There was one upset we didnt see coming: Charleys, the 2011 Readers Choice winner was clipping along pretty well, until fans of Toms in Arlington overtook it, sailing to the Round 1 win with a 186-vote lead.
Is this a pattern? M&O, our 2009 Readers Choice winner, was booted out this year by Arlington upstart Grease Monkey.
In another key battle, you told us you were unquestionably loyal to Freds, which will fight valiantly on here after being upset in the judges bracket. (Here, Freds crushed the little-known Burger Xtreme by a nearly 800-vote margin.)
Meanwhile, our readers didnt rally behind Austin import Hopdoddy; it fell to Mixed Up Burgers in Grand Prairie; and Dallas favorite Off-Site Kitchen fell to little-known H2 Burger Co., tucked into a hard-to-find spot in downtown Fort Worth.
Check out the rest of the results by going here and clicking on the Readers Bracket.
Voting in Round 2 of our Readers Bracket is now open, so you can go there to cast your ballots (youre allowed one vote per day). Those winners will be pitted against each other in the Elite Eight.
Deadline for Round 2 voting is Wednesday, July 24 at noon.