Where it is: Chicago, IL
How many are there? Five, in Chicago and Skokie.
The deal: Secret sauce? Check. Secret menu? Check. And let us let you in on another secret: M Burger is giving In-N-Out a run for its money. OK, so it’s not that big of a secret, at least not to Chicagoans, who flock to this burger joint for its impressive menu of In-N-Out-style burgers, fries, vegetarian options (wow!), and thick milkshakes. For those of us who don’t live in the Western half of the country, M Burger is a welcome alternative to flying three hours to get our fix.
Adam Lapetina is the partnerships editor at Thrillist, and wishes for a world where everyone gets a pastrami burger. Read his musings at @adamlapetina.