Best Fast Food Restaurants

The Top Ten

1 McDonald's McDonald's is an American fast food company, founded in 1940 as a restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald, in San Bernardino, California, United States. They rechristened their business as a hamburger stand. The first time a McDonald's franchise used the Golden Arches logo was in 1953 at ...read more.

How the hell is McDonald's even on number 1 while Burger King number 3?! Man, have you ever tasted the chicken/beef burgers of Burger King's?! If so, I bet the arrangement of this list would totally change. The McDonald's idea itself just gives you a bad taste in the mouth, it just forces you to forget experience tasting it. The first time I remember ordering a meal of McDonald's left me a bad memory, ending up vomiting my way home (literally). Fortunately, I found myself not puking the second time I ate a meal of it, though I just realized that the taste of a meal wasn't exactly the main ingredient to a person's enjoyment but the toy ones...kids just seem to eat those highly-sugared meals to get those toys. The whole thing might be obvious, thinking that it might be deceiving. Dear taster, if you want the real taste of beef patties dipped in a variable types of sauces with some vegetable and bacon slices...I suggest you to leave this trash restaurant and go to a better one, Burger ...more

Plus the toys are stupid. But all restaurant toys are stupid ripoffs.

By far the most iconic fast food restaurant in the United States if not the world.

Only Northeast people can get that this is a good restaurant, as a lot of Southerners did not like McDonald's very much. By the way, I really like the fries, chicken nuggets, and Big Macs on this one.

One of the best, easily. Not necessarily healthy, but absolutely delicious indeed, and for very low prices!

2 Subway Subway is a privately held American fast food restaurant franchise that primarily purveys submarine sandwiches (subs) and salads. Subway is one of the fastest-growing franchises in the worldand, as of June 2017, has approximately 45,000 stores located in more than 100 countries. More than half of the ...read more.

How the hell is McDonalds above Subway? Subway is delicious AND HEALTHY FOR YOU! I love Subway. The food is always fresh, their cookies are delicous, their fountain drinks are tasty. And come on people, you get to pretty much make your own meal. You decide what goes on your sub, type of bread, what more could you ask for? Even if your not a fan of vegetables, you can choose your favorite veggies, meat, cheese, bread, and make something you truly like. This place is 1000 times better than McDonalds. Mcdonalds just clogs your arteries.

Not healthy, but probably better for you than most other fast food places.

I love the cookies, I love the subs. I love Subway. It's the bomb! Sometimes I just go to Subway to get me a delicious Cookie :) They are so good and so delicious. Dang, just writing about this makes me want to go to Subway now

I love Subway. You can get whatever you want and with about over 9 million combinations of sandwiches, you will never get bored with the food. Plus, they have delicious cookies, chips, pretzels, ICEEs, and pizza! The service is good, and there's one about everywhere. And it's HEALTHY. Vote for Subway!

I hate it when people say that you can make Subway food at home. They say "it's just a sandwich that you can make yourself" and yet almost every time someones tries to make it themselves it ends up looking and tasting like a cheap knockoff sandwich that you'd find in a school cafeteria (maybe not that bad but you get my point) and that just isn't the same!

3 Burger King Burger King (BK) is an American global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants. Headquartered in the unincorporated area of Miami-Dade County, Florida, the company was founded in 1953 as InstaBurger King, a Jacksonville, Florida-based restaurant chain. After Insta-Burger King ran into financial difficulties ...read more.

Course McDonald's is great, but Burger King's food is much better and much more quality. The fries are so much better at Burger King, and the chicken is so much better it's insane. Compare Burger King's Chicken Royale to McDonald's McChicken Sandwich, the Chicken Royale is so much better. However Burger King is more expensive here in Britain, but still, it's worth the extra few pounds.

McDonalds- Fried burgers, greasy fries, Small burgers, expensive prices good breakfast

Burger King- Flame broiled burgers, tasty fries, good hershey pies, big burgers, cheap.

Overall: Burger king can kick mcdonalds a

I'm always having a menu (at McDonald's as well as at Burger King). Actually I don't see a big difference between the burgers - I love the 1955-Burger and the Big Tasty Bacon as well as the Double Steakhouse), but the salad you get at Burger King is not only much better than the McDonald's salad, it's also much bigger and many more components. That's why Burger King is better than McDonald's.

