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The 15 Most Convenient Fast-Food Restaurants, According to Customers

Fast food is always convenient, but these are the most convenient fast-food restaurants according to research on customer visits.

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Fast-food is very convenient

Almost anywhere you go in the United States, you’re bound to find a fast-food joint to serve you quick and tasty food. Fast-food French fries and shakes are classic favorites. Especially as a child, nothing beat the excitement of having your parents turn into the drive-through line at your favorite fast-food restaurant. But understanding why people choose to eat at some fast-food restaurants compared to others involves many factors, including price, loyalty to the brand, and convenience. Datassential, a consumer research brand, conducted a survey and reported on the percentage of customers who said their last visit to one of these fast-food joints was motivated by brand loyalty and not out of convenience. Reader's Digest looked at the remaining part of the percentage to find out how many customers visited certain chains because of convenience. Below are the top 15 of the most convenient fast-food restaurants in the United States.

Close up shop sign McDonald's is on the road W Century Blvd in Los Angeles.Etaphop photo/Shutterstock


In the United States, there are over 14,000 McDonald's locations! Having so many golden arches glowing across the states helps place Mickey D’s at the number one spot of most convenient fast-food restaurants. Of the customers surveyed, 72 percent went to McDonald's last because it was the most convenient option. McDonald's does have some competition—and it's not Burger King

Johnny Rockets restaurant exterior and sign. Johnny Rockets is an American restaurant franchise.Ken Wolter/Shutterstock

Johnny Rockets

Eating at Johnny Rockets can be fun if you want an old-school American vibe and it turns out it’s easy as pie to find one. Sixty-nine percent of customers last visited a Jonny Rockets because of how convenient it was. It helps that the restaurant is one of 15 others that give out some free food

Jack in the Box Restaurant exterior. Jack in the Box is an American fast-food restaurant chain with 2,200 locations, serving the West Coast of the United States.Ken Wolter/Shutterstock

Jack in the Box

What’s more playful than a Jack-in-the-box? Perhaps playing with one while eating a Jumbo Jack. Either way, 67 percent of customers surveyed by Datassential said their last visit to the restaurant was motivated mostly by its convenience factor. Find out why fast food always looks better in commercials.

Carl's Jr. Restaurant exterior. Carl's Jr., an American-based fast-food restaurant chain with locations in the Western and Southwestern states.Ken Wolter/Shutterstock

Carl’s Jr.

Located in 44 states (and 43 countries), Carl’s Jr. proves that it's spreading wide and fast, making it convenient for people to grab a quick bite to eat. From the research, 67 percent of customers were motivated to order food from Carl’s Jr. because of how convenient the restaurant was to them. 

Kokomo - Circa November 2016: Burger King Retail Fast Food Location. Every day, more than 11 million guests visit Burger King IIJonathan Weiss/Shutterstock

Burger King

Though jokes spread about the iconic burger place changing its name to Pancake King, everyone knows that going to the Home of the Whopper for pancakes just isn’t right. But, it might still be convenient—67 percent of customers surveyed said that their last visit to Burger King was motivated mostly by convenience. Before you hit the drive-through, find out which of these fast food cheeseburgers is the best

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar Restaurant. You Can Find Live Sports, Wings and Beer at B-DubsJonathan Weiss/Shutterstock

Buffalo Wild Wings

Watching sports games and eating at home is the ultimate convenience, but 67 percent of customers found themselves at Buffalo Wild Wings because it was convenient when deciding where to eat. This restaurant has one of the best food deals for your money

TGI Fridays exterior and logo. TGI Friday's is an American restaurant chain focusing on casual dining.steved_np3/Shutterstock

TGI Friday’s

More like thank goodness it’s convenient! In the data collected from customers, two-thirds, or 66 percent, of them said that they last went to a TGI Friday's restaurant because it was most convenient for them. Want even more convenience without spending as much money? Learn how to make your favorite fast food restaurant appetizers at home, including TGI Friday’s delicious mozzarella sticks.

Signboard Sbarro on the building. Sbarro is a chain of pizza restaurants that specializes in Italian-American cuisine8th.creator/Shutterstock


Nothing says easy eating like ordering a pizza. In fact, you can quickly satisfy your Italian craving by going to one of the Brooklyn-based pizza joints now located in over 20 countries. To prove how simple it is to get your extra large slice, take it from the 66 percent of customers who said they last went to Sbarro because it was a convenient option.

Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich Restaurant. Jimmy John's is known for their fast deliveryJonathan Weiss/Shutterstock

Jimmy Johns

Known for their “freaky fresh and freaky fast” gourmet sandwiches, Jimmy Johns was actually created to serve college students in Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. But it turns out that these sandwiches made with freshly baked bread are still a convenient option for 66 percent of customers surveyed by Datassential who might not be a college student. Here are 33 other things your fast food worker isn’t telling you.

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