The 30 Least Popular Fast Food Restaurants in America 1 McDonald’s. 2 Jack In The Box. 3 Carl’s Jr. 4 Burger King. 5 Sbarro. 6 Jimmy John’s. 7 Hardee’s. 8 Quiznos. 9 Auntie Anne’s. 10 A&W. More items
Most of the restaurants serve haute cuisine, which is characterized by the meticulous preparation and careful presentation of food. The first place on the list has been dominated by elBulli and Noma. In 2002 and 2006–2009, elBulli was determined to be the world’s best restaurant, winning more times than any other restaurant.
This Miami eatery regularly finds itself atop “worst restaurant in the country” lists and is the lowest-rated restaurant on all of Yelp. Why is it so bad, and how does it stay in business?
Some of the best are In-N-Out Burger, Jason’s Deli, Papa Murphy’s Take ’N’ Bake Pizza, Portillo’s Hot Dogs, and The Habit Burger Grill. Our survey also reveals the restaurants with the best and worst signature dishes. (Spoiler alert: You might be shocked what readers said about McDonald’s burgers .)
What is a fast casual restaurant?
Fast-casual restaurants are a step up from fast food (Chipotle describes its fare as “farm to face”). They usually serve higher-quality fare, charge higher menu prices, and focus more on a dine-in rather than drive-through experience. And they’re big on breakfast. The ones listed were among the most praiseworthy.
In contrast, he says many of the traditional chains have lagged in offering higher-quality ingredients. Chains such as Chipotle, Noodles & Company, and Panera are even offering meat that has been produced without the use of antibiotics in animal feed, an attraction for many health-conscious consumers.