Based in Memphis, Tennessee, one of the best damn burger chains in existance. They started with the concept of actually grilling burgers and using top-quality Black Angus beef, which actually does make a huge difference. This excellence manifests itself in every product they sell. This excellence also manifests itself in service; their dining rooms are always clean, and you can always understand the person at the drive thru window!

History: (source:

Back Yard Burgers was founded by Lattimore M. Michael, a grocery-store owner known for his delicious, homemade burgers. The first restaurant opened on March 21, 1987, in Cleveland, Mississippi, and the first franchised restaurant opened in Clarksdale, Mississippi, in March of 1988. There are now 97 Back Yard Burgers restaurants, 35 company-owned and 62 franchised, operating in 17 states.