Home  >  Ink

Ink

Burger Battle Round 1: Kincaid’s vs. Whataburger

Posted 10:02am on Thursday, Jul. 18, 2013

Bacon Region

(2) Kincaid’s, 4901 Camp Bowie, Fort Worth, vs. (7) Whataburger, 955 N. Beach St., Fort Worth

It doesn’t get much more old-school than this matchup between the heritage Fort Worth burger place and the equally storied Texas-based chain. And it doesn’t get much closer than this matchup between two jalapeño cheeseburgers: Kincaid’s Cowtown Burger (Black Angus patty, jalapeño, American cheese, grilled onion, mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions) and the more prosaically named jalapeño & cheese Whataburger (similar ingredients, but raw onions instead of grilled and mustard instead of mayo).

Both made for good flavorful whole bites, although the jalapeños underperformed on the Whataburger and the cheese was too subtle on the Cowtown Burger. Both patties were a little too chewy for our taste, but Kincaid’s had marginally better flavor. That was enough to give Kincaid’s the edge, along with the grilled onions, which outperformed Whataburger’s surprisingly bland raw onions. After squeaking out a victory over a fast-food chain, Kincaid’s is going to have to step up its game if it wants to go further in this burger battle.

Winner: Kincaid’s

We welcome your comments on this story, but please be civil. Do not use profanity, hate speech, threats, personal abuse, images, internet links or any device to draw undue attention. Our policy requires those wishing to post here to use their real identity.

Our commenting policy | Facebook commenting FAQ | Why Facebook?


Hey there. or join DFW.com. Your account. Log out.

Remember me




We now have a new, simpler way for you to enter and search for events, at listings.dfw.com. As always, when you submit an event to appear online, it will also be available for us in our print publication. But now you can simply enter your event and provide an email address, rather than creating a separate account and registering. Our new listings tool is still a work in progress, so we appreciate your patience as we fine-tune it. Please contact us at hsvokos@dfw.com if you have any questions or concerns.