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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 19
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2014-01-18 05:13:45 PM  
6 votes:
#1 The Big Kahuna Burger
2014-01-18 07:30:25 PM  
4 votes:

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 07:28:42 PM  
4 votes:
Just what are these burgers influencing, exactly?
2014-01-18 05:30:24 PM  
4 votes:
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 05:21:55 PM  
3 votes:

Eddie Adams from Torrance: #1 The Big Kahuna Burger


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2014-01-18 09:02:47 PM  
2 votes:

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:
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2014-01-18 07:25:07 PM  
2 votes:
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 05:40:24 PM  
2 votes:
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 10:35:12 PM  
1 votes:
No Tommyburger?? I am outraged.

www.originaltommys.com
2014-01-18 10:23:11 PM  
1 votes:
White Spot Triple-O Burger

/then, not now
2014-01-18 09:22:09 PM  
1 votes:

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 08:31:31 PM  
1 votes:
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 07:50:33 PM  
1 votes:
Good burgers: Dick's in Seattle ( was there today) and Katsu Burger http://www.katsuburger.com/
2014-01-18 07:41:31 PM  
1 votes:
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 07:28:51 PM  
1 votes:

"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 07:28:49 PM  
1 votes:
The Garbage Plate is the greatest burger of all time*


*between 1:00 and 3:00 am, drunk off your ass.
2014-01-18 07:16:08 PM  
1 votes:
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 05:42:50 PM  
1 votes:
Out of all of those, I've only had McDonald's and Burger King.
2014-01-18 05:31:51 PM  
1 votes:
Also, deslided.
 
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