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Burger Battle Round 1: In-N-Out vs. Five Guys

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In-N-Out Burger

4620 S. Hulen St.

Fort Worth

Five Guys Burgers

242 State St.


Posted 9:53am on Thursday, Jul. 18, 2013

Pickle Region

(4) Five Guys Burgers and Fries , 242 State St., Southlake, vs. (5) In-N-Out Burger , 4620 S. Hulen St., Fort Worth

It seemed an unfair matchup: single-patty cheeseburger compared with a double-patty, double-cheese big gun. We’d try hard to keep the mind open, but …

In-N-Out’s cheeseburger — “yes, we’ll have onions” — was served on a toasted bun that had a glisten of grease on the top edge. The patty was slightly askew and Thousand Island oozed onto the bottom bun. The dominant flavors were sauce, raw onion and the crispness of the lettuce. Yes, the burger patty was slim, but the bun was so fresh it was springy, and everything blended together beautifully.

Five Guys’ regular is a double-patty burger, choose your toppings. The most popular choices are the standards — cheese, ketchup, mustard, lettuce, tomato, pickle, grilled onions. Each of the Five Guys patties was thicker than In-N-Out’s single and the overall effect was beefy tasting. Tomato slices were firm, but the skinny lettuce leaves had no impact. Grilled onions could barely be detected, and were, possibly, the reason the bottom bun was disintegrating. It was a close call, but in a battle of beloved chain burgers, the victory goes to In-N-Out.

Winner: In-N-Out Burger

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