By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The culinary scene in Rio has changed a lot in the last five years, since sprinting into the global spotlight by hosting international mega events like the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. Yet arguably, no gastronomic area has been more improved than the art of the hamburger in Rio.

While there will inevitably be some excellent options omitted from this list, our research has uncovered a group of eateries where the discerning burger enthusiast will certainly be satisfied.

Perhaps the 'home of the hamburger' is the United States, and so . . .

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