Who makes the best burgers in America?


The battle for burger supremacy is on with the latest in a seemingly endless tally of ‘best of’ lists!

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Who makes the best burger?

best burger harris poll 2016This time it’s respected market research firm Harris Poll wading into the debate.

They’ve named In-N-Out Burger as the best thing since patties were first planted between two halves of a hamburger bun.

Runners-up in the tally included Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Culver’s, Wendy’s, Sonic America’s Drive-In, Whataburger and Steak ‘n Shake.

Several other burger joints ranked below category average in the study. Listed alphabetically, they include Burger King, Carl’s Jr., Checkers/Rally’s, DQ Grill & Chill, Hardee’s, Jack in the Box, McDonald’s and White Castle.

America’s other favorite restaurants

In addition to looking at the burger world, Harris Poll also turned its eye toward other segments of the restaurant industry. Here’s what they found:

Casual Dining Restaurant Brand of the Year

IHOP (International House of Pancakes)

best burger harris poll 2016Chicken Restaurant Brand of the Year     


Coffee & Quick Service Restaurant Brand of the Year     

Dunkin’ Donuts


Pizza Chain Brand of the Year     

Pizza Hut

best burger harris poll 2016Italian Dining Restaurant Brand of the Year     

Olive Garden Italian Restaurants

Sandwich Shop Brand of the Year     


Fast Casual Mexican Restaurant Brand of the Year     

Moe’s Southwest Grill

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