You're going to need your stretchy pants for this.
If you're hungry enough when a burger craving hits, even the flimsy, sad-excuse variety at McDonald's could do — but every true aficionado knows that enormous chains like that just don't churn out the type of quality burgers you want to sink your teeth into. That's not to knock fast-food chains, though. There are plenty of smaller-scale, local burger joints out there that have made a name for themselves in the beef patty business. Here are our all-time favorites in America, in increasing order of deliciousness.