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(Time)   Feeling hungry? Here are the 17 most influential burgers of all-time, with an iconic slider at number one   (newsfeed.time.com) divider line 100
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2014-01-18 05:08:02 PM  
Draw your own conclusions:

·  17. The Krusty Burger

·16. The Ghost Burger

·15. The Varsity Burger

·14. The Umami Burger

·13. The Ray's Hell Burger

·12. The Ramen Burger

·11. The MOS Burger

·10. The Jucy Lucy

·9. The Lab-Grown Burger

·8. The Quadruple Bypass Burger

·7. The ShackBurger

·6. The Gardenburger

·5. The Burger King Whopper

·4. The 21 Burger

·3. The In-N-Out Burger

·2. The McDonald's Burger

·1. The White Castle Slider
 
2014-01-18 05:13:45 PM  
#1 The Big Kahuna Burger
 
2014-01-18 05:21:55 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: #1 The Big Kahuna Burger


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2014-01-18 05:30:22 PM  

HawgWild: Eddie Adams from Torrance: #1 The Big Kahuna Burger

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That is a tasty burger.
 
2014-01-18 05:30:24 PM  
This list absolutely fails without the Big Mac. A hamburger is a hamburger. Find me someone who can't recite the Big Mac jingle. Kids do it while jumping rope, and adults remember the commercial so well that they can do it even though they haven't run it in years.

White Castle, aside from the exposure from the Harold and Kumar movie, is a regional favorite. I didn't even have a White Castle burger until I was over 18. In-And-Out burger? Never had one, another regional food. Everybody has either had a Big Mac, seen one, or knows what it is and where to get one.
 
2014-01-18 05:31:51 PM  
Also, deslided.
 
2014-01-18 05:35:30 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Everybody has either had a Big Mac, seen one, or knows what it is and where to get one.


I have never eaten a Big Mac.
 
2014-01-18 05:40:24 PM  
While I was growing up, Jack in the Box burgers were the best. Seriously. Most of the burgers on the list I have never heard of.
 
2014-01-18 05:42:50 PM  
Out of all of those, I've only had McDonald's and Burger King.
 
2014-01-18 05:50:44 PM  

Tellingthem: HawgWild: Eddie Adams from Torrance: #1 The Big Kahuna Burger

[static.fjcdn.com image 318x159]

That is a tasty burger.


And you can buy one at 7:00 AM.
 
2014-01-18 06:07:32 PM  
Stupid list, White Castle just stole the idea from White Manna in NJ (originally the World's Fair in NYC)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9RRsUbDV0U
 
2014-01-18 06:18:36 PM  
#1A -- Royale with cheese.
 
2014-01-18 06:23:09 PM  

Delay: While I was growing up, Jack in the Box burgers were the best. Seriously. Most of the burgers on the list I have never heard of.


Until they tried to kill you.
 
2014-01-18 07:16:08 PM  
Gourmet burgers can be good or they can be meh (The 21 Burger), many high end restaurants offer a version of it.

From that list I've had a Whopper, Slider, In-N-Out, and of course the McDonald's normal burger. I was making Juicy Lucy's back in high school but I've never had one prepared for me at a restaurant. Out of that list I would put In-N-Out on top even though I've only had it once.

Come to the midwest and try a butterburger if you see a Culver's. Also I did like Steak-N-Shake when I was in Missouri.
 
2014-01-18 07:21:28 PM  
Krazy Jim's Blimpy Burger - triple cheese, specifically.

/Did Commander Cody write a song about sliders?  Hell no.
 
2014-01-18 07:25:07 PM  
They left out Whataburger.

Made any damn way you want it, 24/7.

Other than that, the only really influential ones on the list are Whopper, in an out, garden burger, WC, and Micky dee's
 
2014-01-18 07:28:42 PM  
Just what are these burgers influencing, exactly?
 
2014-01-18 07:28:49 PM  
The Garbage Plate is the greatest burger of all time*


*between 1:00 and 3:00 am, drunk off your ass.
 
