Burgers are the iconic fast food item. As such, you can pretty much get one anywhere, at any fast food joint. But what if you’re looking not just for any burger, but one of the best burgers? Where do you start?
To give you a leg (or a mouth?) up, we’ve compiled a list of the top-ranked burgers in the nation, so you can be a bit more selective in your next burger choice.
In-N-Out is a California classic burger joint. It also produces one of the most-loved burgers in the nation: the Double-Double. This meaty traditional burger is made with two 100% beef patties and topped with sliced tomato, real cheese, lettuce, onion, and In-N-Out’s signature sauce they refer to as “spread,” which has a thousand-island-like flavor.
Sometimes keeping it basic and simple is all you need to keep in mind when searching for the “perfect” burger. Five Guys does the regular ‘ole hamburger well, with a heap of fast-food lovers voting it to the top of the best burger list. It’s made with two fresh beef patties on a toasted bun – you choose the toppings from there.
Five Guys wins again with another great burger choice: their Bacon Cheeseburger. Two fresh beef patties are sandwiched between a warm bun, melted cheese, and thick slices of bacon in this meaty mouthful.
The Wendy’s Baconator also features much-loved double beef patties, layered between melted cheese and plenty of smokey Applewood bacon slices and their signature mayonnaise.
Who hasn’t heard of the Whopper? Burger King stays near the top of best fast food burger choices with one of its iconic menu items. It features ¼ lb of grilled beef topped with sliced tomatoes, fresh lettuce, creamy mayonnaise, ketchup, pickles, and white onions on a sesame seed bun.
Whataburger really will have you exclaiming, “What a burger!” Their original burger is still voted the best. It features a grilled, 100% American beef patty topped with mustard, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and diced onions on a toasted bun.
Wendy’s has yet another burger at the top of the best burger list. Their 1/4 lb single features a fresh 1/4 lb beef patty layered with cheese, lettuce, onion, and ketchup between a soft bun.
Labeled their “most popular steakburger,” the Double n’ Cheese features two freshly grilled steakburgers topped with American cheese sitting between a toasted bun. Layer up the toppings as you wish!
The Big Mac is one of McDonald’s most widely-recognized menu items. It contains two 100% beef patties sandwiched between a sesame seed bun, and topped with pickles, crisp lettuce, onions, and American cheese. What makes this burger so different from the rest is it’s “secret” Big Mac® sauce.
The Butterburger, named as such due to its lightly-buttered bun, is a fan-favorite at Culver’s. It contains fresh, never frozen, Midwest-raised beef grilled after you order, and Wisconsin cheddar placed between a buttered, toasted bun.
The name might be confusing, but know that this Wendy’s burger is called “Dave’s” due to its founder Dave Thomas. It features a thicker beef patty, a toasted and buttered bun, and a twist on traditional ingredients like crinkle-cut pickles and red onions.
Looking for a mini version of a fantastic burger? Look no further than White Castle’s Sliders. They’re simple, but tasty, featuring a 2″ x 2″ beef patty steam-grilled on a bed of onions with a slice of pickle and White Castle’s signature bun.
Who doesn’t want to try something called a “Fudd”? Fuddrucker’s original burger is made with grilled-to-order 100% beef, layered with your choice of topping and an in-house baked bun.
The In-N-Out Animal style burger features the same fan-favorite beef and toppings and it’s original burgers; however, what makes it an “animal” is the extra Thousand-Island spread.
We hope to have narrowed down your choices for choosing the best fast food burger in your area, or while you’re on the road. After all, nothing says “amazing burger” like actual votes from actual fast-food lovers.
Oh, and if you’ve got a burger, you’ll definitely need one of these to-die-for milkshakes.