The best little burger chain in the entire universe is In-N-Out Burger. Their patties are made from never frozen ground beef. They use good quality lettuce, tomatoes, and onions. The buns are nothing special, but they do taste fresh. Their fries are made from fresh whole potatoes, sliced on location. Sadly, they only have restaurants in a few western States.
In spite of everything I appreciate about the In-N-Out Burger company I would much rather find a locally owned place that makes a good burger, and go there time after time, to the point that when I enter they recognize me, know my name, and I can say, “I’ll take the Usual”.
In Georgetown, Texas, with BB’s closed, my hamburger place of choice is Monument Café on Austin Avenue. I am not yet to the point where I can say, I’ll take the usual, but nothings perfect.