Consumer reports slams big fast food chains in ratings (Video)
Bigger is anything but better in the fast-food world.
Consumer Reports readers slammed McDonald’s, KFC, Taco Bell and Sbarro, saying those gigantic national chains have the nation’s worst burgers, chicken, Mexican food and pizza, respectively.
McDonald’s rated dead last among 21 national and regional burger chains, according to Consumer Reports, with big-name rivals Burger King [No. 20] and Wendy’s [No. 16] not doing much better.
Famed California chain In-N-Out was named the No. 1 burger joint, followed by its Golden State neighbor, The Habit Burger Grill.
KFC ranked eighth and last among chicken restaurants, according to Consumer Reports, while Chick-fil-A and Boston Market topped that category.
Among Mexican fast and fast-casual chains, Taco Bell came in last out of eight companies as Consumer Reporters readers tabbed Rubio’s and Chipotle as Nos. 1 and 2 respectively.
In the pizza wars, local operations were clearly favored over national brands. Out of 10 competitors, Sbarro was dead last with Pizza Hut [No. 8]. Domino’s [No. 7], Little Caesars [No. 6] and Papa John’s [No. 5] also filling out bottom-half spots.
Washington state-based Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza, Jet’s Pizza of Michigan and Marco’s Pizza of Ohio took the top three pizza spots.
Learn more at Consumer Reports.