). they pride themselves in always using fresh ingredients, including meat that has never been frozen. interestingly, they also have a "secret menu"; a 3x3 for example is 3 times meat and 3 times cheese, and you can order that in whatever number you want, at additional cost. so... someone once ordered a 100x100, and what that looks like, you can see here. now back to the bible; that started only in the 1980s, and is "a reflection of the Christian beliefs held by the Snyder (the founders) family".  so, our drink: John 3:16—"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." and our cheeseburger: Revelation 3:20—"Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me."
i do hope the lord likes fastfood....

10 comments:

Sylvia Neumann said...

wow I am impressed by your research:)
lekker in-n-out:)

CaT said...

jaaah, lekker! they dont have one here, but i saw they do have 2 in dallas! we did not see them when we were there... (or probably did not notice them!)

CaT said...

(oh, and most i found through wikipedia, of course! i just also spent i dont know how much time reading about south park...)

biebkriebels said...

Everything has to do something with the lord, even a hamburger or a drink? And that 100x100 is really discusting to look at with the raw meat.Geef mij maar een patatje.

Birdman said...

Fast food and I got a divorce as of 1/5/10. I've never looked back.

Tim said...

it's like samuel jackson in pulp fiction; he's eating a big kahunaburger and then kills the guy it was for, while reciting ezechiel 25 something: the path is set on all sides... blabla.. lord, vengeange, shepard, etc etc. BAM!

Steffe said...

That is weird.

CaT said...

definitely weird.....!

Manon said...

Next time ask for the French Fries 'Animal Style', yummie! I never tried the protein burger, too healthy to my taste...

Madge said...

I like the Bible messages, it is quiet, subtle, not slapping people in the face but there to make a statement of faith for those who might like to know... I like your shot... you obviously were a very observant...!