Here’s a list of top 15 burger joints in U.S.
We can all agree that one of the most irresistible, tempting, and delicious fast food of all time is Burgers! Whether you’re too tired to cook after a long day of work or going out with your friends at your new bistro, burgers are always the perfect fit. The brilliance of the dish lies in its simplicity, just two pieces of bread with your choice of stuffing be it meat or a vegetable patty and with the goodness of tangy sauces like sweet onion, mustard, or whatever suits your palate, you’re good to go. So without further ado, here’s a list of the top 15 burger chains which you should definitely check out if you’re in the States!
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, or simply Red Robin, is an American chain of casual dining restaurants where not only you would receive unlimited servings of fries but would also have the option to choose from a wide variety of lip-smacking burgers. This is a joint you wanna visit not when you’re pinching pennies, but a restaurant you wanna go to when you wish to have fast food with a classic, elite and elegant touch. However, the wait time here is more than any typical restaurants of the same category, so if you’re not in a hurry and in a mood to pamper yourself with some quality level burgers and endless fries, Red Robin is your place!
2. In-n-Out Burger
All fast foodies know the goodness of the cheeseburgers from In-n-Out- a regional chain of fast-food restaurants with locations primarily in California and the Southwest. In fact, many are so impressed with its unique taste that they say if you live on the East coast, then you must travel all the way to the West at least once to check out this joint. Consumers get full value for their money as the restaurant goes all the way when it comes to providing beef or other stuffings of choice. One of the most popular order which gives Americans the ‘Cheeseburger Bliss’ is the “Double-Double” which is cheeseburger loaded with two patties of beef, two cheese slices along with lettuce, mustard, and ketchup. People who visit In-n-Out just once, fall in love with it.
Craving some comfort fast food? It wouldn’t be a bad mistake to hit up your local sonic where you will also find all kinds of different sandwiches, sides, drinks and even hotdogs! All the patties on SONIC burgers are standard quarter-pounders making good-sized burgers. The beef itself is cooked to perfection, its neither particularly juicy, nor is it overly dry.
4. Five Guys
It is a matter of no argument that this joint is better known and popular for its fresh-cut, hot and crispy fries but anyone who has visited Five Guys more than once knows about the wonderful quality of their sandwiches- they serve you burgers you can’t get enough of without making you worry about your pocket. Its locations because of its delicious burgers are spreading like wide fire, the food offered here would make your tummy as well as your wallet happy too, since its worth the money and deliciously flavoured and of excellent quality at the same time.
5. White Castle
White Castle is all about their sliders made with 100% beef, steam grilled on a bed of onions and served with a slice of pickle on their signature bun- it follows a different technique in cooking its burgers which makes it stand out from other fast food joints. Firstly, the beef patties have holes in them which makes the steam cook it evenly also they are cooked on a bed of dehydrated onions for additional flavor and finally served in their classic bun which is the bread of the perfect mixture of soft and chewy. These sliders are mini-sized which makes the customer want more and more of them.
6. Steak ‘N’ Shake
Highly skilled cooks at this casual restaurant chain know and understand the value of a good burger and will cook every order of yours to absolute perfection with dedication and tender care, a quality which is not exuded by many restaurants. The chain is also known for its hand-dipped, thick and creamy shakes, however, it’s suggested that apart from slurping down their shakes which also, by the way, come in a vast variety, you also give a shot to their burgers. The cooks do take their time in preparing it so don’t be in a hurry and enjoy their culinary creation which they themselves consider as an art rather than a job.
7. Carl’s Jr.
Founded in 1941, Carl’s Jr. and having more than 1000 locations across the U.S., this fast-food restaurant chain is best known for its iconic charbroiled burgers. Committed to serving great food, the chain has been a West Coast favorite for almost 80 years with its juicy charbroiled meat, fresh produce and a ‘Special Sauce’ which was made and perfected by its founder Carl Karcher himself in the 50s when the chain blossomed.
Having an international presence with more than 6000 locations worldwide, this chain is known for its square hamburgers, sea salt fries, and Frosty, a form of soft-serve ice cream mixed with starches. Dave Thomas knew it was all about quality when he first founded Wendy’s back in 1969- an insight other giants lacked.As a result of his vision and concentration towards quality and not quantity, Wendy’s patties are always fresh and never frozen making the burgers so delicious and giving the chain millions of loyal customers worldwide.
9. Burger King
Home of the Whooper and many other delicious sandwiches and sides, this fast food joint has truly lived up to its name “Burger King” dominating and giving a tough competition to its opponenets in the industry with its more than 7000 joints across the states.
10. Mc Donalds
No one serves more burgers than the golden arches. There was a time when you had to wait in the drive-throughs or personally go to the massively popular chain for their royal burgers, but now you can have them delivered at your doorstep and you can even pay everything online if you don’t have paper money on you. The extremely efficient and customer-friendly staff at McDonalds’ is ensuring that nothing comes in between you and your choice of burger whether its their beefy one, their simple cheeseburger, the quarter pounder or their classics.
11. Dairy Queen
While most people associate DQ with its variety of blizzards and soft serves, it’s definitely a place to be considered if you’re hungry for a good burger. Even though critics describe their burgers as extremely messy to eat with its stuffing falling out everywhere making an inconvenience, its rising popularity and increasing demand say otherwise, at the end of the day folks do enjoy their meals a little heavy and greasy if its good quality food like the one offered at DQ’s joints.
12. Johnny Rockets
Here, you not only enjoy the classic American cuisine but you can also see servers busting some moves as they bring you quality burgers. The chain has a retro take and ambiance on classic American diners of the 1950s and 1960s, everything from the menu to the jukeboxes and the dancing-singing staff gives you an authentic time-traveling experience as if you were eating in the vintage era of the 50s.
13. Jack in the Box
Founded in the 1950s in San Diego and mostly popular for their tacos, the burgers of this one of America’s favorite joints are no less, in fact back in the day, you could get them for as little as 18 cents. When its most popular item, the “Jumbo Jack” burger consisting of a Jumbo beef patty topped with lettuce, tomato, pickles, chopped onions, Mayo-Onion sauce and ketchup on a sesame seed bun entered its menu in the 70s it was considered as the largest burger in the industry- even though its popularity has died down since its delicious taste has not.
This joint has been a burger icon since 1952- their burgers taste so good their chefs know the secret to cook a perfect patty, the chain uses an 80:20 ratio of lean meat to fat which many consider the sweet spot when it comes to making burgers. Also, their extensive menu not only serves burgers but also deliciously marinated full breast chicken sandwiches, sage and rosemary infused turkey burgers and of course veggie burgers.
15. Shake Shack
Shake Shack currently is the hottest burger chain in America right now, according to Business Insider.This restaurant chain is a modern-day version of a roadside burger stand. They serve delicious gourmet hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken cut fries, frozen custard, and even beer and wine.