Right now most fast food burgers are either delivered or picked up and brought home. That extra time in a car means they may not taste as good as they would if you were sitting in the restaurant. To test that theory, someone ordered burgers from a bunch of different places and ranked them. Here are the results:
1. Five Guys. They wrap their burgers in aluminum foil, which keeps the juices in. It also seemed to keep the burger hot longer.
2. Wendy’s. Their paper-and-aluminum wrappers help keep the juices and flavor in. Though it might make the lettuce a little gross.
3. In-N-Out. If you pick up, there’s an option to get it in a box instead of a bag. That means less steam to make your burger soggy.
4. Jack in the Box. Some of their bigger burgers come in thick paper boxes that hold in the heat. So, if you can, opt for those.
5. McDonald’s. Burgers like their Quarter Pounder come in a box that helps insulate it. Skip the Big Mac though. The extra travel time plays havoc with the middle bun.
6. Burger King. It wasn’t the worst, but also not great. (It seems like the person who wrote this story hates Burger King in general. So, keep that in mind.)
7. Carl’s Jr. This was ranked the worst by far. The burger was lukewarm by the time the author got it, and the whole burger was one big mess.