Burger King just gives the real, deep taste of burger patties dipped in a variety of sauces...piled up with fresh slices of vegetable. Burger King actually never fails in impressing me, no matter how much I kept on ordering the same order each time I decide to eat from it. The chicken/beef patties seem to be cooked well unlike McDonald's burnt ones.

4 Wendy's Wendy's is an American international fast food restaurant chain founded by Dave Thomas on November 15, 1969, in Columbus, Ohio. The company moved its headquarters to Dublin, Ohio, on January 29, 2006. As of 2016, Wendy's was the world's third largest hamburger fast food chain with 6,500+ locations, ...read more.

Ten years ago they were pretty good. Then 3 years ago they were terrible and disgusting. Now they got terrible ratings and a bad reputation. Now they went fresh, and they truly are. You know how you look at the commercials and it looks so good yet when you get it its slop. Well wendys has improved 101 percent and what you see on the commercial is what it looks like. It drips with juice. Not grease, juice and is made when you order. They have improved and I promise they have. I got the 1/2 pound hamburger because I'm in good health and the lettuce was taken strait off a head of lettuce, fresh tomatoes and I don't know about the cheese but the meat was steaming and juicy and not at all greasy. I felt just fine for the rest of the day. The fries are not that great because they were not soaked in grease for instance COUGH MC COUGH COUGH DONALDS COUGH. Oh sorry had something in my throat. Anyways the fries were made when ordered and I could tell because they were hot and had the outside ...more

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Wendy's has really good food. They could use a little work on some items, but other than that, the food is great. Too bad it's overshadowed by McDonald's and other fast food restaurants.

Wendy's has the best fast food burgers by far! Baconators are the greatest sandwich ever created! Wendy's by far has the best chicken products of any fast food chain as well. Their wraps are the best and their salads are the best too.

5 KFC KFC, until 1991 known as Kentucky Fried Chicken, is an American fast food restaurant chain that specializes in fried chicken. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, it is the world's second-largest restaurant chain (as measured by sales) after McDonald's, with almost 20,000 locations globally in 123 ...read more.

No no no! How is KFC 7th on this list? McDonald's is absolutely disgusting! Little kids only like McDonald's because there's some stupid little toy inside and because of that stupid clown!

I love KFC rarely get the chance to eat it. Dream and droll over the thought of it most off the time. The coating on the chicken is to die for.

Gross how is DQ below this KFC tastes awful their chicken tastes disgusting and so does their salad and their corn I like mcdonalds better mcdonalds is my favorite

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KFC is heaven. Everyone in my class loves it! Their chicken wings are glorious. Mcdonald is ok. Subway is another great one I love the honey mustard. Pizza hut is epic but not as good as subway or mcdonald. Dominoes pizza? Their disgusting I mean there pizzas are fantASTIC but there's probaly a 75 percent chance there's a booger in there. So be careful!

6 Chick-fil-A Chick-fil-A is an American fast food restaurant chain headquartered in the city of College Park, Georgia, specializing in chicken sandwiches. Founded in May 1946, it operates more than 2,200 restaurants, primarily in the United States. The restaurant serves breakfast before transitioning to its lunch ...read more.

oh my goshh it is amazing
and i love the waffle fries

The best restaurant ever it's so yummy, the chicken, waffle fries, and ice cream!

Yummy, I love this restaurant it's so good, the chicken, the ice cream, and the waffle fries are amazing!

This place is a classic. Incredible service, food, and lots of fun! 10/10.

7 Taco Bell Taco Bell is an American chain of fast food restaurants based out of Irvine, California and a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. The restaurants serve a variety of Tex-Mex foods that include tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, novelty and specialty items, and a variety of "value menu" items. As of 2018, ...read more.

