The best burgers in Houston are found in quirky, out-of-the-way joints that do their thing in their own unique way. But Houston is huge, and when you're in the mood for a burger, you often can't drive across miles of traffic to that perfect out-of-the-way spot.
The solution: A burger from a chain. Here in Houston we're fortunate enough to have some very good burgers from stores with multiple locations. But how do you decide which chains are craveworthy and which are only for emergency use?
We're here to help, with our Houston Burger Chain Hierarchy.
Worth the Wait - We always enjoy these burgers
Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Just Fine if It's On the Way - Nothing exceptional, but not disappointing either
Skeeter's Mesquite Grill
I'm In a Hurry - Just Feed Me - Go in with low expectations, or prepare for disappointment
Jack in the Box
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
Just Say No - If you like burgers, keep on driving
James Coney Island
Who have we forgotten? We'll update this list if we've left someone off.