Most Popular Fast Food Restaurants

Name the 50 most popular fast food restaurants in the United States.
Based on 2018 sales. According to QSR magazine.
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Last updated: July 11, 2019
First submittedJuly 31, 2011
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Segment
Restaurant
1
Burger
McDonalds
2
Coffee
Starbucks
3
Sandwich
Subway
4
Burger
Burger King
5
Mexican
Taco Bell
6
Burger
Wendy's
7
Donut
Dunkin' Donuts
8
Chicken
Chick-fil-A
9
Pizza
Domino's
10
Pizza
Pizza Hut
11
Sandwich
Panera
12
Mexican
Chipotle
13
Chicken
KFC
14
Burger
Sonic
15
Ice Cream
Dairy Queen
16
Sandwich
Arby's
17
Pizza
Little Caesars
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Restaurant
18
Burger
Jack in the Box
19
Chicken
Popeyes
20
Pizza
Papa John's
21
Asian
Panda Express
22
Burger
Whataburger
23
Burger
Hardee's
24
Sandwich
Jimmy John's
25
Chicken
Zaxby's
26
Burger
Carl's Jr.
27
Burger
Five Guys
28
Burger
Culver's
29
Chicken
Bojangles'
30
Chicken
Wingstop
31
Sandwich
Jersey Mike's
32
Burger
Steak 'n Shake
33
Burger
Checkers/Rally's
34
Chicken
El Pollo Loco
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Restaurant
35
Pizza
Papa Murphy's
36
Mexican
Qdoba
37
Chicken
Church's Chicken
38
Mexican
Del Taco
39
Coffee
Tim Hortons
40
Mexican
Moe's Southwest Grill
41
Sandwich
Firehouse Subs
42
Sandwich
McAlister's Deli
43
Burger
In-N-Out
44
Sandwich
Jason's Deli
45
Ice Cream
Baskin-Robbins
46
Chicken
Boston Market
47
Pretzel
Auntie Anne's
48
Pizza
Marco's Pizza
49
Burger
White Castle
50
Pasta
Noodles & Company
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Level 22
Aug 20, 2013
Well this quiz is hard to do if you've never been to America, I had only even heard of ten of them...
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Level 79
Sep 5, 2013
All my many comments from before about encountering these places overseas are gone now.. but.. you can find at least half of these places in many countries other than the USA.
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Level 32
Sep 21, 2013
There's only 11 of them that I've ever seen in the UK
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Level 79
Sep 28, 2013
Around the Middle East, Europe, South, East, and SouthEast Asia I have seen McDonalds, Burger King, Starbucks, Pizza Hut, Subway, KFC, Taco Bell, Dunkin' Donuts, Wendy's, Domino's, Papa John's, Dairy Queen, Popeyes, Krispy Kreme, Quiznos, Baskin Robbins, Hardee's (Carls Jr is the same restaurant), Little Ceasars, and Chipotle. I've seen Tim Horton's in the UAE (only place outside of North America they have any stores). So, if you're well traveled, even if you've never been to the USA or Canada, you could get 20.

I've also seen a lot of Sbarro, Potbelly, Shakey's Pizza, Costa Coffee, Seattle's Best Coffee, Cinnabon, Texas Chicken, Firehouse Subs, etc but those don't make the list.
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Level 47
Nov 15, 2014
Pretty sure Costa Coffee isn't in the United States
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Level 79
Jan 24, 2015
Relessness appears to be right. I guess this is a case of being *too* well traveled. I've seen them all over the place, didn't realize they weren't in the US, too.
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Level 76
Nov 21, 2018
In fact, Costa is British, but I think it's just been bought by Cola Cola? Or that's on the cards, or something.
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Level 67
Dec 16, 2018
If you add all the countries up perhaps. Here there only is mcdonalds and burgerking and dominos. Not sure if we allready had starbucks and subway in 2013 their arrival here is relatively recent. So I think saying half of these places are availabe in many countries is a huge exageration. Btw it is clearly seen in the results. The top 10 (minus chick-fil-a and plus kfc) Scores way higher than all the rest. it drops from 75% to 50% after that (funilly enough those 10 are the only ones I have heard of aswell. and the lowest one, wendys I have only heard of a few years ago) 28/50 scoring below 25% rightfully guessed says it all I would say. Nevertheless, interesting to do. Interesting that there are so many pizzia, burger, chicken, sandwhich stores. And only One coffee store. Guess they ve made it quite big
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Level 78
Feb 10, 2019
I miss Shakey's Pizza. After several changes in ownership most of their US stores closed, according to Wikipedia. 48 remain in California and three in other states, but they still have lots of stores in other countries, so you'd probably have a better chance of eating there while traveling outside the US.
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Level 79
Jul 12, 2019
^ they are still all over the Philippines
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Level 23
Jan 16, 2014
9 for me only because they are in new zealand
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Level 73
Jul 11, 2019
Only heard of 10 of these that have made it to Australia. Would stay happy if the other 40 never made it.
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Level 54
May 29, 2014
As an American, I've only ever seen half of these places.Heard of most, but there are several I've never heard of. Whataburger, El Pollo Loco, Culver's, Jason's Deli, Wingstop..?