The way I see it? Mc Donald's? How can anyone eat that stuff? And all that other burger stuff? People like that over tacos and burritos! Taco Bell isn't the best best Mexican restaurant. Not even close... but you can't go wrong with burrito goodness. (Actually you can but that's another story)

I gotta go Taco Bell because Mexican food is just amazing. McDonalds is nasty. I don't know how people can eat there all the time knowing how they make they're food. Also the comment about 7-layers and Indiana is so true. (I made it a long time ago)

7-layer burritos are like sitting on a tropical beach in Indiana and flying into the sky...

I love the burritos here and the quesadillas here. They know what sauces actually fit their food, which is what makes the food good. I like the fire sauce, it tastes amazing. I bite into a burrito and melting cheese and sauce come out so good. I like Taco Bell better than McDonalds.

8 Pizza Hut Pizza Hut is an American restaurant chain and international franchise which was founded in 1958 by Dan and Frank Carney.

its disgusting way to much cheese and the pizza tastes so bland hardly any sauce go to dominos as its way better

How many times do I have to tell people that Pizza Hut is not fast food!

Everyone who voted for McDonald was either lying or an idiot. Nobody likes cheese burgers more than pizza and nobody likes McDonald more than Burger King or Wendy's.

Pizza Hut is the best of them all though.

I think McDonalds is better than Burger King and Wendy's. Burger King's burgers are now bland and I don't visit Wendy's that often.

Since pizza is the PERFECT junkfood, this had to get my vote.

9 Dairy Queen Dairy Queen is a chain of soft serve ice cream and fast-food restaurants owned by International Dairy Queen, Inc., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway.

If you love REALLY good deserts and food you gotta come here its latterly HEAVEN I mean every time I go there my mouth waters like crazy and once I start eating I can't stop! That's how good it is there! (unless your allergic to dairy I mean its in the name... Dairy Queen )

Best Cakes, Ice Cream and desert for a fast food joint. However DQ has only okay burgers personally just go in for the dessert if you are going to eat there.

Why is Dairy Queen all the way down here at #9? Unfortunately, there aren't very many of these where I am, but when I visit family in Minnesota, we always visit Dairy Queen to get that amazing Royal Blizzard. All the desserts here are great. The quality is much better than McDonalds.

How is this not number one? It has amazing food not to mention the blizzards. I still gotta admit that there is still some pretty stiff competition. (5 guys, in-n-out, burger king, etc. )

10 Five Guys Burgers and Fries Five Guys Enterprises LLC (doing business as Five Guys Burgers and Fries) is an American fast casual restaurant chain focused on hamburgers, hot dogs, and French fries, and headquartered in Lorton, Virginia, an unincorporated part of Fairfax County. The first Five Guys restaurant opened in 1986 in Arlington ...read more.

Five Guys has the best burgers and fries ever. Why is McDonald's at the top? McDonalds is disgusting.

five guys is the best place in the whole world and that is why I like burgers and fries

Come on five guys is a hell of a lot better that disgusting McDonald's the burgers at McDonald's are flavorless and gross tasting the fries also upset your stomach unlike Five Guys, Five Guys has very tasty, great burgers and way better fries made out of peanut oil. Five guys have real burgers not crap like McDonald's or Burger King. You just have to go there and try them yourself to understand my comment.

Although it's kind of fatty, it's MUCH more organic than McDonald's and Taco Bell, and it just tastes awesome, like something you'd get at a nostalgic diner. The fries just taste amazing, and you can also have Cajun seasoning on them! Suck on that McDonald's! Plus, did I mention the free peanuts?

The Contenders

11 In-N-Out Burger In-N-Out Burger is an American regional chain of fast food restaurants with locations primarily in the American Southwest and Pacific coast. It was founded in Baldwin Park, California in 1948 by Harry Snyder and Esther Snyder. The chain is currently headquartered in Irvine, California and has slowly ...read more.

Only those who have tasted the In-n-Out burger have reached true cheeseburger enlightenment. Their toasted bun, melty cheese, delicious tomatoes and lettuce, and that steamy cooked-to-order patty fresh off the griddle make them king. Vote for McDonald's only if you love nuggets that come from genetically modified geriatric chickens and low-quality burgers that aren't cooked-to-order and are kept under the heat lamp for HOURS.

