This Restaurant Just Dethroned In-N-Out as America's Favorite Burger Joint

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In-N-Out just lost its title as America's favorite burger chain after two years in the top spot.

Arlington, Virginia-based fast food chain Five Guys is America's favorite burger restaurant brand, according to the Harris Poll EquiTrend Brand Index on Tuesday. Shake Shack came in at No. 3, and Wendy's and Culver's rounded out the top five.

The menu is equally simple, offering burgers with various toppings, fries, hot dogs, and soda.

The Harris Poll reached its result after surveying more than 10,000 people aged 15 and above, and Five Guys emerged as the clear victor in this category.

But do you think Five Guys is seriously the best?

"[Five Guys] has shed its "small regional player" designation as it expands its footprint and marketing budget, along with its fandom", said Joan Sinopoli, Harris Poll's vice president of brand solutions, referencing the poll's equity metric that determines rankings. Burger King, Jack in The Box and Carl's Jr. didn't crack the top 10 list.

It has since spread across the country, including to Colorado, and around the world with 1,400 locations. That figure is now 68 percent, with Five Guys reaching 81 percent familiarity among Generation Z and millennials.

Restaurant Brands of the Year in other categories: Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Papa John's Pizza, Subway, Moe's Southwest Grill, The Cheesecake Factory and Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream.

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