Most Underrated Fast Food Restaurants

The Top Ten

1 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 more.

This makes McDonald's look like Disney World food. Burgers are fresh and cooked in front of you (then you don't see crap put in it), fries are AMAZING, peanuts are delicious, and even their Cajun fries are great! This place makes me wanna give up on McDonald's!

And that is the reason it isn't a fast food Restaurant, you don't Compare McDonald's too Burger Joints, because that is unfair. You can only compare it to other Fast Food Restaurants like Wendy's, Jack In The Box, and Burger King you know places where the food is already pre-made - germshep24

I gotta show some New England pride, but also, Five Guys had the best food for before I went vegetarian. They have and always will have the freshest and least sketchy fast food ever. Even the fries are on pointe. And by on pointe I mean really unhealthy (in the delicious way). - keycha1n

This should be their new slogan: I love burgers. I love fries. I love Five Guys. - Pony

I absolutely love this restaurant! Surprisingly, this is the only item on this list that I've actually heard of or went to (or that's just cause most of these places don't exist in my area, y'know) - kaitlynrad11

2 Panda Express

I don't really see anybody there. The last person who went was my family but we stopped. - MarioMaster101

I love Panda Express, only a few other families and mine go there. - Luckys

No it's NOT! It's overrated! Food is beyond bland & is a DISGRACE to Chinese food! McDonald's; overrated express and this is coming from someone who doesn't care for burgers that much! I mean really it's not underrated AT ALL practically everyone says there for no reason, as they can more than likely get better tasting food in the next restaurant closest!

I see no one there when my family goes, it is very, VERY UNDErrated!

3 A&W

Very rare to see one now - Randomator

I like the root beer

Root Beer floats here = always a win

4 Cold Stone Creamery

I got a vanilla milkshake at a Cold Stone Creamery at Concord Mills and its taste was very heavenly! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I haven't eaten here in ages but the last time I came here the food tasted delicious. - Anonymousxcxc

Best ice cream I had in a LONG time - Phillip873

This is my heaven store

5 Krispy Kreme

Why is this underrated it is like the most popular Doughnut place - germshep24

How is this underrated everybody loves this place.

Go Krispy Kreme

They serve awesome doughnuts!

6 Checkers

Their burgers are the best of the best

What about Max Grimes' Roadkill and Dumpster Dive?

7 Tubby's

Patrick will b angry

8 Firehouse Subs

The subs they serve at Firehouse Subs have a very different taste from Subway. And the subs are just delicious and mouthwatering. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

My mom loves this restaurant! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

The son of the owner bullied me in school so I hate firehouse subs,SUBWAY FOR LIFE

Because of someone's personality? Seriously? It's the sons fault. - DonaldTrump

yum - BreakFastBeast2005

9 Zaxby's

I love this place, the wings are great I can tell you that

Zaxby's should get more restaurant locations across the United States. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Nom nom. Great value...good food.

I live in Homestead FL, and the nearest Zaxbys is way up in Winter Haven FL by LEGOLAND.

10 Smashburger

People need to stop eating McDonald's so damn much and appreciate the goodness of real burgers which belongs to the one and only Smashburgers. - JaysTop10List

Well now I find them an interesting joint, and well they got a very juicy burger I must say. - htoutlaws2012

Their burgers are great and their butterfinger shake is one of the best things ever

Another food joint that is rare to see. The one in my town recently closed - Randomator

The Contenders

11 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 more.

Burger king is the best in my book so HAHA

12 Bill Gray's
13 Steak N' Shake

Steak N' shake is not underrated I wet there like 3 weeks ago and there food amazing!

Just tried it for the first time today. The steak burgers are pretty good, but let me tell you something. The shakes over there are REALLY something to behold! The shake I got was in a really huge glass cup filled to the brim with frosty goodness! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I used to eat there all the time when I was younger. It was so good! - AnonymousChick

Steak N shake is pretty ' good!

14 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.

I love their blizzards. Dairy Queen needs more love.

Well the blizzards are good but their food isn't quite up to par with their blizzards. - Randomator

15 Auntie Anne's

Yummy pretzels... Why does no one like it :'( - XxAlexSavagexX

16 Noodles & Company

I LOVE the Wisconsin Mac & Cheese

Very underrated - Randomator



17 Jersey Mike's

Trust me, babe. The subs there are to die for. They pack quite a juicy punch in flavor and texture if I do say so myself! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Italian subs are my go to. This is the place for them! Yummy!

Very ûñdęrråtęd indeed. I love this place. - Spacebar

18 Whataburger

Yes. It is underrated - DonaldTrump

These restaurants are very rare to find in Georgia

Better than in and out

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.
20 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)".

It's only considered "underrated" because few people like their food. - Cesium

It not underrated! Their burgers and meat is so good taste! - David39

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22 Culver's

Why can't I just get a single Culver's in my state? Why? - ModernSpongeBobSucks

They have the best ice cream in the WORLD

23 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, more.

Delicious soups and sandwiches.

Not underrated - Randomator

24 Greggs Bakery

Mm! Brilliant food, and they make brilliant pasties, sausage rolls and even pizza!

Great food, great staff, and great value.

25 Johnny Rockets

Great food, definitely underrated in my opinion. - Pony

This isn't a fast food Restaurant though - germshep24

26 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 more.

Are you kidding? This place is overrated! - Randomator

27 Jollibee
28 Raising Cane's

Best chicken fingers I have ever tasted. Better than KFC and Chick-Fil-A!

I wouldn't say it’s underrated - Randomator

29 The Habit Burger Grill

Not really a fast food restaurant though, to be a fast food restaurants means that you don't have to wait for your food to be made - germshep24

Had this burger joint once. It was so good I ordered a second one. - Pony

30 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, more.

I wouldn't call it overrated, but it definitely isn't underrated - germshep24

Overrated as hell - Randomator

31 Villa Italian Kitchen
32 Schlotzsky's

Best subs

33 Harvey's

Very underrated. Great burgers and much better than McDonald's. - MrSnuffleupagus

34 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 more.

You mean the place of food poisoning?

Kentucky FRIED chicken is overrated. Get this off the list!

Had kfc once in my life and never again- just disgusting

I don’t see people go there much

35 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 more.

More like over rated.

Underrated? Well their food is edible and some options are also delicious but I wouldn't say it is because it's more widespread than locations like Five Guys. - Kwaysar

You can't compare McDonald's to Five Guys though that is unfair, one is a fast food place the other is a burger joint - germshep24

Haha what a joke! Though I want to say that for the garbage at #1, but it's #1...

Nope. It's overrated. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

36 Slim Chickens
37 Nandos
38 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 more.

Great but underrated

39 Shake Shack
40 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 more.

Not a fast food restaurant - germshep24

41 Taco Cabana
42 Hesburger
43 Freddy’s Steakburgers and Custard

It’s only underrated because it’ new,

I wouldn't say it’s underrated - Randomator

44 Hardee's
45 Jack's
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