What Burger Chain is The Greatest of All Time? Rank Them Now!

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Nothing says America like a classic burger chain! The way some of these chains have their restaurants set up might even make you feel like you're back in the 1950s. The best restaurants aren't just about the quality of the food, but the service and atmosphere as well.

Burgers chains usually do a pretty good job on the hospitality end. A trip to get a burger and a milkshake is an entire experience on it's own-- that's why you and your friends always post it on up on the 'gram. Don't worry, we're all guilty of it!

What are some of your favorite burger chains? We put together a list of some of our favorites, you'd probably agree! So go ahead and take a look, ranking your top choices.

Shake Shack

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Shake Shack is a modern day roadside burger stand that will definitely satisfy all your cravings.

In-N-Out Burger

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In-N-Out Burger has been serving high quality burgers, fries, and shakes since 1948.

Steak 'n Shake

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This famous burger joint is home to the original Steakburger since 1934.

Red Robin

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Red Robin is famously known for their gourmet-style burgers.

Five Guys

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This chain prides themselves on the quality of their hamburgers, hotdogs, and fries.

Johnny Rockets

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Johnny Rockets not only makes excellent burgers, but has a fun 1950s diner-style environment for its patrons.


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Founded in Texas in 1950, Whataburger is one of the top fast food chains in America.

Sonic Drive-In

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Sonic is modeled as a drive-in fast-food restaurant, promising great food and an interactive experience.

Carl's Jr.

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Beginning as a hotdog cart in the streets of LA, Carl's Jr. now has many restaurants across North America.

White Castle

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Famous for it's tiny square hamburgers, White Castle has been an American favorite since 1921.