I've read the debates on this board over best burgers, Apple Pan vs. Fatburger vs. Tommy's vs. In N Out... but here's an excerpt from a book review about my personal favorite, In N Out:
Book being reviewed: Fast Food Nation, by Eric Schlosser
"And the book ends with what can only be called a tribute to In N Out Burger of California, a family-owned chain that has refused to franchise and pays the highest wages in the fast-food industry. In N Out peels its own potatoes and uses fresh beef, and it does without microwaves, heat lamps and freezers. It's ranked first in the nation in food quality, service and atmosphere, and the most expensive thing on the menu costs $2.45."