2014-01-18 07:28:51 PM  

"Ding-dong! May I interject for a second? As a Burger Shack employee for the past three years, if there's one thing I've learned, it's that if you're craving White Castle, the burgers here just don't cut it. In fact, just thinking about those tender little White Castle burgers with those little, itty-bitty grilled onions that just explode in your mouth like flavor crystals every time you bite into one... just makes me want to burn this motherfarker down. COME ON, POOKIE, LET'S BURN THIS MOTHERFARKER DOWN!!!! COME ON POOKIE!!! LET'S BURN IT POOKIE!!!! LET'S BURN THIS MOTHERFARKER DOWN!!!! LET'S BURN IT DOWN!!!! LET'S BURN IT!!!!

...So you guys maybe should just suck it up and go to White Castle."


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2014-01-18 07:30:25 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: This list absolutely fails without the Big Mac.


The list has the Whopper, which is what influenced McDonalds to create the Big Mac- making the Whopper more influential, and more deserving of the spot on the list. The Big Mac is an imitator, even if popular. The original McDonalds burger is rightly on that list, though.

My problem was that most of those burgers were from within the last decade (or the last year) and not particularly influential, just experiments that somebody did somewhere. This blogger very clearly came from the "history began yesterday" school of writers.
 
2014-01-18 07:31:14 PM  
No Camellia Grill Cannibal Burger?

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2014-01-18 07:33:16 PM  

antidisestablishmentarianism: Gourmet burgers can be good or they can be meh (The 21 Burger), many high end restaurants offer a version of it.

From that list I've had a Whopper, Slider, In-N-Out, and of course the McDonald's normal burger. I was making Juicy Lucy's back in high school but I've never had one prepared for me at a restaurant. Out of that list I would put In-N-Out on top even though I've only had it once.

Come to the midwest and try a butterburger if you see a Culver's. Also I did like Steak-N-Shake when I was in Missouri.


I really need to try one of the butterburgers next time I'm in the midwest...and the Juicy Lucy is awesome to the max.

Now thanks to subby I am going to go out and get a burger because I'm hungry and now I really want one.
 
2014-01-18 07:35:13 PM  
9. The Lab-Grown Burger

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Lem and Phil would be proud. ("It tastes like despair.")
 
2014-01-18 07:41:31 PM  
In-N-Out coming to Dallas has changed my eating habits. Now I cannot bear to either eat a lame burger and fries, nor can I make myself pay $12 for a Five Guys. When I do a thrift store crawl I'll make In-N-Out a requisite part of the route. They don't have one within 10 miles of me right now, so my health isn't too badly at risk.

Oh, missing from the list FIVE GUYS!.

antidisestablishmentarianism: Come to the midwest and try a butterburger if you see a Culver's. Also I did like Steak-N-Shake when I was in Missouri.


We have both of those in my area. The ONE CULVERS IN TEXAS is 6 miles west of I-35E in Flower Mound. Middle of farking nowhere in terms of accessability, but they manage to stay in business with locals and desperate Culvers fans who see the billboard on I35E at Round Grove. It didn't stick out in my mind.
 
2014-01-18 07:48:40 PM  
Arrgh y'all need to include locations of these awesome places you're mentioning ITT. Yes, I've heard of Google... vaguely. I just want to know *before* I get my hopes up if there's a chance of visiting one in my near-ish future.

/lives in Baltimore, missed great burgers
//misses great food period
///Baltimore: Eh, It's Good Enough
 
2014-01-18 07:50:33 PM  
Good burgers: Dick's in Seattle ( was there today) and Katsu Burger http://www.katsuburger.com/
 
2014-01-18 07:55:59 PM  
If any y'all in Eastern OK ever, check out Boomerang Diner. Great burgers. Monday is two-for-one. Handmade fried pickles, also. And REAL ranch dressing. From the magic chemical powder.
 
2014-01-18 08:01:31 PM  

wildcardjack: In-N-Out coming to Dallas

...

