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.