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Chick-fil-A named America's favorite fast food restaurant, dethroning In-N-Out

Market Force unveils America's favorite burger joints

In the United States, two hyphenated fast food joints have sat high upon the thrones of their regional kingdoms. In the West, In-N-Out reigned supreme. In the South, it was Chick-fil-A. Now, a survey has determined which cult favorite takes the crown nationwide. Chick-fil-A has been officially named America's favorite fast-food restaurant.

A recent report by Market Force, published by Food & Wine, polled 7,600 consumers about their satisfaction level with various chains, and Chick-fil-A ranked the highest, with a 79% "loyalty rating." In last year's Market Force report, In-N-Out was America's favorite for the second consecutive time.

Second place on the best chicken list was Raising Cane's, a smaller chain located primarily in the South.

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Chick-fil-A tops the best chicken list – and has the highest satisfaction rating overall, topping last year's No. 1, In-N-Out Burger. Market Force

In-N-Out remains America's favorite burger joint, getting a 73% satisfaction rating. McDonald's came in last on the list of 14 burger chains, with a satisfaction score of 28%. 

This year, not only did a newcomer make it onto the burger list, it took second place: Five Guy's received a 68% rating. 

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In-N-Out remains America's favorite burger place, according to Market Force. Market Force

The biggest shakeups happened on the Pizza and Sandwich lists. Pizza Ranch, which was No. 1 last year, slipped completely off the 2019 list, while newcomer Blaze Pizza took the top spot this year. As for sandwiches, Jersey Mike's dethroned Wawa as this year's No. 1 sandwich joint.

Chipotle not only remained in first place on the Mexican list, its satisfaction rating grew from 46.3% last year to 61% this year.

A brand new category was also added to Market Force's 2019 report: "Coffee and Bakery." Krispy Kreme took the cake on that one, followed by Panera and Starbucks.  

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Chipotle remained in first place on the Mexican food list – and its satisfaction rating went up since last year. Taco Bell remained in last place. Market Force
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