Went to the one off 635 and 75 when they first came to town because of all the people telling me I absolutely had to have one.  What an metric ton of meh that was.  Sonic or Whataburger beat them handily... and they can't even stand in the same ballpark as Smash Burger.
 
2014-01-18 08:11:46 PM  
Enough about the White Castle sliders, I wanna know where their chicken rings come from.

s2.quickmeme.com
 
2014-01-18 08:24:04 PM  

Click Click D'oh: wildcardjack: In-N-Out coming to Dallas...

Went to the one off 635 and 75 when they first came to town because of all the people telling me I absolutely had to have one.  What an metric ton of meh that was.  Sonic or Whataburger beat them handily... and they can't even stand in the same ballpark as Smash Burger.


If you like bread and mustard you'll love Whataburger. And Smash Burger is in the Five Guys class, not the $6 for a cheeseburger with fries / drink. Sonic's greatest asset are their breakfast burritos ALL DAY LONG.

Next time you're in that neighborhood, go down to Forest. NW corner of Forest and Preston, Beck's Prime. Go spend $16 on a bacon cheeseburger, fries and a soda and tell me that's not a whole messa meh. Like Fuddruckers without the fun of fully dressed and messed fries, and the soda printer.
 
2014-01-18 08:27:43 PM  

wildcardjack: In-N-Out coming to Dallas has changed my eating habits. Now I cannot bear to either eat a lame burger and fries, nor can I make myself pay $12 for a Five Guys. When I do a thrift store crawl I'll make In-N-Out a requisite part of the route. They don't have one within 10 miles of me right now, so my health isn't too badly at risk.

Oh, missing from the list FIVE GUYS!.

antidisestablishmentarianism: Come to the midwest and try a butterburger if you see a Culver's. Also I did like Steak-N-Shake when I was in Missouri.

We have both of those in my area. The ONE CULVERS IN TEXAS is 6 miles west of I-35E in Flower Mound. Middle of farking nowhere in terms of accessability, but they manage to stay in business with locals and desperate Culvers fans who see the billboard on I35E at Round Grove. It didn't stick out in my mind.


Texas has In-N-Out, Whataburger, and Culver's? I might reconsider moving there now.

And they did mention 5 Guys in the article being inspired by In-N-Out.
 
2014-01-18 08:29:20 PM  

brimed03: Arrgh y'all need to include locations of these awesome places you're mentioning ITT. Yes, I've heard of Google... vaguely. I just want to know *before* I get my hopes up if there's a chance of visiting one in my near-ish future.

/lives in Baltimore, missed great burgers
//misses great food period
///Baltimore: Eh, It's Good Enough


Baltimore has great friggin crab cakes.

/Upper Deck, down by the bay.

Great crab cakes. yum
 
2014-01-18 08:31:31 PM  
Ann Arbor, MI... I ate there roughly 8 times per week during one particularly wonderful year when I lived
directly across the street (406 Packard), and I went there every time I was in AA after graduating.
www.blimpyburger.com

Sadly, the owner sold this sliver of land to the UM for 2x the actual value a half year ago or so, and now they're looking for a new location.

"fast food" burgers do not, and can not, compare to local places like this one that a) use fresh unfrozen and quality chuck, and b) are configured such that you are standing there right there within 2 feet of the  cook and fixings guy to let you bark at them get your order exactly right every time. And they bark back, which is fun in itself.

cheers
 
2014-01-18 08:32:04 PM  
Oh, and this whole thread/article is making me want to break my diet and lose my bet.
 
2014-01-18 08:37:52 PM  

wildcardjack: Next time you're in that neighborhood

..

Heh, I office behind the old Humperdinks in Richardson... Miss that Humperdinks...

There's a place on Arapaho near Custer called Burger Island.  Before the new management took over they had the best burger in the city.  Huge too.  Too bad.  I keep trying them to see if they remembered how to make a burger again.  Not terrible... but not what it used to be .
 
2014-01-18 08:39:08 PM  
Frack White Castle, this is Krystal country.
 
2014-01-18 08:39:18 PM  
No Fuddruckers ? Never tried it but at least I've heard of it . Unlike some of the rest of them .
 
