We put seven different brands of frozen burgers to the test. Find out which two emerged as the clear favorites.
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If you want a pouch of potato sticks, you can visit pretty much any fast food establishment on the planet. But if it's lunchtime and you want to put a ring on it, you've got to plot out your run a bit more carefully. The ring's the thing that decides many a burger destination.
What if you were choosing your dinner location among the Big Three based on America's favorite side item? Which fast-food french fries actually prove best in a three-way cage match?
In-N-Out, Five Guys, and Shake Shack all have devout followings, but who really makes the best burger? It's a question that's debated far and wide on the internet and beyond, so we here at A Hamburger Today decided to take it upon ourselves to find the answer and declare an official King of the High Quality Fast Food Burger.
Grass-fed beef sure sounds nice (happy cows grazing in happy fields) but does it taste better than grain-fed beef? In this week's Burger Lab, Kenji conducts a double-blind burger tasting to find out.
Kicking off our new burger recipe column, The Burger Lab, J. Kenji Lopez-Alt analyzes eight kinds of beef cuts determined to find the best blend. What makes the difference? The fat content? Texture? Mixing four different cuts? Armed with a boning knife and meat grinder, Kenji finds out.