Most Popular Fast Food Restaurants

Try to name the 50 most popular fast food restaurants in the United States.
Based on 2020 sales. According to QSR magazine.
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Last updated: August 25, 2021
First submittedJuly 31, 2011
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Segment
Restaurant
1
Burger
McDonalds
2
Coffee
Starbucks
3
Chicken
Chick-fil-A
4
Mexican
Taco Bell
5
Burger
Wendy's
6
Burger
Burger King
7
Donut
Dunkin'
8
Sandwich
Subway
9
Pizza
Domino's
10
Mexican
Chipotle
11
Burger
Sonic
12
Sandwich
Panera
13
Pizza
Pizza Hut
14
Chicken
KFC
15
Chicken
Popeyes
16
Sandwich
Arby's
17
Pizza
Little Caesars
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Segment
Restaurant
18
Ice Cream
Dairy Queen
19
Asian
Panda Express
20
Burger
Jack in the Box
21
Pizza
Papa John's
22
Burger
Whataburger
23
Chicken
Wingstop
24
Chicken
Zaxby's
25
Burger
Hardee's
26
Burger
Culver's
27
Sandwich
Jimmy John's
28
Chicken
Raising Cane's
29
Burger
Five Guys
30
Sandwich
Jersey Mike's
31
Burger
Carl's Jr.
32
Chicken
Bojangles'
33
Burger
In-N-Out
34
Chicken
El Pollo Loco
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Segment
Restaurant
35
Mexican
Del Taco
36
Burger
Checkers/Rally's
37
Sandwich
Firehouse Subs
38
Donut
Krispy Kreme
39
Pizza
Papa Murphy's
40
Burger
Steak 'n Shake
41
Mexican
Qdoba
42
Pizza
Marco's Pizza
43
Chicken
Church's Chicken
44
Coffee
Tim Hortons
45
Smoothie
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
46
Burger
Freddy's Frozen Custard
& Steakburgers
47
Sandwich
McAlister's Deli
48
Ice Cream
Baskin-Robbins
49
Burger
White Castle
50
Mexican
Moe's Southwest Grill
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Level 58
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 37
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 23
Mar 5, 2021
I have seen a tim hortons in michigan which is usa
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Level 62
Mar 8, 2021
We have tons of em
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Level 34
Jul 19, 2021
We have a lot of them in my area of Michigan. It's my favorite coffee!
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Level 71
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 68
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 40
Sep 4, 2021
There's a ton of them in Michigan!
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Level 85
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 64
Sep 1, 2021
Tim Hortons opened up in the UK and serve up dishwasher - it's weird
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Level 52
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 79
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 79
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 71
Nov 8, 2015
Whatever you do, don't actually *eat* at a Panda Express. That stuff is gnasty.
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Level 67
Jul 16, 2016
And it's not even Chinese food, (or any sort of Asian food, for that matter)
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Level 67
Aug 25, 2021
I'd say Panda Express is way better than most of these. I'd take rice and chicken over a Big Mac any day. I'm not saying it's healthy, but at least it's not pure fat. As for taste... sure it's not high-quality Chinese food, but it's still good. I get that opinions can vary on taste, but even some of my Chinese friends like Panda Express. I think it's safe to say Panda Express is one of the better ones on here.
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Level 62
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 55
Dec 4, 2020
Tried In-N-Out my first time in California and was disappointed, Culver's definitely beats it out
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Level 52
Mar 31, 2014
I got 44 out of 50 from reading everyone's comments...
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Level 57
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 75
May 3, 2014
What about Denny's?
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Level 82
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 86
Sep 10, 2017
I wouldn't even classify Denny's as "food."
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Level 82
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 43
Jun 30, 2018
ander217 and jacktheguy, lololol
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Level 58
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 32
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 81
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 85
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 50
May 3, 2017
I got this one right, but yeah I agree.
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Level 32
Apr 7, 2020
Thx for making me crave Waffle House again lol
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Level 52
Apr 27, 2020
Same with Mcalister's Deli
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Level 56
Sep 1, 2021
I think you're mixing it up with Shake Shack. I've been to Steak 'n Shake and they've had drive-thrus.
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Level 43
Aug 17, 2014
Got them all... this is awkward.
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Level 33
Sep 3, 2014
Only 6 of these are in England
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Level 46
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 82
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 82
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 82
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 32
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 76
Apr 16, 2015
Where is Red Lobster?
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Level 55
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 52
Apr 27, 2020
Yeah most of the What a burger locations are in NC
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Level 48
Aug 26, 2021
Whataburger is SO popular in Texas, as of 2019.
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Level 76
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 50
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 81
Jan 23, 2018
Most of the folks on this site consider that cheating...
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Level 33
Sep 2, 2021
no
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Level 62
Sep 3, 2021
Yeah, that's just 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 83
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 62
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 82
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 82
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 82
Sep 4, 2020
There are several Jersey Mike's near my parents' house in Virginia, now. Been multiple times.
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Level 22
Oct 6, 2015
50/50 peasants
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Level 82
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 65
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 82
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 65
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 60
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 18
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 32
Apr 7, 2020
You’ve never heard of Whataburger?! Lol
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Level 48
Dec 1, 2020
Not everyone's from Texas. People tend to miss a lot of regional chains.
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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 50
Sep 17, 2021
same here
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Level 62
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 62
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 32
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 64
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 50
May 4, 2017
Subway! At least twice a week.
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Level 82
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 60
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 82
Sep 10, 2017
Also not that many people care about college football.
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Level 32
Apr 7, 2020
Zaxby’s? What’s that?-
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Level 43
Mar 27, 2017
Jason's Deli is not fast food. It's slow food.
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Level 82
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 82
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 56
Sep 1, 2021
Ireland has less than five million people while the US has well over 300 million, I would argue that that is why we have so many different fast food places. Plus we are a large country geographically, personally I haven't even heard of almost half of these places because they aren't close to me. Even a popular one like Chick Fil A only has one location in my state and it would take me close to an hour to drive to it. It isn't like all 50 of these are in every city.
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Level 55
May 4, 2017
I missed Chipotle. Today I had lunch at... Chipotle.

