Quick-serve restaurants rated; which is your favorite?

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Updated Apr 30, 2018
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Fact of Trucking Life #412: Try as you might to cook for yourself or find local truck stops with diners of their own, there will be times — often lots of times — when you must have a meal at what are now called “quick food” or “quick serve” restaurants.

Some of these are staples of the major truck stops you depend on for fuel, a shower and parking, so dining at such a restaurant can often be the easiest thing to do; or only thing to do.

QSR Magazine recently reported on an annual survey of Americans’ favorite quick-serve restaurants. Here’s what they found.

Use the comments sections below to weigh in on your favorite place to eat while on the road. Which quick-serve restaurants do you prefer?

Hamburger rankings:

  • In-N-Out: 76 percent
  • Culver’s: 66 percent
  • Smashburger: 54 percent
  • Steak n’ Shake: 52 percent
  • Whataburger: 50 percent
  • Carl’s Jr.: 42 percent
  • Wendy’s 39 percent
  • Sonic: 39 percent
  • Hardee’s: 38 percent
  • Burger King: 36 percent
  • Jack in the Box: 33 percent
  • McDonald’s: 29 percent

Sandwich rankings:

  • Wawa: 64 percent
  • Firehouse Subs: 62 percent
  • Jersey Mike’s: 59 percent
  • Jimmy John’s: 58 percent
  • Jason’s Deli: 57 percent
  • McAlister’s Deli: 57 percent
  • Panera Bread: 54 percent
  • Subway: 45 percent
  • Arby’s: 42 percent

Mexican brand rankings:

  • Chipotle: 46.3 percent
  • El Pollo Loco: 46.2 percent
  • Qdoba: 45 percent
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill: 43 percent
  • Taco Cabana: 40 percent
  • Del Taco: 37 percent
  • Taco Bueno: 34 percent
  • Taco John’s: 33 percent
  • Taco Bell: 28 percent

Pizza rankings:

  • Pizza Ranch: 64 percent
  • Papa Murphy’s: 62 percent
  • Marco’s Pizza: 55 percent
  • Domino’s: 45 percent
  • Papa John’s: 45 percent
  • Pizza Hut: 42 percent
  • Little Caesar’s: 41 percent
  • Cici’s: 30 percent

Chicken rankings:

  • Chick-fil-A: 73 percent
  • Raising Cane’s: 68 percent
  • Zaxby’s: 51 percent
  • El Pollo Loco: 51 percent
  • Boston Market: 46 percent
  • Popeyes: 42 percent
  • Bojangles’: 41 percent
  • Church’s Chicken: 39 percent
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: 39 percent
  • KFC: 31 percent