What the hell is In-n-out only number 9 on this list? In n out is amazing. I love and everybody else should to. The Buns are warm, the cheese is melty and it tastes so good, the meat taste like heaven, and the lettuce and tomatoes add flavor to the burgers and the "special sauce"(thousand island dressing) adds even MORE flavor to the burger. They Also have fries that aren't too greasy or too salty. The fries are just perfect. Also, the secret menu items have a lot to offer and most of the items on there are really good. Another good thing to get there is the milkshakes. The milkshakes there tastes so good and I love. The last thing I'd like to say is that I always feel comfortable there. The tables are clean, its got a nice cool feeling, and I feel like I can just sit there for hours just relaxing. I know that people really shouldn't eat fast food, but if you are going to go out for a nice run for fast food, I recomend in n out burger.

I don't think this should be in this place, because in countries like Canada they don't have "In-N-Out Burger".

This is the place. To. Get. BURGERS! The reason why it is not 1st place is because it's only in about 3 states, too bad most people can't try it-unlike its all over the world counterpart McDonald's.

12 Domino's Pizza Domino’s Pizza, Inc. is an American pizza restaurant chain founded in 1960. The corporation is headquartered at the Domino's Farms Office Park in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In February 2018, the chain became the largest pizza seller worldwide and in the United States based upon global retail sales.

What!?
Domino's Pizza should at least be on the top 10!
It's the best pizza in the world!

Simply horrible; not even pizza as far as I'm concerned. Insipid (tasteless) sauce, cheese with totally the wrong viscosity (way too soft and runny to be normal mozzarella), horrible fake butter / garlic flavor to the crust. Of course, this is all based on a pizza I got from Domino's over a year ago -- after that experience I never went back, the only local location closed and the building was torn down (there is now an auto parts store in a new building at this location).

It is the best because the crust is seasoned well and they don't hold back on the toppings! The sauce is plentiful too! The costumer service is wonderful! EAT DOMINO'S, YOU WON'T REGRET IT!

Worst pizza place I have ever been to. It tastes too much like garlic, the sauce is bland and tastes weird, the bread is overloaded with garlic, and the cheese is nasty and stinks. I hate Domino's. But it also depends on the place they make it to, because I heard that some places make it better than others.

13 Arby's Arby's is the second-largest quick-service fast-food sandwich restaurant chain in America in terms of units with more than 3,300 restaurants system wide and third in terms of revenue. In October 2017, Food & Wine called Arby's "America's second largest sandwich chain (after Subway)".

Me and my dad would always go here while my family's car was being washed at a place nearby.

Arbys is great;) I used to be in love wit mc donalds but now its just not good! Arbys is the place to go not too expensive like KFC not to gross like wendys burgers, not to rude like mc donalds has a great ATMOSPHERE never had a problem there and the simplicity of a fast good tasty meal on the go with the greatness of a diverse community of people that show their customers wit respect Arbys 100% and let me tell you I have not always been a fan...

1.) Arby's
2.) Chick Fil A
3.) Wendy's
4.) Burger King
5.) McDonald's
6.) Hardees
7.) Checkers
8.) Sbarro's Pizza
9.) Long John Silver's
10.) KFC

Try the smokehouse brisket (I get it with no bbq sauce or mayonnaise). I have yet to find a fast food product of this quality and taste. Oddly enough, I used to hate Arby's until I actually tried it.

14 Sonic

My favorite fast food place. But Why is this #14? this should be on the top 5 - roblox connor4808

It's ironic that the name is "Sonic" and that it's "fast food" because every time I go there it's soooo slow

Best hamburgers around= The Hamburgers from SONIC! I have an idea.
Replace Sonic with McDonalds because McDonald's food is fake and comes out of a machine.

Sounds like a plan to me!

Their food has gotten better, but what really makes Sonic killer is the drinks. Slushed, Shakes, Sodas, nearly an infinite amount of combinations. And their always adding to their drink menu. Also they have now added real fruit slushes

Sonic is definitely killer with awesome drinks and happy hour.

15 Chipotle

This is the only takeout food I dislike. Burritos fall apart, I can't enjoy peppers or onions because they are always spicy and I once got sick because their food is out in the open. Taco bell is better.

