Most Underrated Fast Food Restaurants


The Top Ten

1 Five Guys Burgers and Fries 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 isn't a fast food restaurant, it is a burger joint - germshep24

Because it sucks!

Anyone who says this isbad is FACTUALLY incorrect

Much better then the normal McDonald’s and Burger King. - Spacebar

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2 Panda Express 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

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

Only 1 person comes here a day. I think.

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3 A&W A&W

Root Beer floats here = always a win

Very rare to see one now - Randomator

I like the root beer

4 Cold Stone Creamery Cold Stone Creamery

It’s not fast food though - Randomator

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

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5 Krispy Kreme Krispy Kreme

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

Not fast food - Randomator

Go Krispy Kreme

How is this underrated everybody loves this place.

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6 Checkers Checkers

Their burgers are the best of the best

What about Max Grimes' Roadkill and Dumpster Dive?

7 Tubby's Tubby's

Patrick will b angry

8 Firehouse Subs Firehouse Subs

yum - BreakFastBeast2005

Even though I like subway more, I love meself a good beef and cheese brisket. -Poppliolover05

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

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9 Zaxby's Zaxby's

Nom nom. Great value...good food.

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

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

10 Smashburger Smashburger

Yeah these are great


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

Sadly there’s none in my area anymore - Randomator

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The Contenders

11 Burger King 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

No - Randomator

12 Bill Gray's Bill Gray's
13 Steak N' Shake Steak N' Shake

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

Absolutely - Randomator

Steak N' Shake is delicious. - CartoonCriticizer

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

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14 Dairy Queen 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.

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

I love their blizzards. Dairy Queen needs more love.

15 Auntie Anne's

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

16 Noodles & Company Noodles & Company

I LOVE the Wisconsin Mac & Cheese


Very underrated - Randomator


17 Jersey Mike's

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

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

Very ûñdęrråtęd indeed. I love this place. - Spacebar

18 Whataburger

These restaurants are very rare to find in Georgia

Yes. It is underrated - DonaldTrump

Better than in and out

19 Arby's 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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21 Jack in the Box 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.
22 Culver's

They have the best ice cream in the WORLD

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

23 Panera Bread 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.

Not underrated - Randomator

Delicious soups and sandwiches.

24 Greggs Bakery 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 Johnny Rockets

This isn't a fast food Restaurant though - germshep24

Great food, definitely underrated in my opinion. - Pony

26 Chick-fil-A 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 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

28 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

29 Taco Bell 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

30 Jollibee
31 KFC 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.

I don’t see people go there much

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

You mean the place of food poisoning?

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

32 McDonald's 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.

Lol someone thought it’s actually underrated? - Randomator

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

More like over rated.

It’s only considered underrated because barely anyone likes their food. - AliciaMae

Subway is no better than McDonald's though, both places do what is needs to do, make food that is edible if your in a hurry - germshep24

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33 Slim Chickens Slim Chickens
34 Nandos
35 Subway 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

36 Shake Shack
37 In-N-Out Burger 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

38 Taco Cabana
39 Hesburger
40 Villa Italian Kitchen
41 Schlotzsky's

Best subs

42 Freddy’s Steakburgers and Custard

It’s only underrated because it’ new,

I wouldn't say it’s underrated - Randomator

43 Harvey's Harvey's

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

44 Hardee's
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