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2010 Fast Food Source Survey Results

Fast Food Source is pleased to announce the results of our year-end survey.  Below are the complete results.  Top vote-getters are shown by percentage of total respondents who answered that particular question.  Thanks to everyone who took the time to complete the survey.

Copyright notice:  This survey and its results remain the property of Fast Food Source.  The results below may be quoted or referenced in reports, articles or publications, provided you attribute credit to as the source of this information.

Who makes your favorite burger?

McDonald’s 18%
Burger King 16%
In-N-Out 11%
Carl’s Jr. 9%

What’s your favorite burger?

Big Mac 13%
Whopper 8%
Whopper Jr. 8%

Who has the best french fries?

McDonald’s 21%
Rallys/Checkers 9%
Wendy’s 8%
Burger King 7%
Del Taco 7%
Steak N Shake 6%

What’s the best place for fast food other than burgers?

Taco Bell 20%
Chick-fil-a 10%
KFC 10%

Best chain for order accuracy

Arby’s 10%
Carl’s Jr. 10%

Worst chain for order accuracy

Burger King 23%
McDonald’s 19%
El Pollo Loco 11%
Taco Bell 11%

Best chain for drive-thru speed

McDonald’s 38%
Taco Bell 10%

Worst drive-thru speed

El Pollo Loco 11%

Friendliest chains

Subway 9%
Taco Bell 9%
In-n-Out 8%
Carl’s Jr. 7%

Least friendly chains

McDonald’s 20%
Burger King 12%

Best value

McDonald’s 20%
Taco Bell 15%

Best quality

McDonald’s 11%
Chipotle 9%
Chick-fil-a 9%

Best chain for kids

McDonald’s 61%
Dairy Queen 7%

NOTE: This was the largest margin in the entire survey.

How do you make your fast food order a little healthier?

Don’t order large size 18%
I don’t 16%
Chicken instead of beef 13%
No mayo/spread 12%
No cheese 11%
Skip the side item 9%
Low or no-calorie drink 9%
No bread (protein style) 4%
Substitute veggies for fries 4%
Eat half now, half later 3%
Salad instead of burger 3%

Other tricks to ordering more “healthy” fast food

Ask for knife and fork and ditch the bun after eating contents.
Double garden: double lettuce, tomato, pickles on sandwich; replacing mayo with juicy vegetables.
If you order fries, get them with no salt.
less fried
Moderations is the #1 tip
places that use fresh items
Whole wheat or multigrain bun

How often do you feed your family fast food rather than cooking at home?

about once a week 40%
1-2 times per month 29%
more than once a week 18%
Never 13%

How often do you eat fast food?

more than once a week 52%
about once a week 28%
1-2 times per month 20%

Where do you live?

U.S. Southwest 35%
U.S. Midwest 24%
U.S. Southeast 13%
U.S. Northeast 11%
U.S. Northwest 11%
U.S. South 4%

How old are you?

36-45 30%
26-35 20%
18-25 15%
Under 18 15%
Over 55 11%
46-55 9%

Are you male or female?

Male 55%
Female 45%

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