The Fast Food You Could Eat Every Day If You Had To

List Rules
Vote up the fast food and fast casual restaurants that are worth returning to daily. Restaurants that are primarily sit-down experiences like Olive Garden or Panera Bread are not eligible.

Imagine your worst-case scenario: You're trapped on a desert island with no restaurants, grocery stores, or kitchens. Just one airdrop per day of the same food, over and over... and over... and over again. Sure, you can pick and choose off a menu, but it's the same menu. Every. Single. Day. What do you choose? That's the delicious quandary we offer to you here. Vote up the fast food restaurant you could eat at every single day for the rest of your life if you had to. Vote down the ones you know would drive you batty if you were forced to eat it. Enjoy... if you can!


  • Chick-fil-A
    Photo: v343790 / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 3.0
    2,425 VOTES

    Featured Main Dishes: Chicken Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Chick-n-Strips

    Side Dishes: Waffle Potato Fries, Mac and Cheese, Kale Crunch Side, Greek Yogurt Parfait, Chicken Tortilla Soup

    Wild Cards: Grilled Cool Wrap, Fish Sandwich

    Breakfast? Yes

    Pepsi or Coke? Coke

    Unlike fellow chicken chain Popeyes, Chick-fil-A offers breakfast, plus numerous healthy options like kale. Just keep in mind that in this scenario, you still can't get it on Sunday.

    2,425 votes
  • Wendy's
    Photo: Jordan W. / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0
    2,326 VOTES

    Featured Main Dishes: Double Stack, Dave's Single, Bacon Jalapeno Cheeseburger, Barbecue Cheeseburger, Spicy Barbecue Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Nuggets

    Side Dishes: French Fries, Seasoned Potatoes, Apple Bites, Honey Butter Biscuit, Side Salad

    Wild Cards: Spicy Chicken Wrap, Chili, Baked Potato, Chili and Cheese Baked Potato, Garden Salad

    Breakfast? Yes

    Pepsi or Coke? Coke

    Besides their square burger patties (and famous commercials with founder Dave Thomas), Wendy's is known for wild cards like its line of decadent baked potatoes. 

    2,326 votes
  • 3
    2,390 VOTES

    Featured Main Dishes: Turkey Breast Sub, Italian BMT, Spicy Italian, Subway Club

    Side Dishes: Potato Chips, Cookies, Applesauce

    Wild Cards: Subway Sliders, Chopped Salads, Signature Wraps

    Breakfast? Yes

    Pepsi or Coke? Coke

    After experimenting with wild cards like pizza, Subway has refocused on its core items. Still, there are plenty of oddball choices like sliders and wraps to keep you from getting bored of choosing between 6-inch or footlong.

    2,390 votes
  • Taco Bell
    Photo: Unknown author / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0
    2,399 VOTES

    Featured Main Dishes: Burrito Supreme, Chalupa, Crunchwrap Supreme, Taco Supreme, Soft Taco Supreme, Nachos BellGrande

    Side Dishes: Chips and Salsa, Chips and Guacamole, Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes

    Wild Cards: Triplelupa, Loaded Taco Grande Burrito, Quesarito, Beefy Fritos Burrito

    Breakfast? Yes

    Pepsi or Coke? Pepsi

    Taco Bell has one of the most wild card-heavy menus on our list. It seems like every other day, there's a new weird item like the Triplelupa to choose from. If you remember the Naked Chicken Chips, you deserve an award.

    2,399 votes
  • 5
    2,167 VOTES

    Featured Main Dishes: Big Mac, Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Chicken McNuggets, McChicken Sandwich

    Side Dishes: French Fries, McFlurry, Apple Pie, Donut Sticks

    Wild Cards: Filet-O-Fish, Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad, Double Big Mac, Little Mac

    Breakfast? Yes

    Pepsi or Coke? Coke

    The icon. The first word in fast food. McDonald's has been trimming its menu for years now, so there isn't as much variation as there used to be. Sorry to all of you Arch Deluxe fans. Still, there's all the classic favorites to choose from: the Big Mac, the Quarter Pounder, those incredible fries, the McFlurry, and the piping-hot apple pie.

    2,167 votes
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
    Photo: FGCphoenix / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

    Featured Main Dishes: Burritos, Burrito Bowls, Tacos, Salad

    Side Dishes: Chips and Guacamole, Chips and Salsa

    Wild Cards: Lifestyle Bowls, Queso Blanco

    Breakfast? No

    Pepsi or Coke? Coke

    Chipotle offers a shallow menu of Mexican-inspired fare, but can boast a level of customer customization that many of the other franchises on this list can't match. 

    1,909 votes