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Five Guys burgers tie with In-N-Out; McDonald's at the bottom of the McBarrel

Consumer Reports gives Five Guys a high-five.
Consumer Reports gives Five Guys a high-five.

Consumer Reports takes on fast-food burgers in its October issue, and the results aren't good for the world's burger behemoth. The magazine asked 28,000 subscribers for their opinion on fast-food burgers, and McDonald's came in last -- by a margin much larger than a clown nose.

The highest-rated burgers? A tie between In-N-Out and Five Guys Burgers and Fries. In-N-Out is the cult classic from the West Coast (sadly, the closest the chain comes to Denver is New Mexico); Five Guys is an East Coast favorite that is developing quite a following out west and has opened several restaurants in Colorado, including two in Aurora and one in Lone Tree.

"In this case, the bigger-name burger wasn't better," Tod Marks, senior project editor for Consumer Reports told CBS. "The Five Guys patty was more flavorful, juicy and meat-tasting."

How does a burger not taste like meat? Ronald might have some 'splainin to do. Even though McDonald's has sold multiple billions of burgers, quantity doesn't necessarily equal quality.

Burgers from eighteen fast-food chains were rated on a scale from 1 to 10 -- from least delicious ever eaten to most delicious. The complete results will be available from Consumer Reports next month.


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