So I'm thinking of striking out on my own and buying into a franchise. I've evaluated a ton of different options/industries - and I'm narrowing my choices down to something in the "better burger" category. I'm hoping that the folks on HTF can help me with your thoughts on burgers. Please note - I'm not looking for any comments on the pros/cons of franchising - I've gone through all of those and have determined that its right for me at this time. Of course, finding the right franchise is not just about the concept its also about the relationship with the franchisor,etc., but at this point I'm looking for some info that will help me find the right concept (or maybe forget about burgers all together). So please enlighten me with your opinion on "better burgers". The better burger category encompasses a lot - technically McDonald's Angus burger is a "better burger". Think Five Guys, Smashburger, Red Robin, etc.. Here are some specific questions I'm looking to get answered: 1. What do you think of "better burgers" in general? Do you think its a fad? 2. What's your favorite burger place? Why? 3. If you are looking for a burger, do you typically go fast food, Quick Service/Fast Casual, or sit-down? 4. What's a good price point for you for a "better burger"? Any other thoughts you have would be great. I'm basically going out and asking these questions of every one I know and lots of forums I'm on. The challenge in evaluating these alternatives is that I know what I like, but realizing that my tastes may not be the same as everyone else's is critical.