2014-01-18 08:44:15 PM  
This thread sounds fat.

/Fatty
//Had a double quarter pounder for dinner tonight
///Judge away
 
2014-01-18 08:52:12 PM  
Big C
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FTW.

Gardenburger? McDonalds tasteless burger? Lab-grown burger?
 
2014-01-18 08:52:31 PM  
Culvers is my new favorite. Menches Brothers in Massillon, OH is also good. I also prefer Krystal over White Castle.
 
2014-01-18 08:55:01 PM  
Umami Burger is the best burger I have ever had. Overpriced and douchey, but still awesome.

/yup. fat.
 
2014-01-18 09:02:15 PM  

Gig103: Stupid list, White Castle just stole the idea from White Manna in NJ (originally the World's Fair in NYC)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9RRsUbDV0U


Did they invent time travel too?  White Manna came from the 1939 World's Fair, White Castle has been around since 1921.
 
2014-01-18 09:02:47 PM  

cptjeff: Adolf Oliver Nipples: This list absolutely fails without the Big Mac.

The list has the Whopper, which is what influenced McDonalds to create the Big Mac- making the Whopper more influential, and more deserving of the spot on the list. The Big Mac is an imitator, even if popular. The original McDonalds burger is rightly on that list, though.


Begs to differ:
www.pingmobile.com
 
2014-01-18 09:04:12 PM  
Not "influential," but the best burgers in Fort Worth can be found at Fred's Cafe or Kincaids.
 
2014-01-18 09:09:32 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Just what are these burgers influencing, exactly?


Healthcare costs.
 
2014-01-18 09:15:09 PM  

Click Click D'oh: wildcardjack: Next time you're in that neighborhood..

Heh, I office behind the old Humperdinks in Richardson... Miss that Humperdinks...

There's a place on Arapaho near Custer called Burger Island.  Before the new management took over they had the best burger in the city.  Huge too.  Too bad.  I keep trying them to see if they remembered how to make a burger again.  Not terrible... but not what it used to be .


Burger Island has a bunch of stores in the area. Check Yelp, maybe it's just yours. My impression of the one at Forest and Webb Chapel is lots of grease, very different toppings.
 
2014-01-18 09:21:20 PM  

antidisestablishmentarianism: Texas has In-N-Out, Whataburger, and Culver's? I might reconsider moving there now.


Not entirely a reason. But you're in Wisconsin. I'd think they'd know how to make a hamburger out of retired dairy cattle.
 
2014-01-18 09:22:09 PM  

RottenEggs: No Fuddruckers ? Never tried it but at least I've heard of it . Unlike some of the rest of them .


Fuddruckers is certainly better than the typical fast food burger. Fresh unfrozen meat, and the burgers are big. They also have a fixing bar that lets you handle all that however you want w/out limits, which is nice. Of course there's a bit of markup for all that. But hey - hamburgers are SERIOUS BUSINESS.
If I'm going for a fast food place locally, it's Whataburger only. McD's/BK burgers do not taste like ground cow to me. Slider places like White Castle are the next level below BK because their target demographic is quite obviously drunk college kids - which makes sense if you've ever tasted one of those greasy pucks....
 
2014-01-18 09:24:28 PM  

brimed03: Arrgh y'all need to include locations of these awesome places you're mentioning ITT. Yes, I've heard of Google... vaguely. I just want to know *before* I get my hopes up if there's a chance of visiting one in my near-ish future.

/lives in Baltimore, missed great burgers
//misses great food period
///Baltimore: Eh, It's Good Enough


I grew up in Baltimore and live fairly close so I'm there fairly often.  Although there's admittedly a dearth of 5 star restaurants and it's not NYC or DC, there's tons of great food there.  If you're looking for a burger chain there's plenty of Five Guys.  I'll admit I don't go to many places just for burgers when I'm there because I'm usually craving something else and you can get a burger anywhere.
Good restaurants really depends on what area you're in but there's plenty of them.

