As per the 2010 Zagat fast-food survey announced on Monday, West coast favorite In-N-Out Burger was deposed by Virginia-based burger chain Five Guys, by being voted the best burger in the nation. Five Guys’ fries were voted second, behind McDonald’s.
According to an annual “Fast Food” online consult that enclosed 97 quick food bondage as well as 39 full use chains, a little 6,500 people voted in favor of Five Guys Burgers. The survey covered 136 fast-foods and full-service chains nationwide. Five Guys has about 500 chains open in the US. The survey found that In-N-Out Burger, Wendy’s, Burger King, and McDonald’s all had the next best burgers after Five Guys, respectively.
Five Guys, which has stores mostly along the East Coast and Midwest, has won numerous awards, including “Number One Burger” from the Washingtonian Magazine, and “Best Hamburger” from The Pitt News. Meanwhile, the best fast food fries can be found at McDonald’s, while the best milkshake can be found at Dairy Queen, the survey found.
6,518 people who ate at chain outlets on average 10.7 times per month were surveyed, rating everything from chicken and cheeseburgers to smoothies and seafood. Five Guys also took second place for the best French fries in America behind McDonald’s. The Washington City Paper points out that In-N-Out Burger placed first in the Top Food category amongst large chains, while Five Guys only finished fourth. They also note that In-N-Out only has a little over 200 stores, compared to Five Guys and their 600 restaurants.
Tim Zagat, a CEO of Zagat Survey, pronounced in a statement, “We know that these bondage fool around a critical purpose in stuff oneself a population”. “That’s a reason because you undertook this consult as well as because you hold a formula have been so important.” Wendy’s was this year’s Top Food champion, ranked during a tip in a mega-chain category that has been bondage with 5,000 or some-more locations open. Panera Bread was voted as a tip vast sequence restaurant, a single with 5,000 or reduction locations open. Panera was additionally voted as carrying most appropriate salads.
Following are the other highlights of the survey:
Best Burger: Five Guys, In-N-Out Burger, Wendy’s, Burger King and McDonald’s.
Best French Fries: McDonald’s, Five Guys, In-N-Out Burger, Wendy’s and Burger King
Best Milkshakes: Dairy Queen, Cold Stone, Sonic Drive-In, Chick-fil-A and Ben & Jerry’s
- Best Fried Chicken: Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)
- Best Grilled Chicken: Chick-fil-A
- Best Fish: Long John Silver’s
- Best Salads: Panera Bread Co.
- Most Child-Friendly: McDonald’s
- Best Steak: Outback Steakhouse
- Best Pasta: Maggiano’s
- Best Breakfast: Cracker Barrel
- Best Seafood: Bonefish Grill
- Best Desserts: The Cheesecake Factory
- Most Child-Friendly: Chuck E. Cheese’s
For more results, visit www.zagat.com