Consumer Reports: In-N-Out Best Burger

September 8, 2010

The new issue of Consumers Reports confirms what almost anybody in California, Nevada, Utah, or Arizona already knows: In-N-Out makes the best burger. [Consumer Reports]

The magazine surveyed 28,000 online subscribers and asked them to rate the burgers at 18 fast food restaurants. In-N-Out came out on top.

Ranked near the bottom: Wendy’s and Burger King.

Ranked at the very bottom: McDonald’s. Here’s the review of the Golden Arches:

“The basic burger was one 3.5-ounce patty with pickle slices, bits of chopped raw onion, and a dab of ketchup and mustard, served on a lightly browned bun. The meat tasted mild and more greasy than beefy. It was easier to bite through than the Five Guys patty and was uniformly round and brownish-gray. The major flavor came from the toppings. The bun was airy and bland.”

In-N-Out restaurants can be found locally in Santa Maria and Atascadero. A new Arroyo Grande location is set to open later this year.



  1. fat chance says:

    I still like Virgils burger….thats some oldtimer stuff….in and out burgers are pretty tasty:-)

  2. Cindy says:

    The best burgers in Atascadero are found next to the Sunken Gardens at Sylvesters.

  3. CCWheelers says:

    I would agree with this survey. I also like the Carl’s Jr. 6 Dollar Burgers. (Yum….)
    However… My favorite Burger places are independent mom and pop “Walk Ups”.
    I love a real good teriyaki burger. (Great, now I’m hungry…)
    ( ‘;’ )

  4. Paso_Guy says:

    I was under the impression that most visitors to this site are vegans and wouldn’t have much interest in this shocking article

    • BeenThereDoneThat says:

      Well you know what they say about assume. Now pass one of those delicious burgers. I LOVE meat.

      • Paso_Guy says:

        looks like you assumed that i said assume

        • BeenThereDoneThat says:

          You remind me of Michael Stivic’s characters nickname from “All in the Family”. The one that Archie called him.

    • jeremy fisher says:

      Now, now Paso_ Guy, let’s not profile! HAHAHA

Comments are closed.