Top 10 Best Selling Fast Food Restaurants in the U.S.

The top ten fast food restaurants in the United States based on sales totals. These are the fast food restaurants Americans flock to most for their burgers, sandwiches, pizzas, donuts, and drinks.
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 a location in Phoenix, Arizona. In 1955, Ray Kroc, a businessman, joined the company as a franchise... read more

Very good! But people are going around spreading rumors about McDonald's and their food, how they cook it, and what's in it, but I don't believe any of that. I wish McDonald's were like the olden days when they only had straight Big Macs, Fries, Cheeseburgers, and maybe Filet O' Fish.

This is such an easy poll because have you seen how busy McDonald's is? Yeah, like every day the drive-thru is packed, and there is usually a line inside. They have good but unhealthy food. And right now, that's what people are looking for!

Love the dollar menu, but please McDonald's, start using real chicken. I don't exactly like the idea of having 200 ingredients and chemicals in my stomach.

2 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.

I love Starbucks. They have something for everyone - coffee, tea, lattes, frappuccinos, smoothies, hot chocolate, apple cider, pastries, paninis, and more! I love it so much, especially because of the millions of drink combinations they have available. Their drinks are not only different, but they are delicious.

Starbucks is okay. It's not really for kids because it primarily sells coffee, but I like the desserts they sell. Like the pound cake and stuff.

This isn't food. This is just a place that white girls frequent that doesn't serve food.

3 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 stores are located in the United States. It is the largest single-brand restaurant chain and the largest... read more

I can't figure out why people like Subway so much. Their ingredients are bland and stale, and it isn't healthy, despite what people think. I keep going to Subway, thinking that this time is going to be different, that this time they're going to impress me, and EVERY TIME they disappoint me. I've never had a bad experience there, but never a great one either. If you want to stay healthy, then find something else, and if you want a sandwich, either make one at home or get one from Jersey Mike's. It's awesome.

Subway is perfect. Something healthy for everyone. You get exactly what you like on it. It was the only fast food restaurant I ate at for two months, and then I had a McDonald's cheeseburger. It wasn't as delicious as I had remembered, but thumbs up to McDonald's ice cream.

I love Subway. The employees are really friendly, it's nearly impossible to mess up your order there, it's healthy (most of the time), and it has FRESH vegetables and fruits. I love Subway!

4 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, Taco Bell serves more than 2 billion customers each year at 7,000 restaurants, more than 80 percent... read more

A lot of people dislike Taco Bell because of their strange menu items and perceived poor health aspects, but I've never had a problem with them. Their food is decent and I don't immediately regret eating there.

This and Del Taco are the ONLY places I would EVER go to for tacos. Taco Bell is my favorite fast food.

TACO BELL RULES! Their food is really good and is priced well, like $1 for a taco. You can't go wrong with that deal. This restaurant should be ahead of Starbucks and Wendy's.

5 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 and dinner menu. Chick-fil-A also offers customers catered selections from its menu for special events.

Chick-fil-A gets everything right when it comes to fast food. Their ingredients are fresh and healthy, they have excellent service, and they have perfected their chicken sandwich. In fact, they are the first fast food restaurant to serve a chicken sandwich in its modern form! Their fries are also painfully underrated, their Chick-fil-A sauce is perfect, and their salads are on par with many fast-casual restaurants!

6 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, following Burger King and McDonald's. On April 24, 2008, the company announced a merger with Triarc... read more

Yuck! It's too greasy. When I open their burgers, at the bottom of the pack is a puddle of oil, and when I put it in my mouth, they are almost WET and SOGGY from oil.

I agree with you. It is greasy sometimes, but I do like it!

Wendy's is nice but still so bad for you!

7 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 in 1954, its two Miami-based franchisees David Edgerton and James McLamore purchased the company and renamed it "Burger King". Over the next half-century, the company would change hands four times, with its third set of owners, a partnership of TPG Capital, Bain Capital, and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, taking it public in 2002. In late 2010, 3G Capital of Brazil acquired a majority stake more.

Their burgers are much better than McDonald's! (McDonald's still has the best French fries, though.)

For burgers, it's Burger King. For chicken, it's McDonald's. Just my opinion, though.

8 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. The chain's products include doughnuts, bagels, other baked goods, and a variety of hot and iced beverages... read more

This one, unlike the rest on the list, I actually like. So, go Donuts! The blueberry ones rock.

I could eat the donut holes all day.

I would eat here, at Taco Bell, or at Pizza Hut every day of my life. (Although it is horrible for you.)

9 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.
10 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, sandwiches, specialty drinks, and bakery items.