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The Best Burgers You Can Get at a Fast Food Restaurant

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11. Steak ‘n Shake: Original Double ‘n Cheese Steakburger
> Approximate price: $3.88

Pile two patties, American cheese, pickles, and onions on a ketchup-dressed bun, with tomato, lettuce, mustard and/or mayo as options additions and you’ve got this Indianapolis-based chain’s Double ‘n Cheese Steakburger.

10. Culver’s: Double ButterBurger Cheese
> Approximate price: $4.29

Two patties, two slices of American cheese, red onion, pickles, and ketchup on a buttered, toasted bun — that’s Culver’s Double ButterBurger Cheese.

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9. In-N-Out Burger: Double-Double
> Approximate price: $3.45

This cult-favorite California-born chain, with locations only in the West and Southwest, constructs its Double-Double with two patties, two slices of American cheese, sliced or grilled onions (your choice), lettuce, tomato, and what the company calls its “spread” — a blend of mayo, ketchup, and sweet pickle relish.

8. Five Guys: Hamburger
> Approximate price: $6.99

The standard Five Guys burger is a double patty on a toasted sesame bun with a choice of some 15 toppings — as many as you want — including all the usual garnishes and condiments as well as hot sauce, green peppers, grilled mushrooms, and more.

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7. Wendy’s: Baconator
> Approximate price: $6.59

“Carnivores rejoice!” exhorts the menu in reference to this popular Wendy’s option. Like Dave’s Double (No. 16), it involves two patties adding up to a half-pound of British beef, in this case enhanced with six slices of applewood-smoked bacon, ketchup, and mayo.