Best Canadian Fast Food Chains

This list compiles the fast food chains in Canada that us Canadians love the most.

The Top Ten

1 Tim Horton's

This is EPIC! I love it so much and it's way better than Starbucks, where you have to pay so much for the same thing, but better at Tim Hortons

There might not be a single Canadian that dislikes this chain. You wait and see, U.S.A. , you'll soon understand the love we have for this place.

It's decent but completely overrated. They don't use the same coffee blend that they used when they became popular. They don't bake anything fresh anymore. It's also pretty stupid how they've somehow convinced dumb people that buying Tim Hortons is their civic duty as a Canadian. It's just clever marketing, fill the hole in Canada's national identity with mediocre coffee and donuts. 6/10

True true. Every time I go to Canada, I get myself a big case of Timbits and Ice Capps. Though I hear they're coming to New York!

There have been locations in NYC for a number of years now, actually. I went to New York just over a year ago and went into a Tim's/Cold Stone Creamery at Times Square (technically just out of Times Square - it's on the same street as the Ripley's Odditorium, Madame Tussauds, and Dave & Busters)

By far the best fast food chain in Canada, maybe even in North America.

2 Harvey's

They say "Harvey's makes your hamburger a beautiful thing", and we aren't disagreeing one bit.

Me and my family go to Harvey's all the time and we can't get enough!

Harvey's a great fast food chain. It's my favorite fast food chain.

Man, I'd sure love to move to Canada after reading this list.

3 A&W Canada

Ever in the States, look up the few locations and travel to the few areas that offer Dog-in-Suds still, you might like that experience greatly. Though some locations may be your typical newer layouts so check! Now, if you have an older car what those huge gaps when trays could be brought to you and hooked on the outside of your door? Though, I'm not sure if they still do that? In the 1960s we had both and both were great! Sadly I could spend a day listing all the local and regional chains that were fantastic but now are gone! Still others are around, just not close enough in our area anymore! Funny though we have the only Wienerschnitzel east of the Mississippi! Next closest, Texas! Also, you might enjoy a south of Chicagoland favorite called Boz hot dogs, not known for their drinks. Most of us call it Bozo's because of the round clown face that looks like an O filled in and is part of the name! They add celery salt to there Chicago dogs, also ask for ketchup if you care for it. ...more

Not a lot of people really know that A&W Canada is a completely separate company from the American A&W. They were once part of one company but split sometime during the later part of the last century. All I know now is that we had "The Great Root Bear" and "The Burger Family" (Papa Burger, etc... ) first and the U.S. company borrowed them from us.

By far the best burgers. I usually buy a Teen Burger and fries with the best pop in the world (Root Beer) in a chilled mug.

Love their customer service always great just like their food

4 Mary Brown's

I've been loving and enjoying Mary Brown's since the 1970's. By far the best chicken I have eaten in my life. Keep up the good work making the best chicken ever. I especially love that it's a Canadian owned business.

By far this brand has a much more superior product compared to other brands with similar offerings. Always fresh and larger portions.

There's no comparison when they are using this much bigger fresh product compared to the other guys little obviously frozen pieces. You can feed your whole family a lot cheaper and with better food than the burger joints!

Excellent addition to their menu the all new Mary Brown's burger..it's the best that I have tasted and priced very reasonably. I personally liked spicy more than the regular one

5 Pizza Nova

"4 3 9 OH OH OH OH Pizza Nova! " If that line doesn't sound familiar to you, you haven't become familiar with the great pizza chain that is Pizza Nova. Mind you, it's pretty much just around Toronto and Hamilton, so really, only so many people have tried it.

6 New York Fries

The oddest things about NYF is how it's claim to fame is its poutine which isn't even from New York (or the U.S. for that matter). The great and mighty Canadian poutine remains as an essential part of every balanced Canadian diet (not really) and is truly a national treasure. Seriously, U.S. , give this stuff a try.

Best fries and poutine I’ve ever had

7 Mr. Sub

Known also by its former official name, 'Mr. Submarine', Mr. Sub manages to survive against the colossal sandwich giant, Subway, and keeps its Canadian customers happy with good food and fair prices.

8 Pizza Pizza

If Pizza Pizza ever lowered their prices I would be a much more frequent customer. For me, if you can make pizza with excellent crust you've won me over and this place certainly has. This chain's existence kept the Canadian branch of Little Caesars Pizza from using the line as their catchphrase. Instead they simply use the line "Hot 'N Ready! " in their television ads.

Love their pepperoni especially, should definitely order that more often. Only concern is that it's kinda pricey. Really good food but you're gonna need much more than $20 if you're gonna order from this place.

They have nice pizza but I wouldn't recommend any more food from this place. It's just disgusting, except pizza.

They have it in America

9 Hero Certified Burgers

Not even from Canada but I ate here about 10,000 times and counting. Some of the best burgers in my city

There are a lot of these around the Greater Toronto Area and boy, are their burgers ever tasty. Beats McD's any day.

10 Pita Pit

Only been there a handful of times. Sadly, this type of fast food chain seems to struggle to reach popularity and familiarity. If there were more locations I'd go to them more. Sure is healthier.

Very healthy options. Something for everyones taste preferences. Smoothies are awesome! So is the service, very clean place!

Great selection, healthy fast food.

Pitas are always solid

The Contenders

11 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.

Whenever I see a candidate has McDonald's training, I always interview them. And to be honest, usually more them because they have been trained properly!

McDonald's isn't Canadian, it's American. Good fast food place, but still.

McDonald’s is garbage! Take it off!

McDonald’s is the best

12 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.

Best burgers and have great selection of drinks! Deserves number 1.

Their Twitter is by far the best

13 BeaverTails

One of Canada's most loved desert chains, they strive on making sure that each customer comes out feeling way more fat then they are used to.
Pam and Grant Hooker begin serving BeaverTails pastries in 1978 at the Killaloe Fair, west of Ottawa, Ontario. Soon after, in the late 70s and early 80s, stores were popping up left and right

These things are so good I had one after skating the Rideau Canal just to make it taste even better

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

Share me the Way to move Canada.
3 years of experience as manager

Loved Pizza Hut all my life

15 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.

Their herbs and spices are to die for

It is the best!

16 Chocolat Flavoris

Best ice cream anywhere

17 Thai Express

Why not Thai Express?

18 Greco Pizza
19 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.
20 Peter's Drive-In

I would eat this for the rest of my life without complaining or getting sick of it, it is so delicious!

Consistent good burgers, Huge! Share the small fries! Nice staff!

Best fast food chain in Canada with their milkshakes and burgers

21 La Belle Province

Best poutine in a fast food restaurant

22 Spur
23 Popeyes
24 Teriyaki Experience
25 Captain Submarine
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