Best of the new gourmet burger chains
Shake Shack is one of Best of the new gourmet burger chains.

1. Shake Shack

9.1
1111 Lincoln Rd (Lenox Ave), Miami Beach, FL
Burger Joint · City Center · 290 tips and reviews

Rick W.Rick Webb: Locations up and down the east coast + two middle east locations - the current reigning king of the new gourmet burger shops. Now open in Westport, CT.

Elevation Burger is one of Best of the new gourmet burger chains.

2. Elevation Burger

103 W 14th St (btwn 6th & 7th Ave.), New York, NY
Burger Joint · West Village · 30 tips and reviews

Rick W.Rick Webb: Concentrated on both coasts - an excellent Shake Shack replacement if you're not in their area. All organic ingredients, great fries. No bacon yet, as they look to find a large source of organic bacon

Five Guys is one of Best of the new gourmet burger chains.

3. Five Guys

496 Laguardia Pl (at Houston St), New York, NY
Burger Joint · Greenwich Village · 80 tips and reviews

Rick W.Rick Webb: Now more or less nationwide - a solid burger joint. The customization is great, as are the extra fries, plus the hot dogs and grilled cheese. Burgers aren't quite up to Shake Shack standards, though.

UBurger is one of Best of the new gourmet burger chains.

4. UBurger

8.3
1022 Commonwealth Ave (at Babcock St), Boston, MA
Burger Joint · Coolidge Corner · 35 tips and reviews

Rick W.Rick Webb: Boston-based quality burger chain. BYO burger, chicken sandwich, dogs, veggie dogs, fries and rings are all available. Also, since you're in New England, order a frappe!

Epic Burger is one of Best of the new gourmet burger chains.

5. Epic Burger

8.1
517 S State St (btwn E Congress Pkwy & E Harrison St), Chicago, IL
Burger Joint · South Loop · 95 tips and reviews

Rick W.Rick Webb: Chicago-based burger chain focusing on natural ingredients. Solid, shake-shack style burgers. Would love to see this chain expand beyond downtown chicago. A treat each time we visit.

b.good is one of Best of the new gourmet burger chains.

6. b.good

7.8
131 Dartmouth St (at Columbus Ave), Boston, MA
Burger Joint · South End · 38 tips and reviews

Rick W.Rick Webb: A 7-location Boston chain. Bills itself as a healthy alternative to traditional fast food. Serve all natural burgers, turkey burgers, sweet potato fries, veggies, veggie burger and chicken sandwiches.

Four Burgers is one of Best of the new gourmet burger chains.

7. Four Burgers

134 Boylston St (btwn Charles & Tremont), Boston, MA
Burger Joint · Downtown Boston · 34 tips and reviews

Rick W.Rick Webb: 2 locations counts as a chain, right? It is what they say it is: four burgers: grass fed beef, turkey, veggie and salmon burger. Dogs and crinkle cut fries (yum!) also available. Hope they grow.

In-N-Out Burger is one of Best of the new gourmet burger chains.

8. In-N-Out Burger

9.3
9149 S Sepulveda Blvd (at W 92nd St), Los Angeles, CA
Burger Joint · West Los Angeles · 291 tips and reviews

Rick W.Rick Webb: The original. The pioneer. Dotting California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah and, now, 9 locations in Texas. Secret menu. Bible verses. Animal style. Mmm.

Fatburger is one of Best of the new gourmet burger chains.

9. Fatburger

7.6
3026 S Figueroa St (at 31st), Los Angeles, CA
Burger Joint · South LA · 16 tips and reviews

Rick W.Rick Webb: The big, juicy alternative to In-N-Out. Primarily in California, now in ten states, spanning from Cali to Florida. Check out the Fatburger in Nebraska!

Bistro Burger is one of Best of the new gourmet burger chains.

10. Bistro Burger

5.2
333 Bush St (Montgomery St), San Francisco, CA
Burger Joint · Downtown San Francisco-Union Square · 11 tips and reviews

Rick W.Rick Webb: SF gourmet burger chain. Love the various burgers, plus turkey & veggie burgers, chicken sandwiches, salads, three types of fries, rings & chili. Love the curly fries. Try the low-fat skinny burger!

Bobby's Burger Palace is one of Best of the new gourmet burger chains.

11. Bobby's Burger Palace

8.5
355 Smith Haven Mall (btw Nesconset Hwy & Middle Country Rd), Lake Grove, NY
Burger Joint · 67 tips and reviews

Rick W.Rick Webb: Bobby flay has a burger chain. 6 locations throughout the NY-DC area. Features Burgers of the month, gourmet-ish burgers, the "crunchburger" (with chips inside!), rings, salads and grilled cheese.

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes is one of Best of the new gourmet burger chains.

12. MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes

7.5
6713 W Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX
American Restaurant · 7 tips and reviews

Rick W.Rick Webb: Texas burger franchise expanding into Tenn, Cali, and CT. Features BYO burgers, turkey & veggie burgers, grilled cheese. Giant fries. Kids menu. Whole wheat & lettuce buns available. Solid burger.

The Counter is one of Best of the new gourmet burger chains.

13. The Counter

8.6
5779 Wilshire Blvd (at S Curson Ave.), Los Angeles, CA
Burger Joint · Mid-City West · 87 tips and reviews

Rick W.Rick Webb: New Cali-chain, plus 7 other states and ireland. BYO burgers (beef, turkey, veggie, chicken). Lots of exotic options - goat cheese, jalepeno, sprouts, egg + deserts, lots of sides, tillamook cheese!

Little Big Burger is one of Best of the new gourmet burger chains.

14. Little Big Burger

8.3
3747 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR
Burger Joint · Boise · 53 tips and reviews

Stephen L.Stephen L.: The Pearl location might be the original, but the location on N. Mississippi is more spacious, less crowded, and just as delicious (if not more so).