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    John Martin

    The Big Kahunas needs to include Hubcap Grill.

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  2. 2

    Albert Nurick

    John, Hubcap Grill will be on the list when they spread into more than one location.

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  3. 3

    Manuel

    what do you think of the bellaire broiler burger. i've heard some good things http://www.houstonbizdir.com/bbb/

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  4. 4

    tshu

    The following have more than one location. I'll let others decide what category they should be in.

    Avalon Diner
    59 Diner
    Jax Grill
    Otto's
    Miller's Cafe

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  5. 5

    Albert Nurick

    Thanks, tshu – list updated.

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  6. 6

    Albert Nurick

    Bellaire Broiler Burger is a classic. But it's not on the list because it only has one location.

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    Anonymous

    Jack in the Box too, but I would put it in the lowest category.

    I would move Fuddrucker's up one category, and Smashburger down one category (or more).

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    John

    Sweet Mesquite has at least 3 locas. Probably the Hurry category. I don't think they are up to Skeeters quality.

    I'd put the grilled sourdough burger from Jack-in-the-box into the Fine category, but the other burgers into Hurry. (my comparison is Whataburger)

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    John

    Okay, one more post (next time I'll compose all my thoughts first):

    Christian's Tailgate has two locations — does that count? I think you should set the minumum at 3, although I like them a lot.

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  10. 11

    Albert Nurick

    Good catch on JitB. It's always been a fast food chain that I like, but they don't seem to be able to do a good premium burger. Their sirloin burgers have a weird, chemical taste.

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    Albert Nurick

    I agree about the grilled sourdough burger; it's the best burger that JitB has ever done. But to me, it's just a slightly better fast food burger; the utterly generic hamburger patty keeps it from moving up in class. I'll also update the list with your new suggestions.

    To me, Christian's doesn't feel like a chain; the two locations couldn't be more different.

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    Carla

    I personally think Smashburger is over-rated! The meat is dry and flavorless.

    I would definitely add Mel's Country Cafe to the "Worth the Wait" category.

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Houston Burger Chain Hierarchy

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