It's no surprise that hamburgers are one of the most popular foods in the country, and there are now 66 places to get America's favorite burger here in Minnesota.

To say hamburgers are one of our favorite foods here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes and across the country might be a bit of an understatement. A good burger might be our FAVORITE food overall. Because here in the U.S. we eat a LOT of them!

Yahoo News reports that Americans consume over 50 billion hamburgers every year. (Yes, that's a billion, with a 'b'!) If you do the math on that number, it means, on average, Americans will eat 2.4 burgers every day. And we've loved burgers for a fairly long time, too. Yahoo says the first burger was sold back in 1904 at the St. Louis Louisiana Purchase Exposition.

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There are, of course, a lot places that will sell you a burger these days. But only one of them has been called America's Favorite Burger-- and there are 66 places you can get your hands on one here in the North Star State.

So which burger IS America's Favorite? According to Eat This Not That!, that title goes to Culver's-- which was founded in 1984 over in Sauk City, Wisconsin. According to their survey, Culver's scored highest among America's burger chains in terms of customer satisfaction, allowing them to walk away with the title of America's Best Burger.

A Culver's in Woodbury, MN (Google Street View)
A Culver's in Woodbury, MN (Google Street View)
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Specifically, Eat This Not That! said Culver's placed first in their survey for several reasons:

Culver's wowed the guests who dined at its 882 locations, averaging an impressive score of 4.34 out of 5. To put it in perspective, Sonic Drive-In came in second with a much lower 3.69 average rating.

As we mentioned, Culver's was founded behind the Cheddar Curtain over in Wisconsin, and has the most locations there, with 146 stores. In the Midwest, you can also find  Culver's in IllinoisIndianaIowaKansasMichiganMissouriNebraskaNorth DakotaOhio, and South Dakota.  Minnesota currently has 66 Culver's locations, including the following cities (though some have several Culver's locations):

  • Baxter
  • St. Cloud
  • Waite Park
  • Alexandria
  • Grand Rapids
  • Monticello
  • Elk River
  • Albertville
  • Buffalo
  • Rogers
  • Cambridge
  • Anoka
  • Maple Grove
  • Hutchinson
  • Delano
  • Bemidji
  • Coon Rapids
  • Plymouth
  • Champlin
  • Blaine
  • Brooklyn Center
  • Wilmar
  • Golden Valley
  • St. Anthony
  • Little Canada
  • Minnetonka
  • Vadnais Heights
  • Duluth
  • Waconia
  • Eden Prairie
  • Wayzata
  • St. Paul
  • White Bear Lake
  • Chanhassen
  • Forest Lake
  • Chaska
  • Bloomington
  • Shakopee
  • West St. Paul
  • Savage
  • Stillwater
  • Woodbury
  • Cottage Grove
  • Eagan
  • Lakeville
  • Apple Valley
  • Rosemount
  • Two Harbors
  • Hastings
  • Northfield
  • North Mankato
  • Red Wing
  • Marshall
  • Owatonna
  • Rochester
  • Austin
  • Winona

Behind Culver's and Sonic, Mooyah, Five Guys, and Fuddruckers rounded out the top five in the Eat This Not That! America's Best Burger survey. And while some of those chains might be a bit unfamiliar, keep scrolling to check out the most popular and well-known brands in the U.S.

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