The "boys" of Five Guys take fresh meat very seriously. So much so that, even if they had wanted to, they couldn't freeze their hamburgers.
The fast food business Wendy's uses fresh, never-frozen beef, and it wants to make sure you know it. The tagline is prominently displayed on the menu, blog, and marketing materials.
The meat at Smashburger is seasoned, smashed, then sizzled—never frozen. According to the fast food restaurant chain's own self-reporting, the "fresh, never frozen 100% Certified Angus Beef" used in Smashburger burgers is guaranteed to be fresh.
In the perfect 1998 movie "The Big Lebowski," when Steve Buscemi's character Donnie refers to In-N-hamburgers, Out's he is correct.
Visit the traditional Texas fast-food business Whataburger for a Texas-sized, freshly prepared burger. The website for the restaurant company states: "Every single Whataburger is still prepared to order—when it's requested.
Shake Shack has a reputation for being a more upscale burger joint, and it is well-deserving of this.
Because it creates some really great burgers with some very fine beef—beef it even claims is higher grade than that used in most steaks—this upmarket burger business has experienced remarkable expansion over the past 15 years.
The beef patties used to make the burgers at Fatburger are hand-pressed and never frozen. Given that this chain also sells homemade onion rings, this is hardly surprising.