25 Types Of Fast Foods You Should Know

The term fast food is popularly used to refer to fries and burgers. This may be because the Mc Donald’s introduced burger and fries when they first ventured into the fast food industry in early 1940’s. We all associate Mc Donald’s and fast food but there are more chain restaurants offering other fast foods today. This article is going to show you other common fast foods in the market today.

But first!

There are vast methods of cooking in the world today. You see, the term cooking involves a wide range of methods to follow, ingredients to use and measurements to take. To create the desired flavor, one has to artistically combine different ingredients while ensuring that it is eye-catching.

Cooking may consume a lot of time and it is best done by those who are passionate about it. However, our modern world requires that we spend time in our businesses searching for money. Which means that we lack time to prepare a real meal.

Fast food joints identified this gap and came up with a solution that has reaped them millions of dollars annually.

But why?

It’s simple to answer.

Fast foods are not only delicious and affordable but also readily available because the preparation takes a shorter time. Below is a breakdown of the fast foods.

  1. Burger King Whopper Sandwich

 Burger King Whopper Sandwich

Now, the burger king fast food chain restaurant are proud producers of the whopper which is their signature sandwich. It’s not by accident that it is referred to as the ‘America’s favorite burger’. Statistics indicate that about 11 million people walk through the burger king door every day. They mostly want to eat this famous burger.

It includes your toasted sesame seeds sandwich buns and in it is a flame grilled savory beef, juicy tomato slices, fresh lettuce, creamy mayonnaise and some pickles. You can serve it with hot thick slices of French fries or onion rings and a drink of your choice.

  1. KFC Original Recipe Chicken

 KFC Original Recipe Chicken

What makes the KFC original recipe chicken stand out is the secret blend of 11 herbs and spices that is breaded on the chicken. This is an original colonel’s recipe. It has been in the market since 1940’s and is still common.

While other competitors argue that Sanders the founder of the original recipe used the 11 herbs and spices secret as a tool to market his chicken, the people do love it to date.

  1. Falafel


This is an Arabic delicacy that is loved by both the Arabic and non-Arabic. It is a patty that is made from chick peas and fava beans then deep fried. The Arabic serve it in a pita which is a leavened flat bread made from wheat flour. You can also wrap it in a lafa which is a flexible flatbread


  1. Wendy’s Frosty

Wendy's Frosty

Is it summer yet?

During summer days you must have seen Wendy’s frosty cups around town. This ice cream that is made from grade A milk and cream is really delicious and you won’t find it anywhere else.

It’s the Wendy’s Chain restaurant signature and its history dates back in 1969. This is a frozen type of dairy dessert. It was originally only available in chocolate flavors but now, it’s also available in vanilla flavor. It’s delicious and affordable. With a $1 you can have your frosty.

  1. Five Guys Cheese Burger

Five Guys Cheese Burger

Five Guys burger is yet another common fast food to many. The burger isn’t like any other and I would say it’s because aside from being a job the Five guys restaurant prepares their fast food passionately. Five guys chain restaurants are the answer to your cravings because they use fresh ingredients to prepare their burger.

The Five guys chain are known for their simplicity yet they produce quality and common burgers especially in California. They serve a bigger delicious burger compared to other burger chains. The burger contains mayonnaise, lettuce, grilled onions, grilled mushrooms and ketchup among others as the toppings.

  1. Mc Donald’s Happy Meal

 Mc Donald’s Happy Meal

Since 1979, Mc Donald’s happy meal has dominated the market. It targets little kids by offering a toy aside from an artistic packaged food. So, every time you order a happy meal, you get the food plus a little toy. This is a marketing strategy that has made sure the happy meal keeps dominating the kids market.

The happy meal contains hamburger/cheeseburger/ Mc nuggets then a side item could be French fries/apple slices or a salad then your drink could be a juice/soda or milk. Since the world is getting more and more health conscious most kids choose milk and apple slices. A toy is a must have for the happy meal too.

  1. Taco Bell Burrito Supreme

 Taco Bell Burrito Supreme

Supreme is not any other person’s title it is a powerful title that the burrito empire has given its taco bell. The fact that it’s seasoned with beef, red sauce, real cheddar cheese, refried beans, diced onions, tomatoes and reduced fat sour cream then wrapped in a tortilla makes it stand out. That is exactly what the Taco bell supreme is going for, power and to be noticeability.

