​This Is the Best Burger Chain in the U.S., According to Americans

By Amber 0

Here’s what the results found: Five Guys was named the Burger Restaurant Brand of the Year by the people surveyed, beating In-N-Out Burger, which had held the title for two years. The next best-ranked burger spots were Shake Shack, Wendy’s, Culver’s, Whataburger, McDonald’s, SONIC America’s Drive-In, Smashburger, and Steak ‘n Shake.

Researchers found that McDonald’s was the most familiar restaurant to people who were surveyed but, yeah, they weren’t even voted as being in the top five places where you can grab a burger.

“The burger brand category has become less fragmented, as regional brands expand and become available in more parts of the country,” Joan Sinopoli, vice president of brand solutions at The Harris Poll, said in a press release. “This is certainly the case with Five Guys, who has shed its ‘small regional player’ designation as it expands its footprint and marketing budget along with its fandom, which is a tremendous contributor to brand equity.”

Among the other winners: The Cheesecake Factory was voted as the best casual dining restaurant, Chick-fil-A was the best chicken restaurant, and Starbucks was deemed the best place to grab coffee.

So, if you’re looking for a burger place near you to satisfy your craving, you know where to go. (Or, if you’d like to make them yourself, check out our favorite burger recipes.)

[via menshealth]