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Whataburger checks in at No. 3 in national list of top regional fast-food restaurants

Posted at 2:43 PM, Apr 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-19 15:44:05-04

Whataburger again ranked among the nation’s best in USA Today’s annual poll of the nation’s best regional fast-food restaurants.

And in earning the honor, the San Antonio-based and Corpus Christi-developed hamburger chain earned ranked third nationally. That ranking was higher than In-N-Out, the California-based chain that is attempting to usurp Whataburger in its own backyard in several large Texas markets. In-N-Out ranked fifth.

The only chains in front of Whataburger were No. 1 Habit Burger, a California-based chain famous for its flame-broiled burgers and No. 2 Pal’s Sudden Service, a Tennessee/Virginia chain renowned for its burgers and chili dogs.

Here’s a look at the national rankings.

  1. Habit Burger
  2. Pal’s Sudden Service
  3. Whataburger
  4. Sheetz
  5. In-N-Out Burger
  6. Quaker Steak & Lube
  7. Cook Out
  8. Krystal
  9. Culver’s
  10. Biscuitville

So, was Whataburger accurately ranked on this list? Is it really better than In-N-Out for those who have tried both?

Have you tried any of these restaurants around the country?

And does this make you want to expand your fast-food horizons?