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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 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
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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?

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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

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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
webzoom.freewebs.com
 
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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