Five Guys Wins Title of America's Favorite Burger Joint

Plus, see which pizza spot topped all the rest.

By Ethan L. Johns
May 25, 2018

Image: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The eastern seaboard may love its Shake Shack, and the West Coast may love its In-N-Out Burger, but America as a whole has something a bit more classic in mind.

According to the Harris Poll’s 2018 EquiTrend Study, which measures the strength and reputation of America’s top brands, Five Guys Burgers & Fries is the king of burgers for the second year running. In 2017, Five Guys broke In-N-Out’s winning streak that lasted for two years.

The EquiTrend survey polled over 77,000 people on a variety of different brand categories. Five Guys won the “Burger Restaurant” category, beating out 16 other chains on its way to the top.

Five Guys is known both for its greasy brown bags filled with overflowing cups of freshly-cut French fries, and for being the preferred hamburger of former President Barack Obama.

Of course, the poll measures more than just America’s favorite burger joints. Taco Bell owns its position as America’s favorite Mexican restaurant. Krispy Kreme is the nation’s favorite coffee shop. The kings of ice cream and frozen yogurt is Ben & Jerry’s. And, ahead of Domino’s and Pizza Hut, Blaze Pizza is America’s favorite pizza chain.

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns