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Best Hamburger Chain --- Take the Poll.........


By pindome

75 days ago



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“Best Hamburger Chain --- Take the Poll.........”

  • In and Out 149 votes
    28%
  • Smash Burger 22 votes
    4%
  • White Castle 23 votes
    4%
  • Carls Jr. 10 votes
    2%
  • Five Guys 189 votes
    36%
  • Wendy's 35 votes
    7%
  • Fat Burger 13 votes
    2%
  • Steak and Shake 23 votes
    4%
  • Shake Shack 36 votes
    7%
  • McDonalds 24 votes
    5%
  • Hamburger Habit 7 votes
    1%

(531 votes)

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#97 74 days ago

Problem with polls like these is a lot of "national" chains are still very heavily biased toward certain regions. I've been all over most states east of the Mississippi (though not so much since my kids were born) and STILL have never seen an In-N-Out or Whataburger. And I'm sure others like me would say the same going the other way.

And while some chains can be great, NOTHING beats a good ol' mom-n-pop grease stand that knows what they're doing and does it well.

So as for "national" chains, Five Guys comes consistently closest to that for me. So many toppings and perfect fries. They can be heavy, but what great burger ISN'T heavy?

But the best burgers I had were from Maxwell Street Station in Chicago (24/7/365 open walkup griddle counter; no-nonsense patties slathered with mustard and grilled onions on a soft toasted bun)... and at the opposite end, Terry's Turf Club (RIP to the original 2018) in Cincinnati - I don't even remember what types of gourmet nonsense I tried each time but they were fully loaded as big as your head, absolutely fantastic, and offered the BEST onion rings I have ever had, hands down.

#165 74 days ago

Of all the friendly controversy in this thread and poll, one reigns supreme:

How the hell is McDonald's ahead of Carls Jr aka Hardee's?!

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