Yesterday we reported that In-N-Out was coming to Sydney for one day only. Today, the Californian favourites came, saw and conquered. The pop-up, at Dead Ringer in Surry Hills had people lining up from dawn to secure their burger.

“I arrived to work at 9am, and my boss sent me straight down here for an office In-N-Out run,” says Brigitte, 22, who is an intern at a music company. She was one of the first 100 people in the line, which snaked around multiple blocks through Surry Hills’ alleyways.

Wristbands were handed out to people in the line to ensure the excitement wouldn’t turn into chaos. At 11.15am, as the last wristband was handed out, people were turned away and told to try again next time. But many wouldn’t – Tim was one who stayed in the queue in the 38-degree heat.

“They won’t be back for a while, so I’m going to try my luck and wait around. Those burgers are worth it.”

Apparently many other Sydney-siders agreed – an estimated 800 people lined up for a chance at an In-N-Out lunch. Better luck next time, Tim.

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