Sad trombone...

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Level 60
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 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 76
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 70
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 70
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 82
Jul 12, 2019
don't let that stop you from complaining
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Level 82
Sep 10, 2017
You could do pretty well being from Saudi Arabia.
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Level 26
Sep 1, 2021
Most of these aren't in Canada
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Level 66
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 43
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 63
Sep 10, 2017
Disappointed at the lack of Fuddruckers... haha
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Level 53
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 47
Sep 10, 2017
Got only 13 of them...which is a good thing...for my health!
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Level 63
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 68
Sep 1, 2021
Mostly a midwest thing, I think.
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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 48
Dec 1, 2020
There are a few locations, in Chicago and DC.
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Level 43
Jun 1, 2021
PIRI PIRI CHIKIN!!!
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Level 34
Sep 10, 2017
another American quiz
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Level 82
Sep 10, 2017
I know! I'm so angry! grrraaaahhh! Why does America exist!!??
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Level 58
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 82
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 37
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 61
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 31
Sep 11, 2017
Please do worldwide too cos otherwise it is confusing
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Level 31
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 31
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 43
Jun 1, 2021
Never heard of it.
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Level 82
Sep 13, 2017
No Roy Rogers or Potbelly's...
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Level 82
Sep 13, 2017
and Quiznos
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Level 82
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 58
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 82
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 66
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 82
Jul 14, 2019
You just typed in "Culver?" and "McDonald?" "Starbuck?"
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Level 57
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 19
Jun 14, 2018
Sorry, Del Taco: "Fre Shavacadoo"
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Level 85
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 28
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 31
Feb 8, 2019
In Germany we don't got this many fast food restaurants.
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Level 81
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 85
Jul 11, 2019
Well, they certainly don't offer #@&+ for donuts anymore.
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Level 37
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 74
Jul 11, 2019
Los Pollos Hermanos? :)
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Level 85
Jul 11, 2019
Los Pollos Hermanos is certainly on of the most popular of all time.
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Level 82
Jul 12, 2019
Or Scoops Ahoy?
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Level 82
Jul 12, 2019
If you have to take it home and cook it, it isn't fast food.
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Level 82
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 82
Jul 12, 2019
Or Papa Murphy's
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Level 84
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 82
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 69
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 82
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 31
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 43
Mar 6, 2020
People say I'm weird for not liking Chick-Fil-A.
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Level 71
Oct 5, 2020
I've never had a Chick-Fil-A, but have heard of it from listening to Ben Folds Five. Is it good? It doesn't look it, but if I had to choose, I'd have a deluxe spicy sandwich with pepper jack and Sriracha sauce.
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Level 47
Oct 12, 2020
its very good
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Level 71
Aug 26, 2021
I'll give it a try thanks Evan. Obviously, as I only ever eat "British Food" - such as haggis, spotted dick, boiled beef and carrots etc.
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Level 84
Sep 11, 2021
Their waffle fries are good.
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Level 64
Apr 18, 2020
damn america, you really like food fast
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Level 77
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 33
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.
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Level 35
Sep 9, 2020
How is this quiz measured?
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Level 84
Sep 11, 2021
Per the caveat: "Based on 2020 sales. According to QSR magazine."
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Level 47
Oct 1, 2020
I see Wingstop so often in Indonesia that I thought it was local lol... or like Singaporean or something. Have never heard an American talk about it
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Level 47
Oct 12, 2020
its good (i live in new hampshire usa)
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Level 58
Oct 16, 2020
No surprises I didn't know many but it was fun trying.
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Level 50
Nov 12, 2020
The McAlister's near me closed recently. Such good Mac n' Cheese... Jason's Deli and Marco's Pizza were also ones I got, both I have near me. Marco's Pizza is right down the block.
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Level 62
Nov 17, 2020
I thought for sure I knew the Donut shop. We don't have them in my area anymore. Tried it several times. Was spelling it totally wrong.
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Level 56
Jan 8, 2021
Funny because for me, there is a Dunkin Donuts no joke less than 5 minutes from everywhere
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Level 53
Dec 2, 2020
Of these, the only ones I've not eaten at are Panera, Jimmy John's, Culver's, Qdoba, and Del Taco. A majority of the ones I have eaten at, I've only eaten there once.
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Level 41
Dec 7, 2020
Subway don't make sandwiches. They make roles.
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Level 82
Sep 1, 2021
Like for LARPing?
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Level 57
Dec 16, 2020
Is Dunkin donuts really food?
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Level 68
Aug 25, 2021
Is any of the 50 really food?
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Level 48
Feb 3, 2021
am i the only one who's never heard of noodles & co?
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Level 24
Feb 18, 2021
no
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Level 60
Sep 1, 2021
I have never heard of 38 of them
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Level 24
Feb 18, 2021
1:00