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Level 11
Jun 26, 2014
there are alot of culvers in michigan
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Level 79
Oct 6, 2015
Whataburger also has international locations in the Middle East. Never heard of Jason's Deli.
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Level 53
Jan 4, 2019
There is practically a culvers in every town in Wisconsin.
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Level 26
Jan 28, 2019
Culver's is a Midwest thing. I live in Wisconsin and there's one every couple square miles
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Level 70
Jul 11, 2019
I've only ever seen 4 of them in Greece, and two have almost pulled out of the country completely. Excluding seasonal businesses in tourist resorts, I think we practically only have Starbucks and Domino's Pizza right now, and possibly a few McDonalds and Pizza Hut shops in Athens. We're probably a really bad market for international fast food chains.
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Level 38
Sep 19, 2013
Whaaat? Only 8% get Moe's??? Unbelievable.
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Level 34
Sep 22, 2013
I am more surprised how barely anyone got Tim Hortons
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Level 79
Sep 28, 2013
Tim Horton's has an extremely impressively large share of the Canadian coffee and breakfast market, however their penetration into the USA has been restricted to certain areas and outside of those two countries they only have a handful of stores and those are all in the UAE. I had personally never heard of them before taking this quiz the first time, though after I took the quiz I noticed a Tim Horton's in Dubai.
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Level 67
Jul 30, 2019
I was somewhat surprised to find it on this quiz since it's based on what is popular in America. I know they have made a push to open more stores there but I didn't really expect it to make the top 50.
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Level 59
Jul 31, 2019
Commenting 6 years later, but Tim Hortons now has shops in the UK. Not one in Manchester or Liverpool, you know the big cities. But little old Warrington, a tiny town between the two. We we're all baffled when it opened and had no idea what it was.
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Level 38
Mar 21, 2020
^ I'm surprised that Tim Horton was accepted, while Dunkin' Donuts wasn't. Dunkin' Donuts is the American equivalent of Tim Horton and BTW: Its coffee is far superior to that of Starbucks.
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Level 71
Sep 28, 2013
While some like McDonald's and Subway are everywhere, many of these places are regional. For example, Whataburger is based in Texas, while In-N-Out Burger is based in California. For me, the nearest Moe's is two hours to the east, and the nearest Tim Horton's is about ten hours to the north.
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Level 38
Aug 19, 2015
Zaxbys is in the south east. stops in North Carolina I'm pretty sure
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Level 47
Oct 5, 2019
Can confirm Zaxbys is in North Carolina and moes is five minutes up the road from me
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Level 33
Oct 4, 2013
I'll take Moe's over Chipotle any day. Tastes better. More options.
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Level 47
Oct 5, 2019
You're 100% correct
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Level 70
Sep 28, 2013
It's easy to see why obesity is a BIG problem in the USA!
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Level 79
Sep 28, 2013
Why? Subway is #2. Look what they did for Jared.
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Level 62
Oct 6, 2015
....made him a pedophile
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Level 79
Oct 7, 2015
Chasing after those kids all day is obviously a good way to stay thin.
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Level 52
Jun 18, 2019
How is subway healthy? Talk about being sucked in by the marketing
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Level 72
Jul 12, 2019
hirsutebodkin: May I direct you to r/whoosh?
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Level 79
Jul 12, 2019
hirsute: a veggie sub wrap or even one with lean deli meat is way healthier than a bacon burger or fried chicken. What do you order at Subway?
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Level 88
Aug 15, 2019
He never stopped trying to get into smaller pants...
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Level 55
Mar 25, 2020
Sure Subway is healthier than most the other's but I still wouldn't count it as healthy.
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Level 64
Sep 28, 2013
This comment doesn't really make sense. It lists the 50 most popular fast food chains; it doesn't say how much business each one does. I could list the 50 best-selling underground anarchist punk albums too. It still doesn't mean they sell a ton of copies. The obesity epidemic is a complicated problem. Yes, fast food is largely garbage with little nutritional value, but people place too much blame on it. Of course, I sense your comment was largely tongue-in-cheek, but it reminded me of many people who want to blame their obesity on McDonald's, rather than trying to fix it themselves.
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Level 70
Sep 29, 2013
Yes you're right. I must stop making flippant comments.
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Level 79
Sep 29, 2013
I vote for more flippancy
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Level 39
Jul 22, 2014
Agreed, kalbahamut. MORE!
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Level 78
Oct 6, 2015
In 2011 Congress passed a bill which prohibited the USDA from requiring more nutritional school lunches. The bill stopped the USDA from raising the amount of tomato paste required to classify pizza as a vegetable in school lunches from two tablespoons to 1/2 cup. As long as pizza contains at least two tablespoons of tomato paste it counts as a vegetable. Pickle relish also counts as a veggie. The bill also prohibited reducing the amount of potatoes in school lunches, and prohibited raising the required amount of green vegetables in school lunches. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ketchup_as_a_vegetable We teach our kids at a young age that pizza is healthy food.
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Level 49
Feb 21, 2020
And tomatos are vegetables lol!
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Level 55
Mar 25, 2018
I think it's more of an example of the incredible entrepreneurship in the United States
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Level 54
Oct 1, 2013
Got the 12 that I've heard of/ been to having never been out of the UK! Good quiz though.
