Got a hankering for burgers? They come in many forms, and countless establishments sell them. That, of course, includes lots of fast-food restaurants. One curious meat-eating internet user has started a discussion by asking, "Which fast food chain has the best burgers?" These are some of the best responses they received. What are your favorites?
Culver's is a restaurant chain operating predominantly in the Midwestern United States. Many users suggest it's the best burger place, and even more agree with their replies.
One describes it as "the best-kept secret of the Midwest." Others point out that they also do great onion rings and ice cream. Some question whether it should be considered "fast food," but it's still a prevalent answer.
2. Five Guys
Another answer that appears a lot in the discussion is Five Guys. Five Guys operate worldwide, and accordingly, the people suggesting it as an answer are a variety of nationalities.
Like Culver's, some people question whether Five Guys should be considered fast food, but they believe the company offers the best burger regardless. Many people do, however, say that it's costly.
Wendy's is the third-largest global fast-food restaurant behind McDonald's and Burger King. However, unlike McDonald's and Burger King, the chain appears prominently in the answers given in this discussion.
People are saying that when it comes to "true fast food," it can't be beaten - although some point out that the quality can depend on how the local franchise is operated.
4. In-N-Out Burger
In-N-Out Burger is only based in California and the Southwestern United States, but that isn't stopping it from receiving much love in the discussion.
One burger enthusiast said that although the hype train is strong with In-N-Out, it manages to live up to that hype. Another indicates that In-N-Out is great, but only if you buy to eat in instead of taking out.
5. Shake Shack
Although it doesn't appear in the discussion as often as the previous entries on our list, numerous people mention Shake Shack as their favorite burger place.
One patty lover likes Shake Shack because their burgers are nice and clean and don't make you feel icky after you've eaten them, unlike other fast food places. If you'd like to try one, they have locations worldwide, so there's probably one reasonably near to you.
Whataburger serves Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and the Southern United States, and it's undoubtedly well-liked in those places because many people suggest it in this discussion.
One Whataburger customer says their patty melt is arguably the best fast food burger, but others admit it's a polarizing place. Some people love it, and others hate it. One of the reasons some people dislike it is because the taste differs from branch to branch.
7. Cook Out
A few burger heads say that the privately owned Cook Out, based in the Southeastern United States, is the best place for a good burger.
One fan had a little debate with themselves about which is their favorite out of Cook Out and Five Guys. They've now concluded that Cook Out is the best. Another says you can't go wrong with Cook Out's regular burgers, with or without the cheese.
Braum's is a chain of fast food restaurants and ice cream parlors serving the Southern United States, with a massive cluster of locations in Texas and Oklahoma. Loads of users say it's where they get their favorite burger.
One user says they'd take a Braum's burger over any of the more well-known regional burger restaurants, and another says they'll stop to eat at a Braum's whenever they see one.
A&W Restaurants is an American fast-food chain operating in the United States and Canada. However, since 1972, restaurants in Canada have been part of a separate and unaffiliated chain. That's important because it's the Canadian A&W that has by far the most positive mentions in this discussion.
One user even says there's a vast difference in quality between Canadian A&W and American A&W, with the former being far superior. Another user has even corrected someone who wrote "A&W" by suggesting they should have specified Canadian A&W.
10. White Castle
White Castle is a regional fast-food restaurant in 13 American states, with the most significant presence in the Midwest and New York metropolitan areas. It's considered the world's first fast-food hamburger chain, and its slider has been named by Time magazine as "The Most Influential Burger of All Time."