What? What is wrong with the world? Chipotle is my life! This should be number 1! Not only is chipotle heaven in a burrito/bowl/taco it's healthy for you! You can get your protein, dairy, veggies, fruits and grains. Come on now... McDonalds is probably the main cause of OBESITY! You don't know what those people are doing to your food. But at chipotle you can watch your food! So I'm a need everyone to vote for chipotle because I just don't understand y this isn't number one... Or Evan the top ten! It's sick!

! Chipotle should beat McDonalds! The food here is amazing. Gotta love that spice! Not to mention, the food is healthy and humanely raised!

Love this place. Pretty much a mexican resturaunt but get your food like subway. Burrito Bowl is the best way to go becuase you can get a bag of chips and eat it with it. Too bomb

16 Panera Bread Panera Bread Company is an American chain of bakery-café fast casual restaurants in the United States and Canada. Its headquarters are in Sunset Hills, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, and operates as Saint Louis Bread Company in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Offerings include soups, salads, pasta, ...read more.

Are you serious? Number 48? Panera is the classiest restaurant and healthiest fast food restaurant I have ever been to. The staff is polite and has a sense of humor, the food is top quality and also healthy. The appearance of Panera will appeal to everyone, whether the elderly, kids, teenagers, anyone. Their soups are excellent, the sandwiches are top-notch, and their desserts (which are freshly made) are to die for. I don't understand how Panera Bread is in 48th place, with all the fatty restaurants at the top. I mean, you can eat DELICIOUS food without having it spurt grease. Panera is OBVIOUSLY the best one, no doubt.

I love Panera Bread too. The soups, grill cheese, and sandwiches were the best in there.

Either this or McDonald's. This is the only fast food restaurant I know where its all homemade. I love there mac and cheese.

If you're sophisticated and like bread, Panera is the place for you. And that's why I go there. Also, their mac and cheese is excellent.

17 Dunkin' Donuts Dunkin' Donuts is an American global doughnut company and coffeehouse based in Canton, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1950 by William Rosenberg in Quincy, Massachusetts and has become one of the largest coffee and baked goods chains in the world, with more than 12,000 restaurants in 36 countries. ...read more.

The way I see it its the one place to get donuts, crosonts, ice cream and other stuff you might get for lunch and dinner.

Dunkin donuts have the best burgers ever

I could walk to Dunkin donuts because it is next to my neighborhood and it is the best ever!

Delicious donuts, even though every moron I know just goes there for the coffee.

18 A&W

A&W... By far my favourite! McDonald's uses horse meat in their God-awful burgers, Burger King has terrible service, and Wendy's has mushy burger patties. Now let's start anew, A&W is the KING of root beer, A&W's burgers (especially the Teen Burger) is not too fatty, not mushy, not made of horse meat (all beef patties) with the right amount of ingredients, is DELICIOUS! I am currently waiting on a Spicy Blue Cheese Teen Burger! And at least where I'm from, the employees literally greet me with a heartwarming smile.

Quality ingredients, delicious hamburgers. Onion rings to die for. Apple pies are out of this world. Crispy fries. Great root beer. Good ketchup and mayo sides. Their egg-sausage on sesame bun, hash brown outstanding. Coffee tastes great. Superior to all over fast food chains. 1 problem... their paper straws -- can't stand them.

A&W is the best, plain and simple. Root beer check, killer onion rings check, real beef check, really good burgers (do yourself a favor and get the teen burger) double check

The Mozza Double Cheeseburger is the GREATEST BURGER EVER! at least at a fast-food place. Plus, A&W Rootbeer out of a giant frosty mug... it's hard to top

19 Jack In The Box Jack in the Box is an American fast-food restaurant chain founded February 21, 1951, by Robert O. Peterson in San Diego, California, where it is headquartered.

I LOVE this place! It's too bad they don't have it where I live because it's simply amazing!

Jack In The Box is awesome, their curly fries are the bomb! Their burgers are good, this place has one of the best fries. I like the Jack Spicy Chicken, very good burger. Even their regular fries are extremely good and the best in any restaurant.

Jack in the box is so underrated. It makes the best nuggets, fries, and burgers. Also, they have a teriyaki bowl, something most fast food restaurants don't have.

