Empathica Inc. just released results from a study which surveyed 10,000 US consumers to determine hamburger brand rankings.

Food, staff and atmosphere, social media engagement and loyalty were factors in ranking these burger joints and In-N-Out Burger topped the list despite having only 281 locations throughout five states.

Here are America's favorite burger chains in order...

01. In-N-Out Burger

02. Five Guys

03. Whataburger

04. Culver's

05. Steak 'n Shake

06. Krystal

07. Sonic Drive-In

08. Dairy Queen

09. Jack in the Box tied with White Castle

11. Carl's Jr.

12. Hardee's

13. Wendy's

14. McDonald's

15. Checkers

16. Burger King

Which is your favorite?

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