Miss Shirley's or Blue Moon Cafe are favorites for breakfast
Mathews Pizza has excellent pizza
Vacarro's for desserts (Little Italy in general, but my favorite is Amicci's for food)
Atwater's soups is always excellent for sandwiches and soups (and it's in a Belvedere Square, which is a small neighborhood market that sells everything from desserts to nice cheese to italian staples)
Jack's Bistro in Canton is quite good
and of course, Woodberry Kitchen if you want to have a really nice dinner

That's just a few.
 
2014-01-18 09:32:09 PM  

The Loaf: Gig103: Stupid list, White Castle just stole the idea from White Manna in NJ (originally the World's Fair in NYC)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9RRsUbDV0U

Did they invent time travel too?  White Manna came from the 1939 World's Fair, White Castle has been around since 1921.


shiat, I honestly thought White Castle was a 1940s thing, more like In-N-Out or McDonalds.
 
2014-01-18 09:42:27 PM  

Gig103: Stupid list, White Castle just stole the idea from White Manna in NJ (originally the World's Fair in NYC)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9RRsUbDV0U


Remarkable how they managed to steal the idea 18 years before White Manna had it. Although, those burgers do look better than White Castle's.
 
2014-01-18 09:48:22 PM  
you know how I know not a damned one of you has ever eaten at Shake Shack?
 
2014-01-18 09:51:16 PM  
I've been eating White Castle burgers (sliders) for most of my life, I still do.
I definitely remember when they were only 5 cents each. I have a vague recollection of them being only 3 cents.
 
2014-01-18 09:55:42 PM  
No A&W?
 
2014-01-18 10:01:19 PM  
I still love the taste of that one bite out of each McDonald's hamburger (there is sadly only one bite per burger) that captures the perfect blend of mustard, onions and burger. Not the Big Mac or Quarter-pounder; refer to their Hamburger. I have tried ordering them with extra mustard and onion and it's not the same. I realize that now days it's all chemistry but that one bite is magical. So I get two great bites every time I eat there and the rest of the burger(s) is "meh" but they make up for it with good fries and the best Coke fountain service.

/I want In'N'Out in Michigan
//Halo Burger sucks now
///Even The Torch Burger sucks now
 
2014-01-18 10:01:40 PM  
God, I miss Mad Dog & Bean's in Austin, TX. However, I'm sad there is no love for  Griff's. Good, cheap burgers. Fred's is the best place in Fort Worth, although M&O Grill is pretty good as well.
 
2014-01-18 10:05:29 PM  

qlenfg: God, I miss Mad Dog & Bean's in Austin, TX. However, I'm sad there is no love for  Griff's. Good, cheap burgers. Fred's is the best place in Fort Worth, although M&O Grill is pretty good as well.


We went to Griff's a few weeks ago. It wasn't what I remembered.
 
2014-01-18 10:08:26 PM  
I would put Big Mac, Mcd 1/4 pounder with cheese, and Whopper at the top
 
2014-01-18 10:12:45 PM  

MBooda: No Camellia Grill Cannibal Burger?

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They quit serving that in the 1990's, I believe.  In 2008 they increased their burger from 1/4 lb to 1/3 lb. 

wjllope: Ann Arbor, MI... I ate there roughly 8 times per week during one particularly wonderful year when I lived
directly across the street (406 Packard), and I went there every time I was in AA after graduating.
[www.blimpyburger.com image 346x259]
cheers


In-n-Out positively shiats on Blimpy Burger.

Umami Burger is like the Beatles: overrated, overhyped, and people like it because they hegemonically think they're supposed to.
 
2014-01-18 10:23:11 PM  
White Spot Triple-O Burger

/then, not now
 
2014-01-18 10:24:25 PM  
www.cjfoxportraits.com

Probably more influential than the rest put together. Except the old In-N-Out.
 
2014-01-18 10:33:15 PM  

CoonAce: MBooda: No Camellia Grill Cannibal Burger?

[media-cdn.tripadvisor.com image 550x412]

They quit serving that in the 1990's, I believe.


Oh, you can still get it.
 
