Updated: Aug 5, 2019
With fast food chains like McDonald’s and Domino’s constantly being in the spotlight, smaller chains tend to take a back bench, when it comes to customers choosing where they prefer to dine. However, there are smaller chains that are just as good that definitely deserve a try.
Between Two Buns
The nation’s love for handheld, portable foods, between bread is indisputable, with McDonald’s being the biggest fast food chains in the country. If you’re part of the majority of people that love the classic burger and fries combination, restaurants like In-N-Out Burgers is probably the best choice for you. This chain is a west coast delight, with their home style burgers, and to die for animal style fries is a favorite among Californians, and anyone else that eats it.
The South’s answer to In-N-Out is Whataburger. This Texas chain has big burgers, a wide variety of menu items, and the best dipping sauces out there.
Who doesn’t love fried chicken? But sometimes, you’re just not in the mood for KFC, then what? There’s always Chick-fil-A, which is the most popular fried chicken restaurant after KFC. if you’re in the mood for some southern comfort food, however, Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers is the best option. Though their chicken fingers are legendary, it's their Cane’s signature tangy dipping sauce that keeps people coming back for more.
Domino’s and Pizza Hut may be the front most contenders in the field of takeaway pizza, but a lot of people prefer chains such as Papa John’s or even Little Caesar’s. If you're a fan of something that may be more customizable, Papa Murphy’s might be for you. Though they are a take and bake service (where you take the pizza home and bake it yourself), which may not be appealing to everyone, as it isn't the fastest of fast foods, but they not only have several topping, but also a wide variety of base sauces.
The Sweetest Tooth
Sometimes you’re craving something sweet, maybe something ring shaped, and glazed with icing, well then Krispy Kreme is probably for you. They're a favorite among donut lovers. Cinnabon’s cinnamon rolls are also a favorite comfort food.