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List Rules The best fast food and fast casual chain restaurants

Be it because of a craving for a greasy burger, a need for a hangover cure or simply a needed meal on the run, millions of people eat fast food each day, but which are the top fast food brands of all? That is where you can be the judge folks. Add your list of the best fast food brands and vote for your favorite quick-service eatery.

Kentucky Fried Chicken, McDonalds, Wendy's, Burger King and Taco Bell are just a few of the largest fast food chains in the world, but the jury is out on which is actually the best. Some may even argue that regional joints like In-N-Out Burger would take the cake while others would debate that the healthier options, like Subway and Panera Bread, are where it's at. Or maybe Del Taco's menu featuring Mexican and American options puts them near the top.

So tell us fast food lovers, which of the top fast food restaurants are the best and why? Which artery-clogging grease famous fast food factory rules and which would you never visit even if it's the last thing on Earth?

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1
6,377 3,344
Wendy's is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
Wendy's Restaurant, Fast food

2
5,658 3,853
Subway is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
Subway Restaurant, Fast food

3
6,905 2,556
Chick-fil-A is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
Chick-fil-A Restaurant

4
5,901 3,347
Taco Bell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
goinmike56 added Taco Bell Restaurant, Fast food

5
4,388 4,144
KFC is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
KFC Restaurant, Fast food

6
4,566 2,881
Dairy Queen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
Dairy Queen Restaurant, Fast food

7
5,524 2,372
Five Guys is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
Five Guys Restaurant

8
4,463 2,974
Arby's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
Arby's Restaurant, Fast food

9
4,487 3,263
Burger King is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
Burger King Restaurant

10
4,303 2,306
In-N-Out Burger is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
In-N-Out Burger Restaurant

11
3,934 2,912
Chipotle Mexican Grill is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands

12
3,724 2,522
Sonic Drive-In is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
Sonic Drive-In Restaurant

13
3,658 2,471
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Restaurant, Fast food

14
3,335 2,415
Dunkin' Donuts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
zxray added Dunkin' Donuts Restaurant, Bakery, Food and Beverage

The Top 7 Fast Foods with Cult Followings

15
2,883 1,954
Steak 'n Shake is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
Steak 'n Shake Restaurant, Food Manufacturing

16
2,132 2,161
A&W Restaurants is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
A&W Restaurants Restaurant, Fast food

17
2,499 2,405
Jimmy John's is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
Jimmy John's Restaurant

18
2,819 2,926
Little Caesars is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
Little Caesars Restaurant

19
2,657 2,447
Carl's Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
Carl's Jr. Restaurant, Fast food

20
2,936 2,556
Papa John's Pizza is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
mwesigwa added Papa John's Pizza Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

21
2,313 2,383
White Castle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
White Castle Restaurant, Food Manufacturing, Fast food

Companies with the Best Customer Service

22
2,996 2,053
McDonald's is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
ElijahKaganer added McDonald's Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places, Fast food

23
2,292 2,246
Jack in the Box is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
Jack in the Box Restaurant

24
2,136 1,785
Whataburger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
HarleyCartee added Whataburger Restaurant, Food Manufacturing

25
2,200 2,035
Hardee's is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
Jabapac added Hardee's Restaurant, Fast food

26
1,881 1,843
Checkers and Rally's is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
Checkers and Rally's Restaurant, Fast food

27
2,068 2,381
Quiznos is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
Quiznos Restaurant, Fast food restaurant

28
1,670 1,711
Culver's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
Culver's Restaurant

The Most Unhealthy Fast Food Items in America

29
1,829 2,138
Boston Market is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
Boston Market Restaurant

30
1,652 1,528
Firehouse Subs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
Firehouse Subs Restaurant

31
1,192 1,606
Smash Burger is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
Smash Burger

32
1,599 2,071
Long John Silver's is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
Long John Silver's Restaurant, Fast food

33
1,264 1,777
Qdoba Mexican Grill is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
ChangesDownClub added Qdoba Mexican Grill Restaurant

34
1,367 1,748
Moe's Southwest Grill is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands

35
2,485 1,523
Starbucks is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
Starbucks Coffee and Tea Manufacturing, Coffeehouse, Limited-Service Restaurants

TV Networks with the Best Shows

36
884 1,535
Tim Hortons is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
zxray added Tim Hortons Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

37
1,879 1,332
Pizza Hut International, LLC is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands

38
1,683 1,959
Sbarro is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
Sbarro Restaurant

39
987 1,777
Del Taco is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
Lee Kirby added Del Taco Restaurant, Fast food

40
845 1,461
Jason's Deli is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
zxray added Jason's Deli Restaurant

41
1,848 1,281
Domino's Pizza Enterprises is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands

42
1,739 883
Red Robin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
Christian Shewcraft added Red Robin Restaurant, Fast casual restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

The Healthiest Fast Food Choices in America

43
946 363
Krispy Kreme is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
Rod Robeson added Krispy Kreme Restaurant, Bakery, Food and Beverage Stores

44
726 1,687
Baja Fresh is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
Baja Fresh Restaurant

45
1,070 1,291
Zaxby's is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
icoachfb added Zaxby's Restaurant, Food Manufacturing

46
660 1,447
Fatburger is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
Fatburger Restaurant, Fast food

47
935 1,331
Schlotzsky's is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
zxray added Schlotzsky's Restaurant, Bakery

48
825 1,376
Fazoli's is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
looksharp added Fazoli's Restaurant

49
1,045 769
Fuddruckers is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
liplip added Fuddruckers Restaurant

50
861 1,515
El Pollo Loco is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Fast Food Brands
El Pollo Loco Restaurant, Fast food