2014-01-18 10:34:20 PM  
Why is umami on there? Unless you live in a 10mile radius of the place how do you know about it?
 
2014-01-18 10:35:12 PM  
No Tommyburger?? I am outraged.

www.originaltommys.com
 
2014-01-18 10:38:53 PM  

canned scapegoat: White Spot Triple-O Burger

/then, not now


Too regional, I think.
 
2014-01-18 10:49:38 PM  

baconbeard: canned scapegoat: White Spot Triple-O Burger

/then, not now

Too regional, I think.


Pity.
 
2014-01-18 10:52:01 PM  
Headline: OF ALL TIME!
3 of 4 slides: past 2 years!
 
2014-01-18 10:54:33 PM  
 
2014-01-18 11:27:03 PM  

wildcardjack: Click Click D'oh: wildcardjack: In-N-Out coming to Dallas...

Went to the one off 635 and 75 when they first came to town because of all the people telling me I absolutely had to have one.  What an metric ton of meh that was.  Sonic or Whataburger beat them handily... and they can't even stand in the same ballpark as Smash Burger.

If you like bread and mustard you'll love Whataburger. And Smash Burger is in the Five Guys class, not the $6 for a cheeseburger with fries / drink. Sonic's greatest asset are their breakfast burritos ALL DAY LONG.

Next time you're in that neighborhood, go down to Forest. NW corner of Forest and Preston, Beck's Prime. Go spend $16 on a bacon cheeseburger, fries and a soda and tell me that's not a whole messa meh. Like Fuddruckers without the fun of fully dressed and messed fries, and the soda printer.


If you want a good burger in Dallas, go to Jake's.  Dallas has some great burger joints but Jake's is my favorite.
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2014-01-18 11:28:14 PM  

Lorelle: No Tommyburger?? I am outraged.


Tommyburger on Clairemont Mesa blvd in San Diego has the best chili cheese dog I have ever eaten.

Soooo good
 
2014-01-18 11:40:08 PM  

Mugato: Tellingthem: HawgWild: Eddie Adams from Torrance: #1 The Big Kahuna Burger

[static.fjcdn.com image 318x159]

That is a tasty burger.

And you can buy one at 7:00 AM.


Ohhh. That's that Ha-whyan burger place right?
 
2014-01-18 11:43:56 PM  
TFA: [THE BURGER KING WHOPPER:]  introduced in 1957, was the fast food industry's first gimmick burger-developed as a premium alternative to McDonald's, Wendy's, and others. Burger King's stunt inspired its competitors to create their own "deluxe" versions. Among them: the McDonald's Big Mac.

Author is a dumbass, and likely well under 40. The Big Mac didn't show up until a DECADE later than the Whopper, and Wendy's wasn't founded for another year or two after that.

/TIME, how far you have fallen...

/List fails without Big Boy (the real prototype for Big Mac), 1937.
 
2014-01-18 11:51:08 PM  
i1207.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-18 11:52:55 PM  
Recently tried 5 Guys and I get the hype.
The Culvers by me is great. I'd put their mushroom/Swiss burger up against any other restaurant.
Had the Elvis and the Double Bypass at The Vortex in Atlanta and both were a-farking-mazing!
Never a White Castle fan and the only Krystal I've been to was utter shiat.
Hot-N-Now was good in the beginning, back when they had $0.25 burgers. Then Pepsi bought them and they all went straight down hill.

/eaten a lot of burgers
//fat
 
2014-01-18 11:53:40 PM  
1895 Baby!

118 years ago
 
2014-01-19 12:20:46 AM  
This article was unfortunately named. Though an interesting list, and I bear no ill will against any of these creations, a majority of the burgers on the "most influential" list only appears in the last decade or so. That's not what, "most influential," means. So an interesting though arbitrary assortment of burgers poorly represented by Time magazine.
 
