Survey: What’s Your Favorite Fast Food?


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ZAGAT surveyed 6,100 hungry fast-food and full-service restaurant patrons about their favorite places to eat, and has finally compiled and released the results for 2009.

The best fast-food hamburger, which should come as no surprise to anyone who has eaten there, is from IN-N-OUT BURGER.   Best burger from a full-service restaurant came from RED ROBIN.

The other fast-food winners included:

  • Best fried chicken: KFC
  • Best grilled chicken: Chik-fil-A
  • Best fries:  McDonald’s
  • Best fast-food salads: Panera Bread
  • Best milkshakes: Ben & Jerry’s
  • Best coffee: Starbucks
  • Best breakfast sandwich: McDonald’s
  • Best smoothies/frozen yogurt: Smoothie King
  • Best fish: Long John Silver’s
  • Best fast-food value: McDonald’s
  • Best overall value menu: McDonald’s
  • Most child-friendly: McDonald’s
  • Best drive-thru: McDonald’s

Along with Red Robin, the other full-service restaurants winners showed an overwhelming showing by The Cheesecake Factory:

  • Best value: The Cheesecake Factory
  • Best coffee: The Cheesecake Factory
  • Best salad: The Cheesecake Factory
  • Best steak: Outback Steakhouse
  • Best breakfast: IHoP
  • Best appetizers: The Cheesecake Factory
  • Best desserts: The Cheesecake Factory

Most Popular Chains

  • Fast food, up to 5,000 locations: Panera Bread
  • Fast food, more than 5,000 locations: Subway
  • Quick service: Starbucks
  • Full service: PF Changs

Other top rankings:

  • Top food, up to 5,000 locations: In-N-Out Burger
  • Top food, more than 5,000 locations: Wendy’s
  • Top food, quick service: Ben & Jerry’s
  • Top food, full-service: PF Changs
  • Top facilities, up to 5,000 locations: Panera Bread
  • Top facilities, more than 5,000 locations: Wendy’s
  • Top facilities, quick service: Caribou Coffee
  • Top facilities, full-service: PF Changs
  • Top service, up to 5,000 locations: In-N-Out Burger
  • Top service, more than 5,000 locations: Subway
  • Top service, quick service: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
  • Top service, full-service: Carrabba’s Italian Grill