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Who's got the best burger?
« on: June 1, 2005, 01:33 AM »
Here's a worthless but intersting thread. Who do you think makes the best hamburger?
I'm a west coast guy so I have to put my money on In-N-Out.

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Re: Who's got the best burger?
« Reply #1 on: June 1, 2005, 01:40 AM »
I guess if you're going just by large chain fast-food places, I'd put my money on Burger King. Their "flame broiled" process gives their burgers a flavor the other big chains don't have. Being in Chicagoland, we have the 4 largest chains around, I'd rank them as...

1.) Burger King
2.) McDonalds
3.) Wendy's
4.) White Castle

There is this place called Red Robin that is way out in the burbs that has a killer burger, way better than the 4 I listed. Culver's also has a really good burger, but I know of only one in the entire region.

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Re: Who's got the best burger?
« Reply #2 on: June 1, 2005, 01:41 AM »
As a West Coast born and raised guy, In-n-Out gets my vote too. First place I hit for a meal everytime I go back home. Nothing like a Double-Double with spread and tomatos only! Throw in a chocolate shake and I'm set  ;D

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Re: Who's got the best burger?
« Reply #3 on: June 1, 2005, 01:44 AM »
I love my Double Double with spread, tomato along with grilled and raw onion. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it.  :P

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Re: Who's got the best burger?
« Reply #4 on: June 1, 2005, 01:45 AM »
Of the fast-food chains, my favorite is Wendy's, with Burger King 2nd. I also like White Castle, but they're a different thing, almost like their own category altogether.
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Re: Who's got the best burger?
« Reply #5 on: June 1, 2005, 01:54 AM »
A Red Robin JUST opened here Jason, I gotta try that now.

Hmmm, fast food's really piss poor around here...  Steak & Shake's just made an appearance in the last 5 years, and they're still sparse (one opening near me though).  I'd say, and this isn't really fast, but Fudruckers was probably the best burger I've had short of making one myself.

Places like McDonald's and stuff just don't do it for me unless I'm really desperate.

I like Steak & Shake food though, if that's a burger...  Not really I guess, but in a way.

I will say, A&W doesn't make a bad burger...  Hmmm, now I'm hungry.
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Re: Who's got the best burger?
« Reply #6 on: June 1, 2005, 02:02 AM »
JJ: yeah definitely try them, they have a nice juicy burger, good stuff there.

I'm not a big fan of Steak & Shake, because I've never had a good experience at all going there. They have the most retarded and lazy employees there, just ****** imbeciles. The food isn't too bad, but I avoid the place like it was the plague.

Valin: Yeah White Castle sliders are really a different category of burger, great to have every once in a while, but just not something that screams out "great burger!"

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Re: Who's got the best burger?
« Reply #7 on: June 1, 2005, 02:32 AM »
In-N-Out for me also in the fast food category.  Fatburger in second.

As for restaurants I have to go with Islands.  I love their Hawaiian burger.  It comes with pineapple, teriyaki sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion, swiss & mayo. 

Only 11:30 here, might have to make an In-N-Out run.   ;D
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Re: Who's got the best burger?
« Reply #8 on: June 1, 2005, 02:37 AM »
Well up here it would have to be Pete's Drive-in in Calgary. We always stop there when we head out to the mountains. The burgers are great and there fries are very large portions plus they have the bestest milkshakes around.  8)

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Re: Who's got the best burger?
« Reply #9 on: June 1, 2005, 07:43 AM »
In no particular order.

1. Astro Burger
2. Fat Burger
3. In & Out
4. Red Robin
5. Krystal/White Castle
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Re: Who's got the best burger?
« Reply #10 on: June 1, 2005, 09:11 AM »
Last two times I went to California, I ate In-n-Out 3 of the 4 meals I was there, they are the best and I am still shocked they haven't expanded operations beyond the west coast :-[

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Re: Who's got the best burger?
« Reply #11 on: June 1, 2005, 11:13 AM »
When I move out the Phoenix in a couple days I will have to eat at one of those In an Out places.  Back here in the Midwest I really like Portillo's.  But I think they are just in the Chicago area? 

If we are going with the main chains like Burger King, Mac's, Wendy's, etc.  I would probably go with Burger King as well.  After all they are burger kings.  So, it all makes sense.

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Re: Who's got the best burger?
« Reply #12 on: June 1, 2005, 11:39 AM »
Johnny Rockets.

I get the #12 with pepper jack cheese, and an orange soda and rings, and it's to friggin' die for!

If were talking fast food...I don't know anymore. I havent tasted the fruit of McDonalds in 4 months now, or so it seems...

Wendys has a good burger...

Hmmm...

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Re: Who's got the best burger?
« Reply #13 on: June 1, 2005, 11:44 AM »
You HAD to mention In-n_Out!  There isn't one withing a 1,000 miles of here and now I'm hungry!

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Re: Who's got the best burger?
« Reply #14 on: June 1, 2005, 12:25 PM »
I used to love Harvey's (not Hardee's :P), but I haven't eaten them since grade 3 when i was still in Toronto, so I don't know if they're any good anymore. 
Over in New Jersey, we don't have a lot of really good burger joints.   My favorite would be Fudrucker's  :D ... delish
I really want to eat at In-and-Out Burger, mostly because of the Big Lebowski, but also because everybody that I know that has eaten there says that they have the best burgers ever.   :'(
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