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Level 18
Oct 22, 2013
only 7-8 of these are in Australia, including Burger King/Hungry Jacks
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Level 13
Nov 1, 2013
From Australia i have only heard of like 10 we have like 20 more to add to the list but they are a lot healthier haha
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Level 79
Nov 9, 2013
We have Burger Fuel here in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, which is from New Zealand I think. They try to sell themselves as healthy fast food, but, I'm not really convinced. Only thing from down under we have around these parts that I'm aware of is Outback- I think their Aussie Cheese Fries were ranked as the worst thing you could order from *any* restaurant (in terms of being healthy), with the Bloomin' Onion not far behind. You must be saving all the healthy stuff for yourselves.
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Level 78
Dec 4, 2013
the worst? try poutine -- fries, gravy and cheese -- fat on fat on fat.
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Level 79
Jan 6, 2014
I don't think you can order poutine at any major American restaurant. But the Aussie cheese fries has the same number of fat layers... potatoes soaked, saturated, and cooked in animal fat; smothered in a melted layer of cow milk fat and sprinkled with additional bits of pig fat, then dipped in ranch dressing (more fat)...
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Level 78
Feb 10, 2014
McDonald's Canada now serves poutine
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Level 79
Feb 4, 2018
Crikey! I've been goosed!
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Level 72
Mar 15, 2018
I only discovered Outback for the first time upon going to the US and absolutely nothing about it is remotely Australian, beyond the fact that we do, as a nation, have a passion for steak. Actually, googling the menu as I write this comment I am only just now discovering that there are stores in Australia.
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Level 67
Jul 30, 2019
There's a couple I remember from living in Australia like Red Rooster that I've never seen anywhere else. They also have Hungry Jack's but that's just burger king with a different name
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Level 32
Dec 13, 2013
I'm American but we don't have Chick-fil-A, Jack in the Box, Hardee's, Whataburger, Carl's Jr, Zaxby's, Church's Chicken, Bojangles, Steak n Shake, Checkers, White Castle, Del Taco, Jason's Deli, El Pollo Loco, Captain D's, or Wingstop anywhere near hear. I've never even heard of half of those.
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Level 44
Oct 10, 2014
yeah, we have almost all of them...
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Level 44
Oct 6, 2015
White Castle is known thanks to Impractical Jokers (:
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Level 39
Oct 9, 2015
Harold and Kumar :)
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Level 67
Apr 6, 2016
That's the only reason I know what white castle is. As for Chik-fil-A, the first time I heard about them was when people were boycotting them.
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Level 78
Feb 10, 2019
Krystal is the White Castle of the southern US but it never makes it onto these quizzes. They have around 6500 employees and more locations than In and Out. Personally I think they're better than White Castle, but of course, that's not a high bar to pass.
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Level 21
Feb 13, 2016
Yeah, same!
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Level 43
Dec 14, 2013
I think A&W and Nathan's should be added
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Level 42
Dec 18, 2013
Somehow I got 41 out of 50
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Level 60
Jan 17, 2014
Got 46/50. Never heard of Bojangles, Checkers/Rallys, Moe's or Tim Hortons.
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Level 13
Mar 13, 2014
Tim Hortons is a coffee place in Canada. Very popular in Canada.
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Level 38
Mar 2, 2018
Exactly. I've been to a Tim Horton's in Canada (very similar to Dunkin' Donuts) but have never seen one in the USA.
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Level 72
Nov 8, 2015
I'm surprised Tim Horton's made the list; I though they were only in NE border towns so far, like Buffalo. But if there are more, that is an excellent trend! We need more Tim Horton's!!
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Level 45
Nov 18, 2015
I miss Tim Hortons! None left in CT
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Level 67
Apr 6, 2016
I'm Canadian and I didn't think Tim Horton's would be on the list. I eventually guessed it when I was running out of ideas, and I was pleasantly surprised. Personally I prefer it to Starbucks because It's mostly just plain old coffee done well. They have started doing some lattes and other junk as well, but they always make a great cup of regular black coffee
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Level 81
Jun 16, 2018
There must be, seriously, a Tim Horton's for every 800 people in Canada. And their coffee is the weakest crap you will ever drink.
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Level 44
Jul 16, 2019
No
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Level 47
Apr 27, 2020
Bojangles i think is only in the south/south east same with Checkers North Carolina has both.
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Level 77
Feb 23, 2014
This is virtually impossible because so many of these are only available regionally rather than nationally. I hate White Castle, but I love Krystal. Alas, that one is apparently too small of a chain to merit this list. But I've never heard of places like Wing Stop, Papa Murpheys, Tim Horton, etc.
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Level 13
Mar 13, 2014
I got 15 which I think is pretty good since I live in Canada and we don't have 90% of those fast food places and since I haven't eaten fast food in years
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Level 77
Mar 28, 2014
39/50, but about 12 of those came from reading comments. I haven't heard of half of these. So, if anyone else is using the comments for help, let me just say, the ones I missed that I've never heard of are Jamba Juice, Culver's, and Panda Express. Okay, I've heard of a Panda Express, but I don't recall ever seeing one.