The burrito supreme not only presents various nutrients from the condiments used but also tastes pretty good. Aside from that, it is affordable and available in any of the burrito restaurants.

  1. Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee

Dunkin' Donuts Coffee

While Dunkin’ donuts was originally started as a donuts bakery it has become a global franchise company. It later became a bakery and coffee house brewing one of the world’s high-quality coffee. Dunkin’ donuts coffee has various flavors in their brewed and espresso version.

Although there were complaints that the amount of coffee used when brewing is less compared to their competitor’s coffee like Starbucks, Dunkin’ donuts coffee has strengthened its quality.

Their coffee is affordable compared to their competitors which has made it as common as their 52 donut varieties.

  1. Domino’s Pepperoni Pizza

Domino's Pepperoni Pizza

We can’t talk about fast food and forget about pizza.

In America Dominos’ may be the 2nd when it comes to pizza supply but it is quickly and consistently gaining popularity which makes it possible for it to surpass the pizza hut. Their pepperoni is very common in the marketplace today.

It is made from a blend of pork and beef. Domino’s franchise is popular in the world today maybe because their work is inevitably notable. They offer quality while making your pepperoni according to your specifications.

  1. Panda Express Kung Pao Chicken

Panda Express Kung Pao Chicken

One unique thing about panda express is that unlike most other fast foods, they don’t hide their recipes under lock and key and still they are making high level sales. I think they are quite confident of their chicken. This spicy stir fry dish is a panda express signature.

It is a Szechwan inspired dish made from marinated chicken, peanuts and vegetables then you can add some chilly. It should be noted that this is amongst the dominant Chinese-American fast food. Since they are open to let the insatiable funs try the recipe, you have no choice but to trust their work.

  1. Popeye’s Biscuits

 Popeye's Biscuits

This is not only easy to make but also delicious. I know this is a twist since most people believe fast food is all about fried food.

Here’s to a new try out

Go for this buttery, fluffy and crumbling biscuits or better yet, make yours at home. Although I’m almost sure that even if you make your own biscuits you will soon be going back to Popeye for their biscuits because Popeye biscuits are unique.

  1. Wendy’s Chicken Nugget

 Wendy's Chicken Nugget

This is another popular meal among the 5 most popular chain restaurants in America. It is not only delicious but is made from white chicken meat and if you love dunking then this should be your choice. It is not only famous in the restaurant but also in social media.

You see a tweet about Wendy’s nuggets was the most popular tweet in 2017. This chicken is perfectly cooked on the inside making it juicy and crunchy on the outside.

  1. KFC Mashed Potato with Gravy

KFC Mashed Potato with Gravy

KFC is the 13th most popular fast food chain in the world. People love KFC chicken and French fries. Note that, as the French fries sells highly alongside a burger, the mashed potato with gravy is riding high alongside the chicken of KFC.

The gravy has this secret ingredient which authenticates the meal. This appears to be a healthier choice as opposed to fries for your chicken. Nevertheless, all these are preferences.

  1. Starbucks Macchiato

 Starbucks Macchiato

Whenever you are at that time of the year when you experience changing weather condition, the macchiato is your best bet. It’s delicious as both hot and cold. I mean, it’s Starbucks macchiato. Whether you choose the espresso concoction which has been available since the beginning of Starbucks or the latest caramel macchiato is totally up to you.

They are both sweet and of quality value. Although, for those who are Starbucks patrons, espresso macchiato will always win.

  1. Sonic Cherry Limeade

Sonic Cherry Limeade

Fast food doesn’t have to be all unhealthy options. I know this will appeal to the health-conscious individuals. Now, you all know Sonic for their array of drinks. You will most definitely get something that suits your palate needs.

Albeit, if you are looking for some healthy drink why not go for this cherry limeade that only has about 15 calories and is also sweet. Note that, the sonic holds a happy hour on a daily basis offering the drink at half the price. You could utilize this option to try out a fast drink.

  1. Subway Chicken Bacon Ranch Melt

Subway Chicken Bacon Ranch Melt

Being a bronze medalist of fast food, Subway gives you the option to try out their delicious freshly toasted chicken and bacon sandwich. It is usually stuffed with melted Monterey cheddar cheese, tender-white chicken meat that is seasoned and perfectly marinated, crispy bacon, lettuce, tomato, onions and green pepper.

