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Consumer Reports Ranks Fast-Food Burgers.

September 8, 2010

In-N-Out Burger and Five Guys Burgers and Fries shared the crown for offering the best-tasting burger in a recently published online survey conducted by Consumer Reports magazine.

The survey, which ranked hamburgers at 18 fast-food restaurant chains, also found that burger giants McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s performed near or at the bottom of the taste-test pack.

The survey polled 28,000 Consumer Reports subscribers to determine the best and worst burgers around the country.

The burgers, ranked from best to worst on a scale of 1 to 10, were as follows:

  1. In-N-Out Burger, 7.9
  2. Five Guys Burgers and Fries, 7.9
  3. Fuddruckers, 7.7
  4. Burgerville, 7.6
  5. Back Yard Burgers, 7.6
  6. Culver’s Frozen Custard, 7.5
  7. Whataburger, 7.3
  8. Hardee’s, 7.2
  9. Carl’s Jr., 6.9
  10. Checkers Drive-In, 6.9
  11. White Castle, 6.7
  12. Wendy’s, 6.6
  13. Sonic Drive-In, 6.6
  14. A&W Restaurant, 6.5
  15. Krystal, 6.3
  16. Burger King, 6.3
  17. Jack in the Box, 6.3
  18. McDonald’s, 5.6

In August, Zagat Survey released a study ranking the best restaurant chains in the United States. The online survey polled 6,518 respondents and rated Five Guys and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers as having the best burgers in the fast food and full-service categories, respectively.

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