Arizona: The Chuckbox
The Chuckbox sells over 280 burgers in a day. Watch as they grill your burger over a mesquite charcoal barbecue. Then head to the topping bar with your paper plated burger. You’ll eat it sitting on wooden crates after paying in cash only. And you’ll taste every bite of the chargrilled flavour.
Arkansas: Ozone Burger Bam
Nestled on Highway 21 in the middle of Ozark National Forest is quirky Ozone, Burger Barn. This restaurant is sticking with tradition. Order your huge, hand-patted burgers at the shack’s walk-up window, then take a seat in their only dining area, made up of picnic tables under an open-air shelter.
Idaho: Hudson’s Hamburgers
Hudson’s Hamburgers started as a tent restaurant in 1907. Four generations later, it’s still owned by the Hudson family, but it’s morphed into a smaller diner with one long counter. Watch the cook sear your burger, which is served with raw onions and with pickles on a super soft bun. Try the creamy, homemade hot sauces along with it.
Illinois: Illinois Bar & Grill
They don’t fool around at Illinois Bar & Grill: The Famous Chicago burger weighs in at 13 ounces of beef, and the patty goes on a scale each time. It comes with two slices of cheese and condiments, but you might as well gild the lily and get the blanket of bacon as well.