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Level 72
Nov 8, 2015
Whatever you do, don't actually *eat* at a Panda Express. That stuff is gnasty.
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Level 65
Jul 16, 2016
And it's not even Chinese food, (or any sort of Asian food, for that matter)
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Level 60
Jul 24, 2018
You are missing out if you haven't had Culvers burgers or frozen custard. We don't have in-n-out burgers in Michigan, but I can't imagine they're any better than Culvers.
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Level 44
Jul 16, 2019
I been to in-n-out it’s better than that Burger King,McDonald’s,Taco Bell Pajazz across the country
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Level 53
Mar 31, 2014
I got 44 out of 50 from reading everyone's comments...
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Level 58
Apr 3, 2014
Only around 14 of these are in Canada, so really I got 11/14, plus I got one American one (Dunkin Dounts).
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Level 74
May 3, 2014
What about Denny's?
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Level 79
Oct 6, 2015
I think technically Denny's is not classified as "fast food."
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Level 78
Jun 12, 2016
I've eaten at Denny's, and nothing about it was fast.
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Level 83
Sep 10, 2017
I wouldn't even classify Denny's as "food."
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Level 79
Feb 4, 2018
Jack, you made me laugh. But I like Denny's. The menu in Tokyo has some good stuff and back in the USA I like their skillets quite a bit.
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Level 44
Jun 30, 2018
ander217 and jacktheguy, lololol
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Level 60
May 7, 2014
Wait....Jason's Deli is fast food?
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Level 21
May 30, 2014
Only 98% for McDonalds?! How?!
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Level 30
Apr 7, 2020
I got it, but I hate it’s food lol. That might just be the reason for that 2% 😅😂🤣
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Level 83
Jun 16, 2014
42/50 answers are mentioned in the comments.
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Level 24
May 31, 2017
And I managed to get 42/50. What a coincidence.
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Level 81
Jul 11, 2019
Well, which ones are missing?
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Level 44
Jul 29, 2014
Stake and Shake is NOT fast food. You sit down, you order from a server. Like IHOP or Dennys or Waffle House.
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Level 49
May 3, 2017
I got this one right, but yeah I agree.
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Level 30
Apr 7, 2020
Thx for making me crave Waffle House again lol
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Level 47
Apr 27, 2020
Same with Mcalister's Deli
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Level 43
Aug 17, 2014
Got them all... this is awkward.
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Level 32
Sep 3, 2014
Only 6 of these are in England
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Level 44
Oct 8, 2014
I knew them all, except I am 11 and cannot type them fast enough. I don't see a lot of those in Kalamazoo Michigan.
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Level 17
Oct 12, 2014
Panera isn't really fast food.......it's actually fairly healthy......
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Level ∞
Oct 13, 2014
I used to think that too. Then I looked at the calories in some of their baked items. A scone can be worse than a Big Mac.
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Level 79
Oct 6, 2015
Is fast food required to be unhealthy? I thought it just had to be fast... served at a counter from a cashier within a few minutes, or via a drive-through window.
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Level 79
Mar 25, 2020
and yeah what QM said Panera is not healthfood
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Level 43
Nov 24, 2014
Could I ask for some leniency on Chick-fil-A? :/
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Level 79
Jan 24, 2015
Chick Fil-A is bigger than KFC now?? Wow..
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Level 44
Jul 16, 2019
Well Yea…………… But I think In-n-out beats chick-fil-a
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Level 30
Apr 7, 2020
Well, as someone who loves Chick-Fil-A, I am actually shocked that it wasn’t always ahead of KFC lol
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Level 70
Apr 16, 2015
Where is Red Lobster?
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Level 50
Nov 30, 2016
It's not really fast food because you have to sit down at a table and order. Same grouping as Applebee's and Taco Cabana. Chain restaurants, I guess.
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Level 44
May 11, 2015
There are actually some what-a-burgers in north carolina, not just in texas
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Level 47
Apr 27, 2020
Yeah most of the What a burger locations are in NC
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Level 70
May 21, 2015
No Bob Evans?
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Level 32
Jun 26, 2015
Surprised Denny's didn't make the list
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Level 49
May 3, 2017
Doesn't qualify as fast food. Cheap, yes; fast food, no.
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Level 50
Jun 29, 2015
50restaurants
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Level 58
Jul 24, 2015
This is one quiz that I feel good about getting less than half of them. :)
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Level 78
Feb 10, 2019
I eat at fast food restaurants fairly often when traveling and some of them aren't that bad if you opt for the healthier options such as salad and grilled chicken, don't supersize, stay away from sauces and heavy dressings, and drink water instead of soda. To paraphrase Michael Pollan, "If you eat clean 90% of the time, 10% unhealthy food won't hurt you, but if you eat badly 90% of the time, 10% healthy won't help you."
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Level 43
Jul 24, 2015
I think Panera is more known for salads than sandwiches. Also, Tim Horton's for donuts. (I didn't get the later too, because I used the apostrophe.) Otherwise a nice quiz.
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Level 6
Dec 12, 2017
This is why i read the comments before taking the test! Answers, answers, answers!!!
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Level 79
Jan 23, 2018
Most of the folks on this site consider that cheating...
