I'm going to ask you a controversial question, so stay calm and let's try to not make this too heated. You ready? Here it goes... Who do you think does the best burger in America?
We all have our own personal opinions as to which burger chain throughly fulfils our carnivorous needs, but no matter what your preference, every year an annual Harris Poll puts us all in our place by ranking burger brands across the United States on familiarity, quality, and how likely respondents would consider purchasing items.
The results give us a look into which brands are the most highly regarded across all sectors in America, from air travel to television networks. But this years outcome has left a bad taste in many American's mouths. Not to mention it had many Californians simply outraged. The results of the poll revealed that after two years on the top spot, reigning champion In-N-Out Burger has been beaten out by rising star, Five Guys Burgers and Fries.
While many would insist that the subject of burgers couldn't possibly cause that much dissension, they would be wrong. In fact, In-N-Out Burger fans are fuming with the verdict, with hundreds taking to social media to vent their disgust. In-N-Out Burger is the pride and joy of California, where the chain originally began and is still primarily based. So it will come as no surprise to anyone that many of the tweets come from residents of the western state.
One wrote: "New poll says #FiveGuys is America's favorite burger chain..if that's the case, I'm not American,I'm Californian. @innoutburger is #1 errday," while another angrily commented: "not only are y'all disrespectful for lying to the public but you're also disrespectful for using that pic to represent In-N-Out".
Inevitably though, the In-N-Out haters came out of the closet, with one posting: "I will never forgive society for convincing me that In-N-Out burgers were a big deal," and another writing: "It is mind-boggling how much better Five Guys is than In-N-Out."
Hey, every burger fiend is entitled to his or her own opinion. But it seems this explosive disagreement is one that is going to carry on for quite some time. See you same time, same place, next year burger-lovers.