I'm not from California but I heard this fast food sucks.

20 Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

The chicken is nicely battered, Juicy, and a nice golden crisp how fried chicken should be

Baby, when I tell you Popeyes will bless your soul do you hear me! These biscuits AAAAAAAAAAA!

This is such an underrated restaurant but it is by no doubt my favorite and it deserves the number one spot.

I ate here and had 5 pieces of fried chicken just plain fried chicken with BBQ It was great.I know people say the fresh batch is the best but I did not get fresh and it was still good.

21 Panda Express

Gotta love the orange chicken

I love their orange chicken, chow mein, honey-walnut shrimp, and cream cheese wontons. The food from these fast food places should be as cheap to buy as the ones from McDonald's.

Panda Express has some really good food and I always get full there. The chowmein is tasty, especially with soy sauce, the fried rice is by far the best I have tasted out of all the American Chinese places I have been to. The Veggie Springs Rolls are healthy, crunchy, delicious, and make a great snack. And I love their Honey Walnut Shrimp, Broccoli Beef(without the beef, but love the broccoli and sauce), and their Orange Chicken is good too.

I love Panda Express my favorites are the orange chicken and honey walnut shrimp.

22 Starbucks Starbucks Corporation is an American coffee company and coffeehouse chain. Starbucks was founded in Seattle, Washington in 1971. Today it operates 23,768 locations worldwide, including 13,107 in the United States, 2,204 in China, 1,418 in Canada, 1,160 in Japan and 872 in South Korea.

Fun fact: 99% of people who drink Starbucks do it to look cool.

Whitest of the white. Most people here wear shirts with different colleges and also wear football hats. Good food but not so good customers sometimes. 6/10.

The coffee is too darkly roasted therefore it tastes terrible. Dunkin Donuts is so much better tasting and it is priced for the non-plastic people crowd.

Starbucks just makes the best coffee for teens and adults! I just love starbucks.

23 Whataburger

Whataburger blows In-n-out out of the water. When they first came to Texas I was so excited to try the best fast food burger in town. I tried it 3 different times. It is good, but to call it the best is an overshot. Whataburger is the winner in my opinion.

Way better than In n out and white castle, the south knows how to make a good burger, not the north or California! Best burgers ever made in the history of fast food and it never disappoints.

If you're from the South, then you know exactly what I'm talking about. Best fast food place you will ever visit. They have tenders that blow away McDonald's chicken nuggets, and even their breakfasts are high quality.

Frankly, this is the best fast food restaurant I've ever tried. Unlike most fast food burgers, theirs was big and tasted great. Service wasn't all that bad either (at least at the place I was at. )

24 Little Caesars Pizza

Love the pizza and crazy bread and crazy sauce and THE EBMs. 1000000 out of 10

#1 spot for lunches at work. I live in Ottawa and have lots of options and it seems like beyond myself, the other 40+ employees at my work also agree.

I do not know why but I can only eat the cheesy bread because I am allergic to the sauce. When I eat it I break out in hives

great if your on a budget those hot and readys are like 6 bucks.

25 Buffalo Wild Wings

It is so good there just hanging out watching sports and eating wigs. I am not an adult so I can't drink beer but I bet it taste amazing. It beats any wing place. All the American football, Soccer, and Basketball all in one restaurant. Why is McDonalds number 1 they put all grease in there food and yucky stuff. No one really knows what they put in there. Well if you're a worker or a VIP you know but if you are a customer like me there could be something very groose in there. Also I have seen some workers without gloves. I am not saying McDonalds is not good just my trusted old Buffalo Wild Wings is on my side.

Dude beer may taste good but its dangerous to drink it. And I don't know why people even drink 🍺 beer 🍺

Wings, Beer, Sports... Come on guys. What else could you ask for while enjoying some hot wings with a nice cold beer and all the same time watching your favorite sport.

Buffalo Wild Wings has the best Chicken Wings, but the Drinks aren't that great. They serve Pepsi Products (which they probably can't do anything about), and the beer is just stupid. I don't know why people drink it, but I'd probably just order a Dr. Pepper or Pepsi when I go, although I like Coke.

Not sure if this is fast food but they make some really good wings!

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