Taking a Look at the Zagat Fast Food Survey

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by Linda Davis

azfamily.com

Posted on September 9, 2011 at 11:13 AM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 13 at 11:52 AM

Maybe you’ve seen the signs on some of your favorite dining destinations – Zagat Rated – a very dependable indicator that others have found the food, ambiance or more worthy of the distinction.

Zagat began rating restaurants and more decades ago and are considered one of the most reliable of the rating sources – even as more and more pop up.  And, when they release a new list of recommendations people and the media take notice.  So, it’s the time of year when their annual Fast Food Survey results are announced.  The respondents, more than 6,000 of them, rated individual food items and then fast food places as a whole on several factors – food and facilities for example.  The survey includes large chains (up to 5000 locations), mega chains (5000+ locations), quick refreshment chains and full-service chains.

The results are fun and can help you decide “what’s for dinner,”  when fast-food is your option.

Here are the results I presented.  And you can find the entire survey results at
www.zagat.com/fastfood.  You’ll find all the results plus some humorous “outtakes from the survey”  where people voice their opinions – good and bad!


Best Hamburger
Five Guys

Best French Fries
McDonald’s

Best Smoothie and Frozen Yogurt
Red Mango

Best Milkshake
Dairy Queen

Best Grilled Chicken
Chick-fil-A

Best Salads
Panera Bread (not yet in Arizona) so…
#2 was Wendy’s

Most Popular Fast Food Large
Five Guys

Most Popular Fast Food Mega
Subway


Top Food – Large
Five Guys

Top Food – Mega
Wendy’s

These are only a few that I had time to show – it is fun to take a look at the rest of the results, read the details and maybe see what it takes to be a part of the results next time around.

Happy eating to all you fast foodies!
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