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

Updated April 6, 2020 39.2k votes 2.0k voters 12.5k views45 items

List RulesVote 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!

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  • 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. 

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  • Featured Main Dishes: Hamburger, Cheeseburger, Bacon Burger, Hot Dog

    Side Dishes: French Fries, Milkshakes

    Wild Cards: Cajun Fries, Bacon Cheese Dog, Veggie Sandwich, BLT

    Breakfast? No

    Pepsi or Coke? Coke

    Five Guys is a traditional burger chain that plays it pretty simple, but still carries stuff like BLTs and veggie options. No breakfast, though.

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  • 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.

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  • Featured Main Dishes: Smokehouse Brisket Sandwich, Reuben, Traditional Greek Gyro, Beef 'n Cheddar

    Side Dishes: White Cheddar Mac and Cheese, Potato Cakes, Curly Fries, Loaded Curly Fries, Chopped Side Salad

    Wild Cards: King's Hawaiian Brown Sugar Bacon Sandwiches, Buffalo Chicken, Sliders, Pizza Sliders, Crispy Chicken Farmhouse Salad

    Breakfast? No

    Pepsi or Coke? Pepsi

    Arby's has been the butt of jokes for some time now, but it has one of the most loaded menus on this list, with some quirky wild card options. The downside is how heavy the food can be, but salads are available.

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