Here we explore the American fast food chains when you are on a budget and too lazy to cook. We don’t recommend these places as healthy and you should not be eating here every day. Here is the list of top 10 American fast foods chains.
No 10. Taco Bell
Founded in 1962, by Glen Bell and in almost 10 years this American fast food chain expanded to over 300 locations in the United States and went Public. They sell tacos, quesadillas, nachos, and other Tex-Mex favorites. Recently they have introduced a breakfast menu to keep up revenue wise with the competition.
No 9. Carl’s Jr.
Carl and Margaret Karcher started with a hot dog stand in 1941, later it became a full-fledged drive-in restaurant and now a major American fast food chain. They are know for using unique food items and innovating their burgers. Non-traditional condiments such as pineapple, bacon, onion rings and Philly cheese are used in their burgers which make them stand out from the crowd. With their western style burgers and gourmet restaurant style, six dollars burgers have replaced their hot dogs. Hot dogs are not on their menu.
No 8. Chipotle Mexican Grill
Its name derives from chipotle, which is a Mexican name for smoked and fried jalapeno chili pepper. It is a first casual American fast food casual dining restaurants. Founded by Steve Ells in 1993 it had 16 locations and now it has more than 2000 locations. “Food with integrity” is their mission with their naturally raised meats and sustainable agricultural practices.
No 7. Domino’s
Founded in 1960 now is the world’s largest food chain with operations in 70 counties and 10,000 locations worldwide. They were the first ones to introduce the thirty minutes or it’s free guarantee and real-time order tracking applications. Their pizzas vary by regions around the world and they are constantly bringing innovations to their pizza which keeps them in competition with American fast food chains.
No 6. Wendy’s
Founded in Columbus, Ohio by Dave Thomas in 1969. Wendy’s is known for its unique take on burgers, for instance, their square patties instead of round ones. The most selling items are the Baconator, the pretzel bun burger and their own line of frozen desserts known as frosty. It is the third largest American fast food chain with 6,711 locations worldwide.
No 5. Pizza Hut
Started in 1958 in Wichita, Kansas. Pizza Hut is famous for its innovative products like different varieties of crust and stuffed crust. Their popularity began from fitting red roof architecture, cozy interior atmosphere, and upscale menus. The company today keeps on building it’s Italian-American based cuisine, expanding to sandwiches, chicken, and pasta. Quick service and delivery options are also their traits.
No 4. KFC
Founded in the wake of depression in 1930. Kentucky Fried Chicken as it is originally the brainchild of Colonel Harland Sanders. It was a bold move at that time in the industry constantly flooding with burger joints. Today KFC stands as the most successful American food chain, specializing in fried chicken. Also the second largest fast food chain in terms of revenue.
No 3. Burger King
Founded in 1953 as insta burger king this chain continues to flourish over 13,000 locations in 79 different countries. Their signature burger is “Whopper”. Recently they have moved towards healthier options with less trans-fat keeping them in competition with similar rivals.
No 2. Subway
It is a privately held brand, owned by a company called doctors associates. Subway has become famous for its emphasis on healthy menu options and excellent tasting since it started in 1965. Their fresh veggies and choice of bread make it tasteful and healthy. Sandwiches, soups and salads are their main choice in menus. A perfect quick service establishment for health buffs, vegetarians, people looking to drop weight and anyone who is sick of traditional American fast food chains. It is the world largest food chain with over 42,000 locations.
No 1. McDonald’s
Big Mac, quarter pounder and McMuffin are their signature products. Happy meals and McNuggets are loved by kids. Mcdonald’s not just catering to burger lovers but also to kids, early birds, coffee house enthusiasts, and even healthy buffs. Diversity helped McDonald’s service and thrive since 1955. It still stands as the King of fast food, an empire with over 35,000 locations worldwide.
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