Sometimes you are work trying to figure out what to have for lunch and you wish you could slap a piece of meat on a hot grill and wait just long enoug for the blood to stop flowing, but not to long so as the inside is still a bright living red. Then you remember that you don't have a grill, or charcoal, or the time for a proper bbq, or even time to get across town to your favorite butcher shop. So you settle.
Life, after all, is about settling.
So you walk down the block and you find your favorite double bacon cheese burger and wash it down with a coke and some chips, as the british call them.
So where are the good places to get fast food burgers You ask. Well let me tell you something.
Anatomy of a great burger
The first thing to notice is the ratios. look at the meat to cheese to 'other stuff' ratio. The meat takes up almost half the space. This is ideal. If you have bacon you would wan the bacon to take over about a third of the space.
The old standby. The burgers are consistent from location to location and typically has more salt than a slat-lick.
Who uses square patties anyways?
Burger King is another option. They have the charbroiled flavor down to a science. I like that they use ketchup and mayo.
Carl's Jr.'s Six dollar burgers are great, i mean for like 5 buck you get a six dollar burger. it doesn't get better than that. (btw, because of inflation, those are now more like ten dollar burgers.)
Take something awesome (six dollar burger) + avocado + bacon = the best burger ever!
Five guys has come through and they know how to make a mean burger.
In and Out is still the champion when it comes to straight ahead burgers.
A Hardies burger. i like their buns.
Pearls Deluxe burgers makes some killer Buffalo burgers. Combine that with a side of garlic fries and you will be in ecstasy.
In and Out does this cool thing where they put as many patties and cheese slices in between two pieces of bread and call it a X x X...in this case it looks like a 20 x 20.
Again with the square patties. At least this one has the decency of having bacon.
The greasiest non greasy spoon burger...Sonics. try it with fires and a shake and you are guaranteed to have a coronary.
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