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Best Sit-Down Chain Burgers

Not talking about fast food places like Mcdonald's or In-n-Out. I am talking about sit-down chains where you have to actually wait for the food. Here are some of the better ones I have had....

Red Robin- Royal Red Robin Burger
Champps- Shroom Burger
Ruby Tuesday (Only thing theyre good for)- Triple Prime Burger, Smokehouse Burger
Friday's(See Ruby Tuesday)- Jack Daniels Burger

Ones I want to try
Cheesecake Factory- Ranch House Burger- With pieces of steak on it, anyone ever try this!?
Claim Jumper- If I ever make it to the West Coast (Love in New York)
Chili's- Bacon Ranchburger

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    1. re: textex

      I recently saw an article comparing sit-down to fast-food chains. One Ruby Tuesday Colossal Burger is equal (in fat and calories) to four or five Big Macs. Scary.

      1. re: mojoeater

        chains use profuse amounts of mayo/sauces and have a large amount of residual oil from the griddle. They also use huge buns. I can't stomache the thought of dropping 1500 calories on just a decent meal from a chain, sit-down anymore, no matter who I'm with and who is paying. When I end up at one of these I always order salad, dressing on the side, soup or a meal with the cals posted, otherwise, you never know whats getting into your body.

    2. Houston's has a great burger as does J. Alexander. Ruth's Chris also has an excellent burger. In each of these cases the burgers are good because of the quality of the meat and the restaurants actually prepare to order. Although Champp's won't cook to order, their blue cheese burger is a good one when it's not over cooked.

      1. I must say the Roadside Sliders on the app menu at Cheesecake Factory are really good....

        1. Fuddrucker's makes a good burger, it's great roadtrip food if you can find one.

          I got a burger at Chili's once when I was stuck in Houston during rain storms and floods and it was the closest thing to the hotel. It was the first time I've ever had a burger that was so bad I couldn't finish it. It was a skinny, quarter of an inch thick, and so apparently a processed patty of some kind, and tasted of it too. Blech. Vile. I'll never go back no matter how hungry I am.

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            1. re: Itslikeimsayin

              I actually live in NY and there are two I know of in NJ. One is in Bergen County not too far from the GWB, the other is near the Bridgewater Commons Mall on Route 22.

          1. I was impressed with the sliders at Cheeseburger in Paradise.

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            1. re: ccbweb

              Eat N Park (Pennsylvania) has a good Black Angus burger.