4 Most Overpriced Burger Chains

Five Guys

Five Guys' reputation for being overpriced is years in the making. Due to its steep prices, the chain began to fall out of favor with one of its core customer groups, millennials, around 2017.

Shake Shack

Beloved for its flagship "ShackBurger" and its menu of hand-spun milkshakes and frozen custard, Shake Shack ranks among the top 15 largest burger chains in the U.S. 

Smashburger

A forerunner of the "better burger" trend, the Colorado-based chain (owned by Jollibee) is famous for its smashed-to-perfection burgers, which are made with never-frozen 100% angus beef.

Sonic Drive-In

Famous for its drive-in and rollerskating carhops, Sonic Drive-In has been around since the '50s, with its eclectic menu of burgers, hotdogs, slushes, and grilled cheese sandwiches.

Sonic Drive-In

Famous for its drive-in and rollerskating carhops, Sonic Drive-In has been around since the '50s, with its eclectic menu of burgers, hotdogs, slushes, and grilled cheese sandwiches.

You might have noticed the price hikes at your go-to fast-food spot: Chipotle has dialed up prices a little over 10% since last year, and McDonald's saw increases of 6%. Wendy's and Starbucks, meanwhile, have both announced their menus are getting more expensive in 2022.

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