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Top Fast Food Restaurants in the United States

These quick-serve spots are growing their reputations and locations

By Sarah Ann Noel - May 3, 2018


Our restaurant consultants work with all varieties of restaurants, from formal, high-concept projects to quick-service franchises. We prefer to keep our fingers on the pulses of both ends of the spectrum, and from one end of the country to the other as well.

Market Force Information recently released a study on the top quick-service restaruants in the United States, based on popular opinion. They lined up the top-rated locations in pizza, burgers, chicken, Mexican, and sandwiches, and the winners, respectively, were Pizza Ranch, In-and-Out, Chick-Fil-A, Chipotle, and Wawa. Thrillist added some notes on the locations and news surrounding the winners, with some perspective on who they beat out and why.

Big-name-brands Chick-Fil-A and Chipotle have made a splash, not only in brand recognition but also in the food quality and high-level of service. This demonstrates that there are increased expectations even for quick-serve restaurants as diners become more health-conscious and food-savvy. This likely explains the selection of In-and-Out, Wawa, and Pizza Ranch, also, all of which have cult followings in their regional areas--and word is spreading.

National Restaurant Consultants like to use QSR Magazine to keep up on the latest in fast-casual dining. If you have questions about your fast-food establishment or if you're interested in franchising, contact our restaurant consultants today and get on board with the new direction of quick-service dining.

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