Homesick Californians love their In-N-Out Burger -- to the point where, last year, they bought out a delivery service's entire stock of nasty frozen Double-Doubles in less than 30 minutes.

Come November, they'll have a better alternative. CaliBurger, a company so similar to In-N-Out that they were sued over a trademark dispute, has announced that they have signed a lease in the Metropolitan, a shopping center at 10000 Town Center Ave., in Columbia, Md. The restaurant, which has locations in Asia and the Middle East, will open in November.

According to the L.A. Times, the burger joint's menu and color scheme are based directly on In-N-Out, but with different names to avoid litigation. So fans of "Animal Style" fries at In-N-Out will go for CaliBurger's "Wild Style" fries instead. Other menu items include their take on a Double-Double, as well as chicken salads and sandwiches, wings and onion rings and milkshakes. And yes, it has a secret menu.

Burger bloggers have praised CaliBurger for its faithful interpretation of California's most iconic burger. Serious Eats wrote that the taste was "pretty bang on the money." We'll leave it up to the Washington region's West Coast contingent to decide.

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