Subway: Red to Chicago(312) 254-8500 mburgerchicago.com41.894933 -87.623554 161 E Huron St (between Michigan Ave and St. Clair St) Magnificent Mile, Chicago
Mon–Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 11am-7pmAverage main course: $4
The M in M Burger may as well stand for McDonald’s, or at least McDonald’sish, because the place has the same greasy aroma, detectable from down the street and the same magic bullet that shoots directly into our pleasure receptors whenever we take a bite of its food. Maybe it’s all that sugary ketchup, or the sugary buns, or the soft mouthfeel of the beef that makes for effortless inhaling. Whatever it is, eating these burgers is pure happiness. Note, though, that this is true of the regular cheeseburger only; the “special sauce” and robust bacon on the eponymous M Burger detract from its finer fast-food points. So go simple or go home. Or get the chicken sandwich, which is smeared with avocado and pairs well with the shop’s thick, addictive shakes.