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Level 71
Sep 16, 2015
I always forget Chick-fil-a only has one L
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Level 80
Sep 23, 2015
In Belgium only 5 of these on the local market (McDonald's, Starbucks, Subway, Pizza Hut and Domino's). Three (Subway, Domino's and Pizza Hut) have more staff than customers. Wouldn't eat there as I find what they serve to be quite horrid. Yet managed to get 28/50, beating 80.3%. All the major ones have a lot of product placement in American movies and tv. Conclusion: stop complaining.
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Level 59
Oct 6, 2015
tough one for brits: 12, hadnt heard of the rest...you guys like your fast food, as we can see!
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Level 61
Oct 6, 2015
I am Italian. We only have McDonald's and Burger King here, although recently a KFC has been opened in Turin. I'm not surprised it went so badly ahahah!
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Level 79
Oct 6, 2015
On my last attempt I only missed Jersey Mike's and Jimmy John's... neither of which I've ever heard of before. Never aced this one.
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Level 49
Oct 6, 2015
I got 46 on my first try. Does that mean I eat too much fast food? :)
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Level 79
Oct 6, 2015
Probably. I finally got 50/50 this time but I had to cheat and read through the comments to pick up the ones I was missing.
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Level 22
Oct 6, 2015
50/50 peasants
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Level 79
Sep 10, 2017
Peasants probably eat more fast food than most.
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Level 30
Oct 6, 2015
I'm surprised Sbarro isn't on the list. I thought they were all over the world.
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Level 63
Oct 6, 2015
Same. Sbarro has the absolute BEST stromboli
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Level 46
Feb 15, 2017
Can't say I have ever heard of that chain
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Level 79
Oct 7, 2015
I've patronized Sbarros in the United States, the Philippines, and Saudi Arabia. Some locations are better than others; quality varies a lot. The one at King Fahd International Airport in Dammam makes pretty decent pesto. Also, in spite of seeing them in several geographically disparate locations, I've never seen that many of them.
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Level 62
Feb 12, 2018
we dont have it in Europe i guess
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Level 40
Feb 28, 2018
Even the US doesn’t have too many Sbarro's. They are mostly in malls and airports around the world, but there are lots of those so that probably helps. Some are in train stations as well, and there are very few free standing locations. Also try my quiz Fast-Food by Country. https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/261691/fast-food-by-country
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Level 58
Oct 8, 2015
If you have never heard of these places, you obviously aren't a good ol' Austinite. I love this city...I eat all I want and still stay underweight.
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Level 35
Dec 31, 2015
i forgot dominos
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Level 20
Jan 5, 2016
its a great quiz but I'm English so I only got the nine that I know from England or YouTube videos. but thanks for the quiz.
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Level 20
Jan 19, 2016
I missed Burger King... HOW?
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Level 32
May 21, 2016
Never heard of Whataburger, Zaxby's, Bojangles', El Pollo Loco, Del Taco, Boston Market, or Moe's; and I could've kicked myself for not getting some of the obvious ones.
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Level 30
Apr 7, 2020
You’ve never heard of Whataburger?! Lol
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Level 44
Jul 16, 2016
Some of these must be regional - and not in my region. I live in Nebraska and my favorite fast food restaurant isn't even listed - Runza!!!
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Level 57
Jul 22, 2016
Here in the Dominican Republic we got 13 of them: McDonalds, Subway, Burger King, Wendy's, Taco Bell, Dunkin' Donuts, Pizza Hut, KFC, Domino's, Carl's Jr., Little Caesars, Papa John's, and Krispy Kreme. There have been rumors of a Starbucks opening soon, but nothing has been confirmed.
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Level 57
Jul 22, 2016
We also have Sbarro, Sweet Frog, and Pinkberry, but they're not on the list.
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Level 52
Jul 24, 2016
Can't believe Whataburger is so low.
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Level 30
Apr 7, 2020
Ikr?!?
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Level 7
Aug 16, 2016
Ugh! How could i not think of Burger King! #brainfarttimes
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Level 63
Sep 14, 2016
In Germany we have 8 of those and I've been to 7 in and out of the country. I'm not a big Fast Food eater. Only place I visit almost weekly is Subway.
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Level 49
May 4, 2017
Subway! At least twice a week.
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Level 77
Sep 18, 2016
18/50. And I've lived in the U.S. my entire life. I guess it's a good thing I only knew that many. Would hate to see what size pants I'd be wearing if I knew all 50. BTW - White Castle....mini burgers/sliders we call, alternately, Gut Bombs or Rat Burgers. Each one probably shortens your life by about 20 minutes apiece!
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Level 29
Sep 23, 2016
44/50 I cheated and looked at the comments Totally legit
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Level 78
Oct 12, 2016
How is cheating totally legit?
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Level 20
Oct 12, 2016
From England so only know of burger king, mcdonalds, pizza hut, kfc, five guys, krispy kreme, papa johns, dominos, subway, starbucks... knew tim hortons from how I met your mother knew white castle from Harold & Kumar knew steak & shake cause there is one in Ibiza knew in-n-out from gta V knew chipotle from that weird vine.. im happy I managed to recall those to get 15/50
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Level 47
Nov 12, 2016
That was pretty hard for an Australian as quite a few of those restaurants (most) are not in Australia
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Level 33
Nov 20, 2016
It's Baskin Robbins (BR) also find the hidden message!
