Today Zagat released the results for their 2011 Fast Food Survey (mildly different from last year's results) compiled from over 6,000 responses. Five Guys got first place for best large fast food chain, while McDonald's came in second for best mega fast food chain behind Subway. Here are some of the burger-related categories:

Best Fast Food Burger

1. Five Guys
2. In-N-Out Burger
3. Wendy's
4. Burger King
5. McDonald's

Best Full Service Burger

1. Red Robin
2. Steak 'n Shake
3. Cheesecake Factory
4. Chili's Grill & Bar
5. Ruby Tuesday

Best Fast Food French Fries

1. McDonald's
2. Five Guys
3. Wendy's
4. In-N-Out Burger
5. Chick-fil-A

Best Value Menu

1. McDonald's
2. Wendy's
3. Taco Bell
4. Burger King
5. Sonic Drive-In

Best Drive-Thru

1. McDonald's
2. Chick-fil-A / Sonic Drive-In (tied)
3. In-N-Out Burger
4. Wendy's
5. Starbucks

Top Food (Large Chain)

1. In-N-Out Burger
2. Chick-fil-A
3. Papa Murphy's
4. Five Guys
5. Chipotle Mexican Grill

Top Food (Mega Chain)

1. Wendy's
2. Subway
3. KFC
4. Pizza Hut
5. Burger King

About the author: Robyn Lee is the editor of A Hamburger Today and takes many of the photos for Serious Eats. She'll also doodle cute stuff when necessary. Read more from Robyn at her personal food blog, The Girl Who Ate Everything.


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