The 25 Best Fast Food Restaurants in 2016

The 25 Best Fast Food Restaurants in 2016

The Fiscal Times has put together this list – who voted and how they voted is a mystery, so take this list for face value.

Many of us here at AfterTheLevels have consumed food from the list. But a few restaurants aren’t available or very limited in the State of Arizona. Nevertheless, The Fiscal Times has put together this list – who voted and how they voted is a mystery, so take this list for face value.

You might get hungry.

25. PENN STATION EAST COAST SUBS*
This chain has the highest rankings in a recent industry survey among sub joints in the categories of food quality, likely to recommend and likely to return.*Rankings and data from Nation’s Restaurant News.

24. EINSTEIN BROS. BAGELS
This bagel eatery has the best rankings in value, service and craveability among bakeries and cafes.

23. CULVER’S
This burger joint’s strongest ratings are for its food quality, reputation and likelihood that customers will recommend it.

22. CINNABON
Known for its gooey sticky buns, this chain received the highest score for food quality among beverage and snack joints, and scored well in reputation, craveability and likelihood to recommend.

21. JASON’S DELI
Known for its healthy options, the deli scored highest in reputation among the sandwich shops and earned impressive scores for food quality and menu variety.

20. MCALISTER’S DELI
This deli had the best rankings for cleanliness and menu variety among the 16 ranked sandwich joints, but got the lowest score for value.

19. FIVE GUYS BURGERS AND FRIES
This burger joint got high marks for food quality, reputation and likelihood for a recommendation, but its menu variety failed to impress.

18. PANERA BREAD
Of the half-dozen bakeries and cafes, Panera Bread had the highest rankings for food quality, reputation and atmosphere.

17. STARBUCKS COFFEE
This Seattle-based coffee giant topped the rankings in cleanliness, service and reputation among the 13 beverage and snack chains.

16. SARKU JAPAN
Of the four Asian eateries, this teriyaki and sushi joint earned top honors for value, atmosphere, likely to recommend and likely to return.

15. QUIZNOS
This sub shop earned high marks in the categories of food quality, cleanliness, likely to recommend and likely to return.

14. SMASHBURGER
This burger shop got its best marks in the categories of food quality, likely to recommend and likely to return.

13. CHARLEY’S GRILLED SUBS
This sub chain received the highest ranking for craveability among the 16 sandwich shops, and earned impressive scores for food quality and likely to recommend.

12. PAPA MURPHY’S TAKE ‘N’ BAKE PIZZA
Of the 14 pizza joints reviewed, this one took top honors for cleanliness and likelihood to return.

11. PEET’S COFFEE & TEA
High marks for cleanliness, service and reputation put Peet’s at No. 3 among the 13 beverage and snack chains.

10. POLLO TROPICAL
Among the dozen chicken fast-food restaurants, this one gets the best reviews for value and menu variety.

9. BLIMPIE AMERICA’S SUB SHOP
The top rated sub joint, Blimpie also earned the highest marks for value among the 16 sandwich shops, while posting impressive rankings for food quality and likelihood to recommend.

8. CORNER BAKERY CAFÉ
This café was the favorite among the six bakeries and cafes and got the highest scores for cleanliness, menu variety, likely to recommend and likely to return.

7. GODFATHER’S PIZZA
The best pizza chain in a group of 14, Godfather’s also had the top marks in service, menu variety, reputation and atmosphere.

6. KRISPY KREME DOUGHNUTS
This North Carolina-based doughnut shop scored the highest in value, craveability and likelihood to recommend among the 13 beverage and snack chains.

5. PEI WEI ASIAN DINER
The best Asian chain among four, Pei Wei got the best rankings in five categories: cleanliness, service, menu variety, reputation and craveability.

4. SMOOTHIE KING
The king of the beverage and snack subcategory, this chain got top honors for menu variety and likelihood of returning.

3. RUBIO’S
The only Mexican joint in the top 25, Rubio’s received the best marks for nine of the 10 categories. It missed only on value.

2. CHICK-FIL-A
Among the dozen chicken places, this Southern chain scored the highest in seven of the 10 categories, including likelihood for a recommendation, reputation and food quality.

1. THE BEST: IN-N-OUT BURGER
This burger chain earned the top rankings for seven of the 10 categories among the 19 burger chains, with reputation and food quality scoring the highest.