Scoring

You scored 22/50 = 44%

This beats or equals 73.5% of test takers

The average score is 17

Your high score is 22

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Level 56
Feb 21, 2021
How come no a&w?
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Level 64
Mar 12, 2021
There were so many I was surprised not to see, and so many I've never heard of. Must be regional differences.
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Level 18
Apr 24, 2021
I was surprised when I saw Tim Hortons on the list must be popular in the East or Midwest.
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Level 69
Aug 27, 2021
New York and Michigan have a lot of Tim Hortons locations.
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Level 61
Jul 24, 2021
As a non American I was surprised #13 was not on #8.
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Level 43
Aug 26, 2021
waah i just learned white castle from my English class and I just tried it, and I got it right lol

only 36 percent of ppl got it right :p

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Level 67
Aug 26, 2021
I love trying this quiz even when I do very poorly! Some of the highest restaurants on the list have little to no presence in Canada.

Meanwhile the Tim Hortons invasion continues, with major cities in America, Britain and China falling to inferior coffee, lukewarm tea and creative interpretations of what a sandwich is.

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Level 70
Aug 27, 2021
Damn I only typed Freddy's frozen custard, still got 40. Not bad since I'm not American
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Level ∞
Aug 27, 2021
There was a problem with that type-in. Now fixed.
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Level 69
Aug 27, 2021
Can you accept Cane's for Raising Cane's? :)
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Level ∞
Aug 27, 2021
Yes
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Level 43
Aug 29, 2021
Freddys should be an accepted answer
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Level ∞
Aug 29, 2021
Freddys already works.
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Level 68
Sep 1, 2021
is Papa Murphy's actually fast food? Considering you have to take it home and bake it yourself, it doesn't seem like it would qualify.
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Level 62
Sep 1, 2021
I'm so happy that In-N-Out made the 33'rd most sales of all fast food restaraunts in the world considering theres only 286 of them in only 5 states in the US. One day, the best fast food restaraunt of all time will be #1 and will be everywhere!
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Level 84
Sep 11, 2021
I've heard of In-N-Out but never been. What's so fab about it?
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Level 80
Sep 1, 2021
As a Kiwi I'm astonished KFC is so low down, here it would be 2nd at least, just behind McDonalds. Pizza Hut, Dominos and Subway are the only others on this list we have many of.
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Level 79
Sep 1, 2021
The passion for the Chick-Fil-A sandwich mystifies me. The chicken's okay. The bun is crap. Popeyes got it right using a brioche bun. And Shake Shack (which isn't on this list but is about as good as American fast food gets) got it even righter with a potato roll.
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Level 51
Sep 1, 2021
I knew Raising Cane's was getting popular but didn't realize it was so big! We just got one in my city and it has been swamped daily
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Level 61
Sep 1, 2021
Here in India we have-

McDonads, Starbucks (uncommon), Wendy's (very uncommon), Burger King , Dunkin' Donuts , Subway , Dominos, Pizza Hut , KFC and Baskin-Robbins (rare). Some of them serve purely vegetarian food. Paneer variants of many burgers are present.

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Level 42
Sep 1, 2021
As someone who lives in the U.K I found the quiz very hard, I haven't heard of the majority of those fast food places we only have about 10 of those at most
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Level 70
Sep 1, 2021
332 comments?? wowww that's a lot, I can't remember ever seeing more.
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Level 48
Sep 1, 2021
Can't believe I forgot Subway, Domino's, Sonic, Panera, KFC, Arby's, Little Caesars, Papa John's, Jersey Mike's, and Baskin Robbins.
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Level 55
Sep 1, 2021
Got 12 as an European, kinda glad to have a bad score on this.
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Level 62
Sep 1, 2021
Some am I! I got only 4, could have guessed up to 8, I've never heard of the 42 remaining ones.
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Level 19
Sep 2, 2021
I cannot believe I missed Popeyes, Arby's, Baskin-Robbins and Dairy Queen. But I live a thousand kilometers away from America, so...
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Level 58
Sep 3, 2021
Mcdonalds, Burger King (Hungary Jacks), KFC, Wendys, Starbucks, Dominos, PIzza Hut, KFC, Subway and Krispy Kreme. 9 things... that's all I got - and I'm proud of that score!
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Level 16
Sep 7, 2021
Really cool quiz but very hard! I may or may not have gotten 1/50
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Level 65
Sep 11, 2021
Tims really should be accepted for Tim Hortons.