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Level 44
Jul 16, 2019
31 Flavours BR 13 14
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Level 49
Jan 11, 2017
finally got them all
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Level 59
Feb 11, 2017
this quiz in only for americans
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Level 54
Mar 17, 2017
How did 91% of people miss college football's official chicken? I'd think you would have heard of Zaxby's, people!
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Level 50
Jul 3, 2017
Probably because less than 20 states have a location, mostly in the southeast.
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Level 79
Sep 10, 2017
Also not that many people care about college football.
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Level 30
Apr 7, 2020
Zaxby’s? What’s that?-
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Level 44
Mar 27, 2017
Jason's Deli is not fast food. It's slow food.
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Level 79
Sep 10, 2017
Same for the oxymoronically named and perennially overrated In-n-Out, even with their paradoxically bare bones list of menu choices. And don't tell me it's because it's "fresh"... they throw chunks of potato into boiling grease just like everyone else.
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Level 44
Jul 16, 2019
When I came there I just ordered a normal burger and normal fries with ketchup
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Level 79
Jul 27, 2019
those are pretty much your only options, which is part of why it makes no sense that their service is so damn slow.
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Level 40
May 3, 2017
This quiz really shows the routes of obesity in the U.S, In Ireland we have, Mcdonalds, Burger King (which isn't very common), KFC, Subway, Starbucks (not common either), Papa johns, dominos, thats bout it
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Level 78
Jul 27, 2019
In 2016 the US was 12th on the list of most obese nations, lower than such countries as Kuwait, St Lucia, Jordan, Egypt, Qatar, Belize, and most of the island nations of Oceania. (In 2019 the US has dropped to 16th.) On the 2016 list Canada is number 26, Australia is 27, and Mexico is 29. The UK comes in first for Europe at 36th. Many nations of the Middle East appear in the top 25 which surprised me.
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Level 57
May 4, 2017
I missed Chipotle. Today I had lunch at... Chipotle. Sad trombone...
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Level 59
May 25, 2017
half of these i've never even heard of. assuming they're regional.
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Level 50
Jul 3, 2017
A good chunk of them are, yes.
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Level 10
Jun 3, 2017
i live in Australia so i havent heard of half of these
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Level 25
Jul 6, 2017
9/50 I'm 11 & Not American (I'm so horrible at this :/)
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Level 29
Jul 31, 2017
Not your fault then. I'm Canadian and have heard of about 30 of these, and that's a mixture of travel to the States as well as watching YouTubers who talk about these places from time to time. Would be surprised if you didn't live in the country and knew a lot of them.
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Level 44
Jul 27, 2017
Here in New Zealand, we only have McDonalds, Starbucks, Subway, Burger King, Wendy's, Dunkin' Donuts, Pizza Hut, KFC, Domino's, and Carl's. Jr.
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Level 29
Jul 31, 2017
I typed Tim Horton's but really didn't expect it to be there. As a Canadian, didn't expect it to be popular enough to make the list in the US. Also surprised to see Panera so high up on the list
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Level 49
Dec 8, 2017
Papera surprised me because the food isn't that great in my opinion
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Level 74
Dec 20, 2017
They are all over the place in Michigan. I go to one pretty much everyday.
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Level ∞
Aug 2, 2017
Falling off the list for 2016: Krispy Kreme, Einstein Bagels, and Long John Silvers.
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Level 68
Aug 3, 2017
Those of us from outside the States and Canada are gonna struggle with this quiz. Of the 50 answers i have never even heard of at least 35 of them. They must have no presence in Britain. A few i got or recognised from watching TV/films but the rest are new to me.
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Level 68
Aug 3, 2017
I see the small print says it's the US's top Fast Food joints so that would explain it. Lol
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Level 79
Jul 12, 2019
don't let that stop you from complaining
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Level 79
Sep 10, 2017
You could do pretty well being from Saudi Arabia.
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Level 63
Aug 4, 2017
I worked at a Papa Murphys back in 2003. Was there maybe 3-4 months and the location lasted only 2 years. Not very popular in my area.
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Level 33
Aug 12, 2017
47 and I'm Irish :)
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Level 29
Aug 17, 2017
29/50. Hmm, not bad for a Canadian lol
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Level 44
Aug 21, 2017
There's nothing fast about Jason's. Good food though.
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Level 50
Sep 10, 2017
You don't have Quick????
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Level 64
Sep 10, 2017
Disappointed at the lack of Fuddruckers... haha
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Level 51
Sep 10, 2017
Live in NC, never heard of culvers, captain d's or el pollo loco. Have only eaten at 24 of these in total.
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Level 37
Sep 10, 2017
HOW DID I FORGET DOMINOS AND PIZZA HUT
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Level 43
Sep 10, 2017
Got only 13 of them...which is a good thing...for my health!
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Level 60
Sep 10, 2017
Top 50!! Not a top 5. Not a top 10. Not even a top thirty 30. But a top 50. Talk about an unhealthy obsession with junk food. I only got 10. The ones that are here in Australia which I never eat at any way. White Castle I only got because of Harold and Kumar. Unfortunately, Los Pollos Hermanos was not here.
