By now, you've heard the news that In-N-Out Burger is coming to Meridian. Our sister station recently reported the story and we're having some thoughts about the arrival. Quite simply: no. Don't come here, In-N-Out.

Is the influx of people it'll bring? The quality of food? The unnecessary attention? The answer: all of that and then some.

Not only are there are several local burger spots in Idaho that we should be supporting... but they're better. Now, I've heard it before: "This guy probably hasn't had In-N-Out or even Whataburger." That would be false. I grew up in Texas where Whataburger was the official state food. A few years before I arrived in Idaho, San Antonio also landed an In-N-Out. Years before that? I tried In-N-Out when visiting California.

I've had the two (and there's no comparison but more on that later) and I can certainly tell you with the utmost confidence that local spots like Big Jud's annihilate In-N-Out. Meridian would be much better off with a 'Good Burger' than they would with an In-N-Out.

So, now that we've ticked off all of the In-N-Out enthusiasts, let's get into the top reasons why we don't want an In-N-Out in the State of Idaho!

5 Reasons We Don't Want In-N-Out in the Treasure Valley

The news is out: In-N-Out Burger is coming to the Treasure Valley with their first location set to be in Meridian. But is this really a good idea?

5 Reasons We Want Whataburger Over In-N-Out In Boise

With all the talk of In-N-Out coming to the Treasure Valley, we share the five reasons we want Whataburger over the California-based chain.

10 Local Boise Area Restaurants So Good That We're Begging for a Second Location

It's hard to do food better than a restaurant born and raised right here in the Treasure Valley! The only draw back to some of those local favorites? There's only one location! These are a few that we think deserve a second location and a chance to grow!