2014-01-19 12:21:28 AM  

stonelotus: [i1207.photobucket.com image 400x291]


Back in the 1980s, In N Out used to distribute these bumper stickers, but stopped doing so after people kept cutting off the "B" and the second "R."

nationalmarkingproducts.com
 
2014-01-19 12:43:07 AM  
Let me slide this in right here.

www.heartbreakrecoverykitchen.com

\hot
 
2014-01-19 12:47:36 AM  

oxycodon: Let me slide this in right here.



\hot


Now that is some Hair of the Dog.
 
2014-01-19 01:17:05 AM  

wildcardjack: antidisestablishmentarianism: Texas has In-N-Out, Whataburger, and Culver's? I might reconsider moving there now.

Not entirely a reason. But you're in Wisconsin. I'd think they'd know how to make a hamburger out of retired dairy cattle.


Phoenix has In-N-Out, Whataburger, Culver's, and 5 Guys to boot.
 
2014-01-19 01:31:17 AM  
Not a bad list. Some I know, others sound reasonable given the descriptions.

I would have included Hilo's contribution, the Loco Moco. Today the best are at Café 100, but it can be found mainland, too. http://www.cafe100.com/the-loco-moco.html
 
2014-01-19 01:32:25 AM  

Lorelle: stonelotus: [i1207.photobucket.com image 400x291]

Back in the 1980s, In N Out used to distribute these bumper stickers, but stopped doing so after people kept cutting off the "B" and the second "R."

[nationalmarkingproducts.com image 370x252]


we used to take the "Follow Me Herb" stickers from Burger King and change them to "Blow Me Herb".
 
2014-01-19 03:07:28 AM  
'Getting a kick' ... because I just pulled two burgers off the grill.
/Yeah, It's 1AM so what?!?! Don't judge me!
 
2014-01-19 03:13:23 AM  
I'm a fan of Fatburger.
 
2014-01-19 05:10:02 AM  

Jimmysolson: I've been eating White Castle burgers (sliders) for most of my life, I still do.


I used to drive an hour to the one nearest me back when I was single.

Best I ever had was at the Old Town Bar in Manhattan, which also has gigantic century-old urinals.

Five Guys is good enough that it should be on the list someplace. Too many gimmick burgers on the list.
 
2014-01-19 05:20:59 AM  

wildcardjack: We have both of those in my area. The ONE CULVERS IN TEXAS is 6 miles west of I-35E in Flower Mound. Middle of farking nowhere in terms of accessability, but they manage to stay in business with locals and desperate Culvers fans who see the billboard on I35E at Round Grove. It didn't stick out in my mind.


For the record Texas is a little bit bigger than the little world you seem to live in.  A simple google map search shows 3 in the Dallas area alone.  There also appears to be 3 in and around Houston, 1 in San Antonio, and we have 2 here in Austin.

Speaking of Austin, we've got In-and-Out, 5 Guys, Culver's, Whataburger, Steak N Shake and of course the national chains Burger King, McDonalds, Ruckfarkers, Wendy's, etc.  There are countless other awesome burger chains like P.Terry's, Hat Creek, Elevation Burger, Mighty Fine, Freddy's, Dan's/Fran's.  Probably 100 other good places to grab a burger too.  The one burger I miss from back home (Chicago) is White Castle.  Nothing like it that I've found here.

/Also the pizza here is awful though and I'm not a deep dish guy either.  Just bad regular pizza.
 
2014-01-19 06:01:06 AM  

ERNesbitt: 9. The Lab-Grown Burger

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Lem and Phil would be proud. ("It tastes like despair.")


That was a good show!
 
2014-01-19 06:09:12 AM  
Never understand White Castle infatuation. Tried them twice and horrible both times; just tasteless as if made from soybeans. Even tried their frozen burgers once (had coupon, so thought wth - not much different from fresh).
 
2014-01-19 06:34:41 AM  

BraFish: The one burger I miss from back home (Chicago) is White Castle. Nothing like it that I've found here.


I was going to recommend Krystal, bu tit looks like they've closed all of their Texas branches since I was last there.
 
