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The biggest burger chains and restaurants on Long Island

The biggest burger chains and restaurants on Long Island include well-known fast-food giants like McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's, but also include some lesser known locales, such as BurgerFi, Bareburger and Bobby's Burger Palace.

Which Long Island burger joint -- large or local -- is your favorite? Tell us in the comments, and also let us know any other chains you'd like to see come to Long Island.

9. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers -- 2

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, which has more than
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Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, which has more than 500 locations, has two on Long Island in Carle Place and West Babylon. The chain, founded in Seattle in 1969, focuses on unique burger combinations and choices.

9. Wayback Burgers -- 2

Wayback Burgers has two locations on Long Island
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Wayback Burgers has two locations on Long Island in East Meadow and East Northport, and two more are on their way to Long Island. The company, previously known as Jake's Wayback Burgers, began expanding in the late 200s, with over 85 locations currently open.

9. Cheeburger Cheeburger -- 2

Also tied at No. 9 with two Long
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Also tied at No. 9 with two Long Island locations in Farmingdale and Great Neck is Cheeburger Cheeburger. The chain mimics 1950s diner style and is known for their one-pound burger challenge.

9. Bobby's Burger Palace -- 2

With locations in Garden City and Lake Grove,
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With locations in Garden City and Lake Grove, Bobby's Burger Palace ties at the No. 9 spot on the biggest burger restaurants on Long Island. The restaurant chain was created by Food Network star and chef Bobby Flay.

9. Bareburger -- 2

Bareburger, which prides itself on all-natural and organic
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Bareburger, which prides itself on all-natural and organic ingredients, has two locations on Long Island: Great Neck and Port Washington.

8. Johnny Rockets -- 3

Johnny Rockets has three Long Island locations: Calverton,
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Johnny Rockets has three Long Island locations: Calverton, Deer Park and Garden City. The company has more than 320 locations and bases their decor and style on classic 1950s diners and restaurants.

8. BurgerFi -- 3

Long Island is home to the biggest BurgerFi
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Long Island is home to the biggest BurgerFi in the nation in Uniondale, and also has two other locations in Woodbury and Oceanside.

7. Smashburger -- 6

Smashburger has four locations on Long Island, with
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Smashburger has four locations on Long Island, with restaurants in Hicksville, New Hyde Park, Port Washington and Wantagh. The Denver-based burger joint was founded in 2007 and has more than 300 restaurants throughout five countries.

6. White Castle -- 10

With more than 320 locations nationwide, White Castle
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With more than 320 locations nationwide, White Castle has 10 of their slide-chain restaurants on Long Island. The company started in 1921, is based in Columbus, Ohio, and was said to be the most influential burger of all time by TIME in 2014.

5. Five Guys -- 12

With 12 locations on Long Island, Five Guys
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With 12 locations on Long Island, Five Guys comes in the No. 5 spot on the biggest burger chains list. The company grew exponentially after they began franchising in 2003, with more than 1,000 locations nationwide with 1,500 new locations in development, according to the company's website.

4. Checkers -- 16

Florida-based Checkers has 16 locations on Long Island,
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Florida-based Checkers has 16 locations on Long Island, putting it at the fourth largest burger chain on the Island. The company started in 1986 in Alabama and has 784 locations.

3. Wendy's -- 48

Coming it at No. 3, Wendy's has 48
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Coming it at No. 3, Wendy's has 48 locations on Long Island, and has 6,515 restaurants total. The company was created in 1969 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.

2. Burger King -- 50

Burger King comes in as the second largest
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Burger King comes in as the second largest burger chain on Long Island with 50 locations. The company was created in 1953 in Jacksonville, Florida, and has 12,997 restaurants in operation, according to Statista.

1. McDonald's -- 81

Coming in at No. 1 with 82 restaurants,
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Coming in at No. 1 with 82 restaurants, McDonald's has the largest burger chain presence on Long Island. The company, created in 1940 and headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., is the largest hamburger fast food chain in the world with more than 36,000 stores worldwide.

Shake Shack, Sonic and local LI burger joints

The following burger places have only one location
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The following burger places have only one location on Long Island as of publication and are mostly indie or exclusive to Long Island: All American Hamburger (Massapequa), American Burger (Rockville Centre), American Roadside Burgers (Smithtown), Bay Burger (Sag Harbor), BBD (Rocky Point), Boom Burger (Westhampton Beach), Dave's Bun 'n Burger (Westhampton Beach), Burger Bite (West Hempstead), Burger Shack (Coram), Burger Shack (Lynbrook), KB's Burger Shack (Patchogue), The Burger Spot (Garden City), Dirty Burger (Plainview), Downtown Burger (Sayville), GM Burger (Rockville Centre), Gourmet Burger Bistro (Port Jefferson), Jack's Shack (Glen Head), Joe's Burger Shack (Oyster Bay), Johnny's Burgers (Centereach), LI Burger (Mount Sinai), LT Burger (Sag Harbor), Local Burger Co. (Bay Shore), Mega Burgers (Syosset), New York Burger Bar (Massapequa), Old Country Road Burgers Co. (Plainview), Out of the Park Burgers (Central Islip), P.S. Burgers (Mineola), Scarsdale Burgers (Great Neck), Smokabugers (East Northport), Shake Shack (Westbury), Sonic (North Babylon), Taby's Burger House (Oyster Bay), Top Bunz (Huntington), Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar (Huntington Station).

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