Okay... not to make another redundant thread on this.
but what IS it about homemade burgers that just dont seem to compare at all to Burger King/Mcdonald's?
I have tried almost everything recommended and still come out with a burger that is not much up to par with Burger King or Mcdonald's.
I have went through the step of buying my own grinder, freezing all the parts, cutting up FRESH (brought from the grocery store and used within an hour) Chuck into 1" cubes, freezing that for 30 minutes. Chopping the bacon into 1" cubes freezing that for 30 minutes, and processing it all through the coarse plate of the grinder.
Bacon gave it a slight better flavor, but still lacking very much from your typical fast food and restaurant burger.