The four chains featured here placed No. 1 in their respective segments, with consumers reporting their love for characteristics ranging from the brands’ food quality to a reputation for excellence. The factors driving their success with guests are detailed below. Limited-Service winner: In-N-Out Burger Irvine, Calif.; 292 units Survey strengths Food Quality: The burgers are made from never-frozen, 100-percent beef patties ground in-house and served on house-baked buns. ...

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