2014-01-19 07:27:15 AM  
1. The White Castle Slider

Slides in, slides out

/kasploosh
 
2014-01-19 07:34:50 AM  

GrizzledVeteran: TFA: [THE BURGER KING WHOPPER:]  introduced in 1957, was the fast food industry's first gimmick burger-developed as a premium alternative to McDonald's, Wendy's, and others. Burger King's stunt inspired its competitors to create their own "deluxe" versions. Among them: the McDonald's Big Mac.

Author is a dumbass, and likely well under 40. The Big Mac didn't show up until a DECADE later than the Whopper, and Wendy's wasn't founded for another year or two after that.

/TIME, how far you have fallen...

/List fails without Big Boy (the real prototype for Big Mac), 1937.


In truth (see my post further up-thread). It's not like the author could have gone to Wikipedia or anything. It's obvious he didn't live through it.
 
2014-01-19 09:11:42 AM  

wjllope: Slider places like White Castle are the next level below BK because their target demographic is quite obviously drunk college kids - which makes sense if you've ever tasted one of those greasy pucks....


obviously you haven't tasted those "greasy pucks" either, cause white castle sliders are not greasy...at all.
 
2014-01-19 09:51:41 AM  

wildcardjack: FIVE GUYS!


Thank you. Faith in humanity slightly restored.
 
2014-01-19 10:02:48 AM  
The Whopper is the only burger from the "Big 3" (McD's/BK/Wendy's) I will eat anymore. It's loaded with fat, sodium, and the tears of little children, and that just makes it 100% YUM. I love their original chicken sandwiches more than the Whopper, though.

CSB: I discovered In-N-Out burger thanks to a web story on its secret menu. Being from the East Coast, I despaired. But after a few months, I found myself booking a flight to Tucson for unrelated reasons. Emailing my contact there, I innocently asked, "Um...is there an In-N-Out Burger anywhere near Tucson?" I received a reply almost immediately: "Heh. We have three. The one by the airport seems to cater to East Coasters flying in just to have a burger. I'll make reservations."  I went nuts on the secret menu items. The counter staff were amused. /CSB

That being said, the pain of not having any In-N-Out Burgers closer to me than Dallas is lessened by having a Five Guys' less than three miles from my front door.
 
2014-01-19 11:35:43 AM  
NobleHam:
I was going to recommend Krystal, bu tit looks like they've closed all of their Texas branches since I was last there.

I've tried Krystal when I go to Atlanta.  They are good, but I prefer White Castle.  I'm sure people that grew up with Krystal prefer them over WC.  Are there places out there where one can choose both?  Lucky bastards.

Awesome, it's now 10:35 and I'm starving for a burger.
 
2014-01-19 12:21:59 PM  
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2014-01-19 12:49:10 PM  

Krieghund: Phoenix has In-N-Out, Whataburger, Culver's, and 5 Guys to boot.


Don't forget Smashburger, Fatburger, and even a Fuddruckers, all of which are better than 5-Guys and cost about the same.
 
2014-01-19 01:48:03 PM  

Madbassist1: wjllope: Slider places like White Castle are the next level below BK because their target demographic is quite obviously drunk college kids - which makes sense if you've ever tasted one of those greasy pucks....

obviously you haven't tasted those "greasy pucks" either, cause white castle sliders are not greasy...at all.


I have. Maybe your local WC has better cooks than the one I went to. Once. cheers
 
2014-01-19 04:47:02 PM  

Boo_Guy: 1. The White Castle Slider

Slides in, slides out

/kasploosh


With extra gaseous goodness!
 
2014-01-19 11:41:23 PM  

BraFish: NobleHam:
I was going to recommend Krystal, bu tit looks like they've closed all of their Texas branches since I was last there.

I've tried Krystal when I go to Atlanta.  They are good, but I prefer White Castle.  I'm sure people that grew up with Krystal prefer them over WC.  Are there places out there where one can choose both?  Lucky bastards.

Awesome, it's now 10:35 and I'm starving for a burger.


A little late, but yeah, there are some overlapping markets. Nashville has both. It used to be the only place where you could get both, but I think there are a couple of others now around the Dixie line.
 
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