Food trends and restaurants may come and go, but one thing is clear—Americans can’t get enough fast food. The proof is in the numbers—fast food represents a $238 billion and growing industry in the U.S. So which brands in this booming segment are people gravitating toward? Business Insider crunched some numbers to find out.
Using proprietary data collected by Restaurant Business and its sister research firm Technomic from 2016, Business Insider looked at nearly 100 of the largest U.S. chains and rated them on three criteria: financial performance, customer satisfaction and overall value.
Out of the 25 brands that were ranked, McAlister’s Deli came in at No. 17, right in front of Schlotzsky’s.
So which brand claimed the top spot? The beloved West Coast favorite, In-N-Out Burger.