03/12/2012 10:57 am ET

Dick's Burgers Gets Esquire's 'Life-Changing' Award Over Shake Shack, In-N-Out

Quick: what chain has the best, the most "life-changing" burgers in America? Los Angeles favorite In-N-Out? Culver's, Wisconsin's Home of the Butter Burger? New York Times restaurant critic-vetted Shake Shack? Not according to Esquire readers.

Instead, when the magazine's asked users to name their pick for the most life-changing burger in America, they picked Dick's Drive-in, which has six locations in western Washington state.

The poll wasn't even close. Dick's commanded a whopping 56% of the vote, putting it worlds ahead of In-N-Out and Five Guys, the chains in second and third respectively.

The resounding victory is especially surprising when you consider how many more In-N-Out and Five Guys locations there are than Dick's. Unlike some other polls, this one was not adjusted for the size of the chains. Dick's, though, is known for its rabid fan base. The restaurant's Facebook page has almost 200,000 fans, who are enthusiastic over the dependable allure of the brand's $2.70 fresh-made hamburgers.

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