The 9 most popular burgers in America right now

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This Colorado burger packs candied bacon and a fried egg between two glazed doughnuts.
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These days, it isn’t hard to find a good burger.

You’ve got your bistro burgers, your fast-casual burgers, your white tablecloth burgers, and even some extremely solid veggie burgers.

And then there are the buzz burgers, the creations that cause a social media frenzy.

According to Foursquare – the city guide app that allows users to find food, drink, shops, and more around the globe – these nine burgers are trending off the charts.

Keep scrolling to get up close and personal with each and every one.


The Walking Ched Burger at Zombie Burger + Drink Lab (Des Moines, IA)

Going in #Iowa mac and cheese burger with mac and cheese fried buns ????

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Price: $8.79 (single), $10.79 (double), $12.79 (triple)

You might need a fork and knife for Chef George Formaro’s insane Walking Ched. It’s a cheeseburger topped with bacon, caramelized onions, and macaroni and cheese. And it’s sandwiched between two fried macaroni and cheese pucks. If that’s not your style, there are 26 other “stunt burgers” on the menu. 300 E. Grand Ave., 515-244-9292

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The Dry-Aged Cheeseburger at The NoMad (New York, NY)

#Nomad #Brunch #nomad steak burger????????????

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Price: $18

Chef Daniel Humm uses a rich beef blend that’s 25% marrow and suet (raw beef fat) for a thick-yet-juicy patty. He puts his burger on a brioche bun and tops it with aged cheddar, red onion, and special sauce. Humm is also the chef of Eleven Madison Park, the No. 1 restaurant in North America, according to the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. 1170 Broadway, 212-796-1500

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The Bison Burger at Roam Artisan Burgers (San Francisco, CA)

Price: $12.98

Roam’s menu offers seven different burger styles (plus a custom option) with your choice of a beef, turkey, bison, veggie, or elk patty – but bison is the most popular according to Foursquare. We recommend getting your bison burger French and Fries style, which includes truffle fries, Gruyere cheese, avocado, caramelized onions, watercress, and Dijon mustard. 1785 Union St., 415-440-7626

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The Hell’s Kitchen Burger at Gordon Ramsay BurGR (Las Vegas, NV)

BurGR #Vegas

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Price: $14

Every burger at this Vegas spot known for snaking lines starts with a short rib, brisket, and chuck patty that’s been seared over a wood-fired grill and basted in Devonshire butter. For the Hell’s Kitchen Burger (named after Ramsay’s popular show), toppings include roasted jalapeños, avocado, roasted tomato, and creamy asadero cheese (think: Mexican mozzarella). A toasted, milk-based brioche holds it all together. 3667 Las Vegas Boulevard South, 866-919-7472

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The Ramen Burger at Smorgasburg (Brooklyn, NY)

Price: $8.04

New Yorkers waited in three hour lines to taste the Ramen Burger, dreamed by Chef Keizo Shimamoto, when it first hit the scene in 2013. The patty uses Schweid & Sons’ certified Angus beef, the seared ramen bun is house-made, and the fixings include arugula, secret shoyu sauce, and scallions. You can also get the burger at Shimamoto’s Manhattan restaurant, Ramen.co. East River State Park (Saturdays) and Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 5 (Sundays)

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The Bash Burger at Burger & Barrel (New York, NY)

Price: $18

This decadent creation has won multiple awards at the New York City Wine & Food Festival’s famed Burger Bash, hence the name. Chef Josh Capon builds the burger with top grade LaFrieda beef, onion-bacon jam, two slices of American cheese, dill pickles, and secret sauce. 25 W. Houston St., 212-334-7320

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The Luther Burger at Crave Real Burgers (Highlands Ranch, CO)

The Luther! For those of you who watch Boondocks, I’m about to get the ‘itis’!

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Price: $11

With multiple Denver Burger Battle awards, Crave is a Colorado burger institution. Its Luther Burger, named after singer Luther Vandross, is a gut-busting tower of glazed doughnuts, Colorado ground chuck, candied bacon, cheddar cheese, and onion. You can order it with regular fries, loaded fries, or fried pickles. 9344 Dorchester St., 720-344-3006

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The Chori Burger at Jeepney Filipino Gastropub (New York, NY)

We have been nominated for #BestBurger for 2015 in NYC. thank you for all who nominated us and voted. It’s an honor to be amongst the best Finalists of New York. Thanks to @timeoutnewyork for hosting this epic event. It’s been quite a journey—for those interested in the restaurant business or running your own small biz, enjoy the process. The fun is in the process. We’ve met many people along the way including friends, co-workers and guests, and I wake up every morning with gratitude and a beginners mind. #Bl_ss_d #filipinofood #philippineeeeeats #filipinosoulfood #jeepneynyc #jeepneyonfleek #cheflife #restaurantlife #hospitality #boracay #fylpro2015 #ambassadorcuisia photo @foodmento

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Price: $17

Yet another medaled burger, Jeepney’s Chori Burger is the 2014 winner of Time Out New York’s 2014 Battle of the Burger competition. Chef Miguel Trinidad’s patty stands out from the rest with a half beef, half longganisa blend. It’s served on a challah roll with banana ketchup, kewpie aioli (a Japanese-style mayo), and pickled vegetables. A fried egg joins the mix during brunch hours. 201 1st Ave., 212-533-4121

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The Organic Veggie Quinoa Burger at Crabtree’s Kittle House (Chappaqua, NY)

Lunch time! KH Veggie Burger #veggieburger #lunch #kittlehouse

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Price: $18

The on-site restaurant of a charming 18th century inn, Kittle House at Crabtree’s received a glowing review from The New York Times in 2014. The chef here works closely with local farmers and favors simple food bursting with flavor. His ample veggie burger – made with organic vegetables, quinoa, aged cheddar cheese, and a pretzel roll – is every bit as beloved as his Angus beef burger. 11 Kittle Road, 914-666-8044

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