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Best burgers chain-wise in your opinion

  • Shake Shack

    Votes: 1 25.0%
  • 5 Guys

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • In n Out

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • White Castle

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Burger King (eww)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • McDonalds (double eww)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Jack in the Box

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Sonic

    Votes: 1 25.0%
  • whattaburger

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Culvers

    Votes: 2 50.0%
  • No chain burgers pass these lips

    Votes: 0 0.0%

Best Burger Chain?

240 Views 30 Replies 8 Participants Last post by  Shane R
On the news today, an article reported that Shake Shack was coming to Canada. We've got the usual Mickey D', Wendy's, etc but US chains are few and far between (if at all).

I'm NOT talking about biggest in size/sales/etc, just by "taste". And NOT little outfits that only exist in one city (of which there are bazillions).

I'm sure we all have our fav "mom and pop" or single outlets for burgers BUT I was wondering how the folks here rate the US chains?

If one isn't listed, add it in your comments.

One article I found rated SS #1, 5 Guys #2, In n Out #3, White Castle etc

Vote and comment (y)

NOTE: mods, if you move this thread, you will lose the poll and any results.FYI
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The primary reason I posted this ask was:

"The best chicken in the World" (their words not mine) came to Canada (and near me) in the last year or so-->Jollibee's

When we went to Manilla, we had the opportunity to have some as they are as common there as donut shops are here.

It was good but "best in the world"? Meh. Reality doesn't live up to hype.

So I'm wondering if the S.S, hype is just that--so much burger smoke 馃槈
Of those choices I"ll go with Sonic. To add to the eww list I'll say Whataburger which is a regional chain based in San Antonio, TX.
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Of those choices I"ll go with Sonic. To add to the eww list I'll say Whataburger which is a regional chain based in San Antonio, TX.
Added (y) so you can (change your) vote.
Added (y) so you can (change your) vote.
Oh I'll leave it. I think Whataburger is a eww also.
I was thinking Culver's but upon further consideration Shake Shack and Culver's are pretty comparable. Culver's is based out of Wisconsin until a few years ago was only found in the US Midwest.

Whataburger is good but not the top of the pack. I've eaten at the original location in downtown Corpus Christi several times. Always get the jalapenos. :p Wooley, don't tell me you hate Taco Cabana too?
Came here to write Culver's. Shake Shack has been fine the last couple of timesr I've tried it but I prefer the wider menu at Culver's. No In n Outs, Whattaburgers or JitBs here but they wouldn't make my cut anyway (In n Out is a good burger but isn't anywhere close to the hype it gets), Haven't been in a Five Guys in forever or White Castle (but I consider WC a whole different beast as a burger chain). So Culver's it is, I guess. No vote in the poll.
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Came here to write Culver's. Shake Shack has been fine the last couple of timesr I've tried it but I prefer the wider menu at Culver's. No In n Outs, Whattaburgers or JitBs here but they wouldn't make my cut anyway (In n Out is a good burger but isn't anywhere close to the hype it gets), Haven't been in a Five Guys in forever or White Castle (but I consider WC a whole different beast as a burger chain). So Culver's it is, I guess. No vote in the poll.
Added/you can change your vote if you want.
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I was thinking Culver's but upon further consideration Shake Shack and Culver's are pretty comparable. Culver's is based out of Wisconsin until a few years ago was only found in the US Midwest.

Whataburger is good but not the top of the pack. I've eaten at the original location in downtown Corpus Christi several times. Always get the jalapenos. :p Wooley, don't tell me you hate Taco Cabana too?
Can't say about Taco Cabana, only ordered tacos there once at lunch time maybe 40 years ago. They got burgers?
Culver鈥檚 and 5 Guys.

I can afford Culver鈥檚 but have to mortgage the house to afford 5 Guys.

Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately), the nearest Culver鈥檚 is an hour away.
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Never heard of Culver's and 5 Guys till today but doesn't make any difference. I have an attitude about most "restaurant food", I can cook better than them so why waste my money? I do occasionally though on Popeye's fried chicken cause I can't seem to fry chicken to my taste.
Never heard of Culver's and 5 Guys till today but doesn't make any difference. I have an attitude about most "restaurant food", I can cook better than them so why waste my money? I do occasionally though on Popeye's fried chicken cause I can't seem to fry chicken to my taste.
You haven't missed much. 5 Guys makes a good over-priced burger. The folks at Culvers need to learn to change their fryer oil a bit more often.

Several of those named we don't have.

My best burger award, eaten out goes to Texas Roadhouse.
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You haven't missed much. 5 Guys makes a good over-priced burger. The folks at Culvers need to learn to change their fryer oil a bit more often.

Several of those named we don't have.

My best burger award, eaten out goes to Texas Roadhouse.
One of those not far from me, never been there.
One of those not far from me, never been there.
They cut their own meat, make the burgers out of the trimmings so it is always good meat, not over-pressed and cooked the way you like it. I get the All American cheeseburger without the cheese.
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They cut their own meat, make the burgers out of the trimmings so it is always good meat, not over-pressed and cooked the way you like it. I get the All American cheeseburger without the cheese.
Way to go, cheese does not belong in the same building as burgers.
FORGOT--added now-->No chain burgers pass these lips :rolleyes:
Way to go, cheese does not belong in the same building as burgers.
That could be a poll for another day: favourite toppings w multiple choices 馃榿
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I have an attitude about most "restaurant food", I can cook better than them so why waste my money?
As the person who makes the menu, buys the food, preps the food, cooks the food, serves the food, and cleans up after all of it, sometimes I'm more than willing to pay someone for something I can make as well (or better) at home. Then there's the stuff I won't make at home (too putzy, fancy ingredients I won't go through in a year, equipment [like a wok burner, pizza oven] that I just don't have).

There's room in my life for restaurant food. But it's usually more a matter of sociability or convenience over something I can't make myself.
Never said I don't go to restaurants occasionally but if you want good food there you're gonna have to part with mucho dinero.
I'm not picky if I need quick and cheap eats. I'd eat from any of the chains on the list...why I didn't vote.

I will admit that about once every year or two I get an incurable hankering for a Big Mac. I had my first one at the age of 11 (just before the end of the school year in 1969). We ate a lot of McDonald's when our daughter was little (she was born in 1993) and seldom since then.

But there are times only a Big Mac and McDonald's fries will satisfy my food cravings.
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