That telltale paper bag -- the one loaded with fries, smudged in peanut oil, impossible to keep closed on the drive home -- is a big part of the Five Guys allure. But cooked-to-order hamburgers are what win the 25-year-old chain the most awards and keep its sales at a brisk 350,000 burgers a day. Richmond’s growth to six locations is another stamp of approval.
Second Place: Carytown Burgers and Fries
Third Place: Can Can Brasserie