Top 5 Fast Food Chains

Nick McEvoy and Mason Casellini

Summer is around the corner and with people out and about, no one wants to be home cooking in the heat. Fast food can be a great option for those of us who need a quick bite. Here are our top 5 fast food chains to relieve your hunger this summer.

#5: McDonald’s

McDonald’s is the cheapest fast food place around. The deal is even better if you use McDonald’s Rewards App that lets customers get exclusive deals on food, including one dollar large fries and a Big Mac for free with a purchase of a ten piece McNugget. A large variety of low priced options earns McDonald’s the fifth spot on the list. 

#4: Wendy’s

Wendy’s is a fast food staple with a variety of options. Looking to treat yourself this summer? Wendy’s Frosty is a classic ice cream treat to help you beat the heat. Like McDonald’s, Wendy’s offers a rewards app to help you save. Wendy’s has to be put above McDonalds on this list because of their healthier options such as salads as well as their affordable combos, the “4 for $4” (which includes a Jr. Cheeseburger, four piece nugget, a jr. fry and a drink) and the $5 ”Biggie Bag” (same as the 4 for $4, but with a Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger, Crispy Chicken BLT, or Double Stack in place of the Jr. Cheeseburger).

#3: Five Guys

Five Guys is well known for their quality burgers and nearly endless fries. The burgers at Five Guys put the previous chains to shame with ingredients and topping options alone. Personally I love to get jalapeños on my burgers. The variety of toppings (including Ketchup, Mustard  and relish) as well as offering incredible milkshakes puts Five Guys in our number three spot. However cost is a concern when it comes to fast food which hurts Five Guys’ ranking.

#2: Chipotle

Chipotle is the healthiest option on this list. The cost-to-calorie ratio is great and they offer a tasty alternative to the less healthy chains above. Chipotle is a great option for those looking for variation from the burger joint fast food model. Chipotle recently added a new meat called Pollo Asado which is a spiced alternative to regular chicken, a personal favorite of mine. Vegetarian options, as well as large portion sizes and healthy meals earned Chipotle the number two spot on this list.

#1: Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A is a go-to among fast food restaurants. They offer chicken based food items as well as salads, biscuits and more. Ask anyone who has had Chick-fil-A and they will likely tell you how much they enjoyed it. If you’re looking for a chicken sandwich, there is no beating Chick-fil-A. Although more pricey than some other options on this list, Chick-fil-A has to take the number one spot due to the tasty food and incredible service.

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