According to business insider statistics, while chicken and bacon ranch melt is amongst the unhealthiest options in the subway, it is a popular sandwich in the country.

  1. Burger King French Fries

Burger King French Fries

Who doesn’t love the delicious the thickly cut and salted French fries that are golden and crispy o the outside but fluffy on the inside. I don’t know if it is right to say that since French fries are popular because they are mostly ordered as a side dish to burgers. You agree with me that they are the most ordered items in most fast food chains

As you can see from the image and branding, burger king French fries deserve the fame. Isn’t it just presentable?

  1. Chick Fill-A Iced Tea

Chick Fill-A Iced Tea

Over 30 years down the line and Chick fil-A still aims at making sure the content used in making the Iced tea and color is the same as the originally brewed one. If you are looking for a freshly brewed iced tea then this will be your best bet.

To further impress you is that they use real sugar cane to sweeten it. They believe that the color is equally important so while maintaining the original flavor they also make sure it maintains its amber color. Furthermore, they use filtered water to make this tea.

  1. Culver’s Wisconsin Cheese Curds

Culver's Wisconsin Cheese Curds

These are DairyLand delicacies made from un-aged cheddar cheese that is yellow and white in color. The best news is that the cheese is sourced from the owner’s dairy farm which means the cheese used is fresh.

If you love eating cheese these will most likely be sweet for you. In fact, if you love the cheese pull apart game with your friends then this will be your best fast food desert.

  1. Panera Bread Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Soup

Panera Bread Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Soup

Now, the Panera bread soup is the best option for the vegans. You most definitely know how important this is especially on a winter day. It mostly contains a lot of veggies. It is easy to make because all you need to do is cook some onions, broccolis, celery and carrot then either add some crème or broth then as it continues to cook add some cheddar cheese and remove from heat source.

Serve your soup with the crusty Panera bread.

  1. Wendy’s Baked Potatoes

Wendy's Baked Potatoes

America is made of meat and potatoes lovers but the fact that Wendy’s is the only fast food chain that sells baked potatoes comes as a surprise. Although this is the case, the potatoes have a big market. This might be because most people consider it a healthier version to French fries.

Since they don’t make it boring by just boiling it and instead add some sour crème and chives among other ingredients makes it even sweeter. While most people believe that this is the healthier option it contains more calories that your common French fries because of the toppings.

  1. Dairy Queen Blizzard

Dairy Queen Blizzard

The dairy queen is popular for selling its dairy products. The blizzard invention dates back to over 30 years ago and it is still going strong. This may be because the blizzard machine allows you to have various toppings in your ice cream.

You can have Oreos, sundae toppings, mint and about 15 toppings in one blizzard. Furthermore, dairy queen announces a promotional blizzard monthly to make it popular. No wonder, blizzard is still popular 30 years after its invention.

  1. Dunkin’ Donuts Munchkins

Dunkin Donuts Munchkins

This is a signature for the Dunkin’ donuts. It is a snack that you can choose to share with family and friends. They are freshly made on a daily basis with almost every flavor you desire. Some people believe that they are better options than eating a whole doughnut if you are a health-conscious individual.

  1. Subway Cookies

Subway Cookies

When you have been good to your body and chosen a healthy meal, it would be nice to treat yourself to a subway cookie as a desert. The subway has various options of cookies to choose. From the nuts cookies to fruity cookies, oat meal cookies to chocolate cookies and M&M sugar cookies.

There is a reason as to why the subway cookies are so common and this may be because of its affordability, texture and flavor.

  1. Taco Bell Crunchy Taco

Taco Bell Crunchy Taco

Despite being very simple, a taco bell crunchy taco is the most ordered item. The good thing about a crunchy taco is that what you see is what you get. For those who know the taco, it is very delicious and filling as well. You can have meat or vegetable stuffing it is all a personal choice.


So, there you have it, these are just 25 of the fast foods but there are more popular ones. The reason why they are popular is because of their taste and affordability as well as less time in its preparation.

By now you know that fast foods are thriving even more as they are being discouraged which means fast food chains are here to stay. Let us embrace the desires of those around us who love fast foods and teach them how to consume them in moderation.

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