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Level 14
Sep 10, 2017
Is there a culver's in Idaho? Because I've never heard of or seen one before.
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Level 67
Sep 10, 2017
You have no Nandos in The States? America, you haven't lived...
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Level 34
Sep 10, 2017
another American quiz
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Level 79
Sep 10, 2017
I know! I'm so angry! grrraaaahhh! Why does America exist!!??
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Level 56
Sep 10, 2017
I'm shocked that Krispy Kreme isn't on here - if it isn't that big of a deal, why have they started it up in my country (Australia) then???
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Level 79
Sep 13, 2017
They're also all over the Middle East. and I've seen far more of them in my state (Virginia) than many of the others on this list.
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Level 38
Mar 21, 2019
I believe that "Krispy Creme" doughnuts were originally located in the Southern United States (though I've recently discovered one on 23rd Street in Manhattan). I prefer "Krispy Creme" over "Dunkin Donuts", as they are fresher and less doughy than Dunkin's. Again, I have to thank a movie for my discovery; "Krispy Creme" doughnuts were featured in "Primary Colors", a movie starring John Travolta as a Clintonesque presidential candidate. And, BTW: What happened to IHOP [the International House of Pancakes], and Carvel's (Ice Cream)?
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Level 62
Sep 11, 2017
I'm from Canada and I got 25. I'm not sure how to feel about scoring above average in a quiz about fast food in a country that I don't even live in. But we do have a lot of these places in Canada too, and I live pretty close to the border so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Level 32
Sep 11, 2017
Please do worldwide too cos otherwise it is confusing
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Level 32
Sep 11, 2017
Lol found the same problem too as a Brit (12/50 too). Had to look down the comments for answers. I'd rather know fewer fast food outlets than be rather large haha
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Level 32
Sep 11, 2017
Panda Express looks amazing. I am going there next time I am going to the US
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Level 63
Sep 11, 2017
I don't see Steak 'n Shake as a fast food restaurant. Waiters serve you there, and it is certainly NOT fast! While it is cheap, price alone does not identify a restaurant as fast food.
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Level 79
Sep 13, 2017
No Roy Rogers or Potbelly's...
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Level 79
Sep 13, 2017
and Quiznos
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Level 79
Sep 13, 2017
and Long John Silver's
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Level 44
Sep 14, 2017
I live in Nebraska, so I had to type in "Runza" even though I knew it wasn't on there.
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Level 45
Sep 22, 2017
From Canada but only got 29...Almost all of these are in Canada
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Level 59
Oct 11, 2017
Feeling depressed after getting half of this list right and realizing I’ve actually eaten at all 25 of them :)
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Level 38
Oct 23, 2017
I'm from Germany and the only ones I knew were McDonalds, KFC, Burger King, Dunkin Donuts, Pizza hut, subway, Starbucks, Taco Bell and Wendy's...
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Level 56
Dec 19, 2017
I barely got 10 right. This makes me happy, and even happier to not be American. Plus, in all countries BUT the USA, Wendy's does NOT sell burgers. It's a doughnut place here in Australia.
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Level 71
Jan 22, 2018
There are Wendy's in Canada and they do sell burgers here. I can't speak for other countries, but is there a chance the Wendy's in Australia are a different company with the same name?
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Level 79
Feb 4, 2018
um... are you sure that's the same Wendy's? I've had Wendy's hamburgers in the Philippines, Georgia (the country), and... I think Japan? Aside from the location in the Philippines serving miniature portions of everything with much lower quality than you'd find in the USA... they were approximately the same restaurant. No donuts.
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Level 65
Feb 15, 2018
Are we really not getting credit for not putting a 's at the end of some of these, like Culver's?
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Level 79
Jul 14, 2019
You just typed in "Culver?" and "McDonald?" "Starbuck?"
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Level 52
Mar 27, 2018
Never heard of them from France. I'm not sure I feel sorry about it...
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Level 50
May 31, 2018
Time for an update, 2017 rankings are available. https://www.qsrmagazine.com/content/qsr50-2017-top-50-chart
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Level ∞
May 31, 2018
We're on a two-year schedule for this quiz. We'll take a look next year.
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Level 52
Jul 10, 2019
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Level ∞
Jul 11, 2019
Okay
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Level 18
Jun 14, 2018
Sorry, Del Taco: "Fre Shavacadoo"
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Level 82
Jul 24, 2018
In no way or form is Steak and Shake a fast food restaurant. It's a diner since your entire order is handled by waitstaff and you are seated by a hostess in most cases. I know they are classified as fast food by the source, but that doesn't make it right. If they are fast food then Denny's and IHOP should be as well.
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Level 27
Oct 11, 2018
22. Not bad for a European.
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Level 65
Nov 2, 2018
This is way, way harder for a Canadian than you might expect.
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Level 53
Jan 15, 2019
Surprised no Sbarro. They are terrible but they are in every busy tourist/shopping location in America.
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Level 29
Feb 8, 2019
In Germany we don't got this many fast food restaurants.
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Level 79
Jul 11, 2019
Minor update required: Dunkin' Donuts officially rebranded themselves as simply Dunkin' this past January 2019. The idea is to focus on coffee and other beverages.
