NORTHWEST, Indiana. (WTHR) — Schoop's Hamburgers takes the gold medal for best fast food in the state.
The restaurant, which has been around since the '40s, is located in northwest Indiana near Chicago.
"There’s this unsinkable, workaday charm to Indiana’s industrialized northwest corner, the part with all the smokestacks next to Chicago, hugging the southern shores of Lake Michigan, and if you’re looking for one place to sum up the area’s suspended-in-time, rugged/homey energy, drop by Schoop’s," Food and Wine wrote about the Indiana joint.
Favorite menu items include classic hamburgers, giant chocolate malts served in glass dishes, cheeseburgers topped ith relish and chopped onion and curly fries with house-made chili.
The list doesn't include places like McDonald's or Burger King but instead focuses on fast-food chains linked to the state's culture.
Kentucky's best fast food was Fazoli's while Ohio's was Gold Star Chili and Illinois' was Portillo's.
To see the full list, click here.