The Mystery of How an In-N-Out Burger Ended Up in New York City Has Been Solved

The closest In-N-Out Burger is all the way on the other side of the country. So how did a burger end up on the streets of New York City?

One of the greatest mysteries of the modern era has been solved.

Lincoln Boehm and his wife, Dara Katz, snapped a photo of an In-N-Out burger lying untouched on a street in Queens, New York, and posted it on social media, where it went viral. Since the popular chain has no stores on the East Coast, many were baffled at how the burger ended up in the Big Apple.

"I just didn’t make sense and the reason it didn’t make sense was that the burger looked so perfect," Boehm told Inside Edition. 

On Tuesday, the great burger mystery was solved after a 16-year-old teenager named Helen Vivas reached out to the couple with this message: "hi. This is actually my burger. You may not believe me."  

She actually sent a receipt showing she purchased the burgers in San Diego before flying back home to New York. She even included flight information to confirm the timeline.

"I get a text from my friends saying, ‘Oh my gosh, this is your burger!’" she told Inside Edition. 

Vivas said she loves the chain’s burgers and before boarding her flight back home she bought four of them so she could enjoy them back in the New York City, where they are not available. She ordered them without sauce so they wouldn't get soggy on the long trip.

When she landed, she rushed to catch a bus and that's when one of the burgers fell out of the bag.

"I boarded the plane and sat on my seat and had the burgers on my lap the entire flight. When I got on the bus and I felt the bag become a lot lighter and the burger was missing," Vivas said. 

In-N-Out Burger sent Inside Edition a statement saying: “It must have taken considerable planning for that burger to make the trip from the grill all the way to the Empire State.”