Gone are the bleak times when the burger options at a restaurant were confined merely to "hamburger" and "cheeseburger."
In this golden age of culinary creativity, menus brim with inventive pairings and flavors, giving diners an extensive palette to craft their perfect burger experience.
With a veritable feast of choices, pinpointing the finest quick-service restaurant chain for the ultimate burger isn't merely a matter of preference.
Enjoy's seasoned editors, in collaboration with a discerning panel of burger enthusiasts, embarked on a quest to identify the unsurpassed selections gracing these menus.
Our readers then had their say, casting votes for the burgers they hold dear.
Here's a mouthwatering look at the 9 best fast food burgers, each a testament to taste and innovation.
No. 9: SuperSONIC Double Cheeseburger - Sonic Drive-In
Sonic's SuperSONIC Double Cheeseburger stands as a monument to classic flavors, boasting two juicy beef patties nestled with molten cheese, all elegantly balanced with mayo and ketchup on a toasted brioche bun.
An experience that lives up to its name, Super indeed!
No. 8: Western Bacon Cheeseburger - Carl's Jr. and Hardee's
In a bold culinary tribute to the Wild West, Hardee's and Carl's Jr. present the Western Bacon Cheeseburger.
Two crispy onion rings, a pair of smoky bacon strips, a slice of American cheese, and a splash of tangy BBQ sauce dance atop a charbroiled all-beef patty, all served on a seeded bun.
No. 7: Whopper - Burger King
A timeless classic since 1957, Burger King's Whopper continues to reign, with over two billion sold annually.
A delectable harmony of flame-grilled beef, fresh tomatoes, lettuce, mayo, pickles, ketchup, and sliced onions - this culinary marvel sits regally on a sesame seed bun.
No. 6: Double Double - In-N-Out Burger
The fame of In-N-Out's Double Double perhaps lies in the perfect blend of two freshly baked buns, two slices of American cheese, dual 100% American beef patties, complemented by onions, tomato, lettuce, and a secret spread recipe that's remained unchanged since 1948.
A taste of tradition in every bite!
No. 5: ButterBurger Cheese, Double - Culver's Wisconsin's
Culver's entices with a variety of tempting offerings, but it's the double ButterBurger Cheese that's won many hearts.
With its fresh, never-frozen beef, tailor-made burgers, and satisfying taste, it's no wonder Enjoy's contributor Emily Thompson declares them "the best."
No. 4: Double Meat Whataburger - Whataburger
Hailing from Texas, where size matters, Whataburger serves up an indulgent double helping of never-frozen beef on a generous bun.
Accompanied by tomato, lettuce, onions, pickles, and mustard, the Double Meat Whataburger is a feast for the true burger aficionado.
No. 3: Cheeseburger - Five Guys
Five Guys has amassed legions of followers for its hand-formed burgers grilled to perfection.
Two fresh patties are lovingly placed on a toasted sesame seed bun, with the freedom to add as many toppings as desired.
The use of peanut oil and coolers instead of freezers only adds to its appeal.
No. 2: Papa Burger - A&W
A&W's Papa Burger is a comforting classic, delivering two 100% beef patties and dual slices of American cheese, adorned with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and their unique Papa Sauce on a lightly toasted bun.
A must-try, ideally paired with A&W's legendary root beer.
No. 1: BBQ Rodeo Burger - BurgerFi
BurgerFi, since 2011, has crafted masterpieces like the BBQ Rodeo Burger, a wild ride of flavor with charred jalapeños, pepper jack cheese, crispy haystack onions, and Memphis sweet BBQ sauce over two patties of natural Angus beef.
A taste that's bound to elicit a joyful "yeehaw!" from satisfied diners.