Five Guys Burgers Dethrones In-N-Out as Top Burger

Five Guys Burgers continues to make news this week. While Five Guys Burgershas been gaining in popularity in recent years, this week, they've catapulted themselves into the national spotlight. And for those who eat the Five Guys Burgers- there's no surprise there. What is a surprise of readers of the Zagat Survey though, is that Five Guys Burgers wasn't even in the top 5 burgers last year - but in the span of one year, managed to leapfrog everyone else to the top of the list.

Nancy Luna of the Orange County Register has more on this: "Zagat releases the often controversial results of its fast food survey where chains are ranked in categories ranging from best burger to best value. And this year, Southern California chains took a beating, including Irvine-based In-N-Out and Costa Mesa-based El Pollo Loco. The biggest shocker of the 2010 results comes in the best burger category, where Five Guys Burgers & Fries ousted In-N-Out Burger. The timing of the results come as many local burger fans proclaim Five Guys as a worthy rival to In-N-Out.

The Virginia-based chain opened its first O.C. burger joint two weeks ago. More are on the way. Even more noteworthy Five Guys didnt even make Zagats Top 5 burger list last year. But suddenly it catapulted to the No. 1 position in the burger category, and the No. 2 spot for Best French Fries. (see rankings below)

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