OK, so technically the Germans invented the burger, but it was Americans who perfected it and, later, mass-produced it. Mostly, Good Stuff keeps the menu simple. Oh, and if you like fries, this is the spot for you. Vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry shakes made with all-natural Boulder Ice Cream are a solid dessert option, though good luck having room after those fries. 25,000 in total! For our purposes, we’re separating Hardee’s and its sibling, Carl’s Jr. Opened in 1921, White Castle has thrived in the Midwest for almost 100 years. A year after the first store opened, a fifth son was born. Sign up to receive texts from Restaurant Business on news and insights that matter to your brand. There are now almost 300 In-N-Out spots serving its signature "Animal-style," and that “secret” menu has spread beyond California to Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and Texas. Legend has it that founder Walt Anderson came up with the concept for the mini-burgers the chain is famous for while working as a short-order cook. They're inexpensive, pretty fast and oh-so-delectable. While the menu is pretty big, I suggest the bacon cheddar burger. Each of their burgers is made to order and placed on a homemade bun. Your email address will not be published. The burger segment grew sales 4.1% in 2019, while unit growth was flat. It's a bit pricier, but with that much bacon, who cares? First, you select a beef, turkey, or chicken patty. He claims to have come up with the menu in "exactly nine minutes" on a napkin, which still hangs in current CEO Randy Garutti's office. And don’t forget to order the Cajun-seasoned fries, and grab some free peanuts while you wait. The chain's tavern double burger has to be near the top of my list. These are the highest-grossing burger chains among Technomic's Top 250. Wash it all down with milkshakes like the vanilla ice cream-filled banana foster or the vegan mint chocolate cookies & cream. #SpoonTip: Can't decide what to order? The first of the current 18 Bobby’s Burger Palace locations (across Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.) was launched in Lake Grove, Long Island, a pit-stop on the way to chef Flay’s Hamptons home. But Larkburger is changing all that. Why? "I hope our competitors keep promoting those healthy products, and we will keep promoting our big, juicy delicious burgers.". OK, guess it's not so secret anymore. A chain that only West Coasters get to enjoy. Steak ‘n Shake closes another 13 locations, Applebee’s franchisee Flynn Restaurant Group is bidding to buy NPC International, Earnings roundup: Red Robin, Cracker Barrel, J. Alexander’s, Chuy’s, Marriott, Why third-party delivery worked for Papa John’s, Franchisee Carrols may give up its right to buy Burger King units. For a guy who finished in fifth place on Top Chef, Spike Mendelsohn sure does have the career of a winner. Signature burger: Just a straight-up hamburger. Pick Hamburger, Cheeseburger, Baconburger, and Cheese Baconburger. When Troy Smith saw the success of the car-to-kitchen intercom system, he ditched interest in his other restaurants, including diners and steakhouses.

Five Guys Opening In NEX. You better go to BurgerFi hungry, because most of the burgers on the menu come with two Angus patties. It has four patties, four slices of cheese, bacon and special sauce — as well as 2,500 mg of sodium and 175 mg of cholesterol.