Think what you want about fast food, a lot of people eat it. Some of them may not have any better options. Some of them may not know any better. And some of them may actually enjoy it. Regardless, fast food is generally considered bad for you and may even just be bad in general.
Here are the eight worst fast food restaurants, as ranked by Consumer Reports.
No. 8 – Dominos
Historically a pizza place that offered a 30-minute guarantee, Dominos has expanded to include salads, wings, breadsticks and dessert items. Branching out has not improved its options, apparently. The chain scored low on quality, value, speed, and cleanliness.
And it wasn’t the only pizza chain on the list.
No. 7 – Pizza Hut
Just trailing Dominos is competitor Pizza Hut. This YUM! Brands franchise is ubiquitous, featuring more than 6,000 locations that offer lunch buffets, salad bars and novelty items like the P’Zone (RIP). But the Hut’s expansive reach didn’t help its score any.
Buffets, you say?
No. 6 – CiCi’s Pizza
The all-the-pizza-you-can-eat model doesn’t appear to be helping anyone, based on CiCi’s Pizza scoring even worse. Indulging is great, but apparently, quantity is not greater than quality to everyone.
Anyone in the mood for a burger?
No. 5 – Burger King
If you are in the mood for a burger, maybe avoid Burger King. It’s the second-lowest ranked fast food burger joint around. It lost points for quality, freshness, and value. Maybe it’s time to hand over that crown.
But if BK is the second-worst…
No. 4 – McDonald’s
McDonald’s Golden Arches ranked even lower than Burger King. Apparently, their food quality and freshness are among the worst. It has to be, to merit the title of lowest-ranked burger venue.
WIth burgers off the menu, what’s left?
No. 3 – Church’s Chicken
Church’s Chicken, founded in 1952, is the third-largest chicken chain, boasting more than 1,700 locations across dozens of countries. In addition to being the third-largest, Church’s is also ranked the second-worst.
Where can you find a worse chicken experience?
No. 2 – Kentucky Fried Chicken
Kentucky Fried Chicken, a.k.a. KFC, is the second-largest food franchise in the world, making it the king of the chicken joints. And yet it is the lowest ranked of them, proving once again that bigger is not necessarily better.
Which chain is ranked worst overall?
No. 1 – Sbarro
Known mostly for existing in shopping mall food courts, Sbarro was ranked the absolute lowest among fast food experiences. It lost points for the quality and freshness of its New York-style pizza offerings. The franchise has filed for bankruptcy more than once; that should tell you enough.