In-N-Out Burger may be your go-to for a monstrous 4x4 burger or your first meal after landing in California, but the cult-favorite cheeseburger purveyor has just been dethroned as America's favorite burger chain, according to the 29th annual EquiTrend Study from The Harris Poll. This year's poll has crowned a new burger king.
Five Guys Burgers and Fries, which also serves hot dog sandwiches, is America's favorite burger chain. The designation comes from Harris Poll surveying more than 100,000 Americans about 4,000 companies, including 90 restaurants.
“[Five Guys] has shed its ‘small regional player’ designation as it expands its footprint and marketing budget, along with its fandom,” said Joan Sinopoli, Harris Poll's vice president of brand solutions, referencing the poll's equity metric that determines rankings.
The poll has the dethroned In-N-Out ranking second, followed by, in order, Shake Shack, Wendy’s, Culver’s, Whataburger, McDonald’s, SONIC America’s Drive-In, Smashburger and Steak ‘n Shake.