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Level 81
Jul 11, 2019
Well, they certainly don't offer #@&+ for donuts anymore.
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Level 38
Mar 21, 2020
^ Quite understandable, for while I love their coffee (especially the French Vanilla), their donuts do not taste fresh at all. For donuts I go to Krispy Creme.
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Level 71
Jul 11, 2019
Los Pollos Hermanos? :)
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Level 81
Jul 11, 2019
Los Pollos Hermanos is certainly on of the most popular of all time.
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Level 79
Jul 12, 2019
Or Scoops Ahoy?
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Level 79
Jul 12, 2019
If you have to take it home and cook it, it isn't fast food.
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Level 79
Jul 12, 2019
I'm still surprised that Quiznos doesn't make the cut. I think Noodles & Company is new with the last update; not sure I'd think of them as fast food. One of my girlfriends in Bahrain used to work for them. Never heard of Marco's Pizza, either. Or McAlister's Deli.
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Level 79
Jul 12, 2019
Or Papa Murphy's
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Level 82
Jul 13, 2019
It depends on where you live. McAlister's is mostly in the south. Of course, #1 is plainly #1: there's a McDonald's on both the Bahraini and Saudi sides of the causeway island border post.
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Level 79
Jul 14, 2019
Bahraini side is superior because they don't close for prayer times and the interior isn't segregated by gender. Two of the dumbest and most omnipresent things about life in Saudi Arabia. Though the Saudi side has a drive-through and a couple of additional menu items.
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Level 67
Jul 14, 2019
8 of these restaurants are within about 400 feet of my apartment. McDonald's, Jersey Mike's, Moe's, and Subway are so close I can see them from my balcony. Somewhat unusual considering I don't live in a downtown city center type area. Yet, I still somehow managed to lose about 5 pounds over the last year, LOL.
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Level 79
Jul 16, 2019
Side-stepping Sweeps hurled at your head by Galvatron burns a lot of calories.
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Level 33
Jul 28, 2019
I managed to get half of these we only have about 10 or 11 of these in the UK at least as far as I know. So im not sure why i know so many lol
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Level 33
Aug 1, 2019
Well, I'm proud to say that I've not only heard of every one of these but I've also seen at least one of each with my own eyes. Not because I eat at these places but because I travel. Not having heard of fast food chains doesn't make you healthy, just uninformed. Get out of your own backyard once in a while and you'll learn a few things.
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Level 67
Aug 11, 2019
While I agree, having heard of these doesnt make you unhealthy, aswell as not having heard of them doesnt make you healthy.

But to get out of your backyard to learn about fast food chains? Nah. Away from your screens and into your backyard, yes. There is a ton of information just in your backyard. I think most people can only name a hand full of flowers and insects that are there (if they havent all tiled it over, like what seems to be all the rage the last few years..) let alone know stuff about it. The life of an ant, you can spend hours just watching the ant and learning from it.

Like 0,00000001% know where/what ladybug/bird come from. ( I've asked many people, shown their immature state) No one seem to know, the whole other life they lived before. While weirdly, butterflies and caterpillars are common knowledge.

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Level 28
Aug 23, 2019
I suppose this is an American thing. I barely know any of these.
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Level 28
Sep 1, 2019
Quite impossible for Non-Americans
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Level 16
Dec 17, 2019
Read the description "Name the 50 most popular food restaurants in the United States."
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Level 67
Mar 26, 2020
Yes, exactly, that is the exact reason it is difficult for people not from the US, what is your point!
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Level 19
Sep 15, 2019
Only 8 of these are in Bulgaria. No Wendy's, Chipotle or Taco Bell for us :(
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Level 67
Mar 26, 2020
7 here, but that is only in the handfull biggest cities (and likely to be in the big trainstations). Medium sized ones might have a mcdonalds and dominos.

Though I have noticed an increase over the last few years, I remember seeing starbucks for the first time I think it was amsterdam station (during the build of north south line, when stores were outside the station). I just looked it up interestingly first store was 8 years ago (conceptstore), but since 2002 the distribution centre for all of Europe has been in amsterdam. Took a while to join in I guess.

but the point I was going to was, since a month or 2 you can buy dunkin donuts donuts in our supermarket.

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Level 36
Mar 6, 2020
People say I'm weird for not liking Chick-Fil-A.
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Level 62
Apr 18, 2020
damn america, you really like food fast
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Level 72
May 20, 2020
The selection here in Australia is rather small. We have a few homegrown offerings, but nothing like this. The local fast food scene is dominated by a few American chains: McDonalds, Burger King (rebranded locally as Hungry Jacks), KFC, Dominos and Subway. Apart from that a few others are present but not widespread - Starbucks closed most its Australian stores years ago, because Australians as a nation of coffee snobs looked down their noses at it and they didn't do well. Pizza Hut used to be big, but has shrunk to just a few isolated stores now. A few others have just arrived recently - Taco Bell opened last year for the first time and Carls Jr about the same time, though neither have many locations.
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Level 28
Jun 24, 2020
Here in Ohio, there is an extreme amount of Tim Horton's here (not like one in every town, but still quite present), and also anyone that hasn't heard of White Castle is weird. One of my favorite fast-food restaurants.