It would appear that America has a new burger champion, and it comes as no surprise to D.C.-area residents:
Americans aren't so wild about animal style anymore.Five Guys is really good, as I can personally attest. I've had In-N-Out, and it's pretty good, too, but I am a Five Guys kind of guy in the end. I apparently am not alone:
In-N-Out, which had been the nation's favorite burger chain for the past two years, has just been unseated by Five Guys Burgers and Fries, according to the Harris Poll's annual EquiTrend Study.
This was the first year that Five Guys has achieved the number one spot in the poll.Five Guys focuses on what it does well, and keeps doing it well. OK with me. Hope there's one near you.
The first Five Guys opened in Arlington, Virginia in 1986, and expanded to multiple DC-area locations by 2001.
In 2003, the restaurant started franchising and today there are nearly 1,500 restaurants worldwide.
The chain is known for it's simple red and white decor and similarly streamlined menu. Burgers, hot dogs and fries are the only items on order, in addition to milkshakes and other beverages.
Hat tip to Red State.