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The “Best” Fast Food

Updated: Feb 27


College students love fast food.


It's quick, it's easy, and to them it tastes good.


Several college students have also said that they enjoy eating some fast food but more for different reasons.


Mcdonalds, Wendy's, and Burger King have all been around since the late 1940's and the early 1950's and over the years people have all fallen in and out of love with these fast food chains.


In today's world, many people have their go to fast food resturant.


However, many want to know what is the truthful and best fast food.


Since the time they came around, the food has grown from something great into something that people want fast at a cheap price, but it isn't always the greatest for our health. Though the question that reamins is what is the "best" is there really a "best" type of fast food.


Fast food has changed and evolved since the dawn of fast food chains. From walk up to the counter to a freshly made in fifteen minutes with ground beef, fresh lettuce, tomatoes, and other toppings to five minutes and pull around to the drive through window has truly made a difference in how many see the food.


We took a survey of a handful of college students and people who are no longer in college on how they feel when it comes to the different fast food chains and why they like each one to figure out what is the best fast food.



McDonald's

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McDonald's is one of the most national and worldwide known fast food chains. There are McDonald's all over the world. From China, to Nigeria, to the United States, ever corner you turn onto there is a McDonald's resturant at least somewhere.


In the state of New Jersey alone there are 261 McDonald's resturants and counting out of the millions there are worldwide.


In our survey, 19.6 percent of people who responded picked McDonalds's. Nine people picked McDonald's out of the 46 that had responded.


A few people had commented on how they feel about McDonalds.


Dylan Straub, a college student, says he prefers McDonald's.


"I like their Crispy Chicken Sandwhich." Straub said.


Another person who has chosen to remain nameless stated why they picked the popular fast food chain.


"The food is consistently good and it's cheap." They had said.


McDonald's is one of the cheaper fast food options after , they do carry a dollar menu with all the things that you can get for a small price.


A third participant who also chose to reamin anynomous stated that they have also liked the food chain since they were a child.


"I have loved it since childhood." They had stated.


McDonald's was also eaten by many growing up and over time they have changed which has led many to fall in and out of love with the food chain.


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Wendy's

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When it comes to lunch time, the Wendy's drive thru line is out the wazoo and there are many people sitting and waiting to get there hands on the hot lunch.


There are not that many Wendy's in New Jersey, in total there are 144 resturants.


The breakfast menu is also pretty popular to but the time you really see things pick up is defintley lunch time.


At Wendy's they like to throw things out there such as offer a few popular things such as The Frosty, The Chicken sanwhich, there wraps and salads, among other things.


Most of the time Wendy's burgers will come out looking a little bit better then the average McDonalds Burger these days.


Christopher Patti, A New Jersey resident from Sea girt, commented on how he feels about Wendy's.


"The food at the restaurant has a better quality, texture and flavor. There are more options than the other fast good chains. The overall appearance of the food looks better." Patti said.


In our Survery, 14 people picked Wendys. The percentage comes to 31.8%, slightly higher then those that picked McDonalds.


Several people have also said they liked Wendy's more because they believe that the food taste better here then they do at McDonald's.


Others have said that Wendy's have much better options.


"It usually has the best quality food."


"They have better fries then McDonalds."


Wendy's also offers more deals then McDonald's does while they have much lower calories in their foods.


They have the 4 for 4 deal or the biggie bag, along with a few other things to add on.


"I picked Wendy's because of the 4 for 4 deal, and I love their fries," another had said.


Burger King


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Burger King has taken a massive fall in the last decade or so.


It's not very often that you see people pull up to a Burger King anymore. If it's there, then people will most certainly stop for the food.


In New Jersey, there are about 200 Burger Kings that were known in the state as of last year.


Out of the 46 people that did this survey who live in New Jersey, only one person picked the fast food chain.


Aiden Revello, another New Jersey resident from Toms River, had picked the food chain and gave his reasonings.


"I enjoy a Burger King Burger better then the rest of the options." Revello said.


Burger King is not as popular as it used to be.

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Other Options


During this survey, we also asked others what type of fast food they were into and a majority of the answers were actually surprising.


50 percent of other participants selected the choice of other resturants.


Some of the participants said they were interested in other fast-food chains such as Taco Bell, Five Guys, Wawa, and Chick-fil-A.


A majority of also high calorie fast food chain restaurants but made to be enjoyable to those who eat it.


Three people said that they prefer Taco Bell.


Seven said they prefer Chic-Fil-A.


They chose Chic-Fil-A because they feel that Chic-Fil-a is the healthiest of all of the choices on the list.

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At least three said they prefer five guys.


These were the participants that felt Five Guys was the healthiest choice out of everything.


Other responses we received were also The Shake Shack, Bubbakoos, and Poppeyes.


Conclusion

So now the question that still remains is: What is the “Best" fast food?


The simple answer to the question is it all depends on what your taste buds are asking for.


Most people choose to go for the comfort food because its easier and its quick.


There is no such thing as the best fast food it primarily depends on what your body is craving.








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