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Consumer Reports Grades Fast Food Restaurants - Guess Who Lost?

By Anthony Todd in Food on Jul 1, 2011 3:30PM

This is where we should eat, if we want to be less snobby.
Consumer Reports, after a survey of some 36,000 consumers, has evaluated the fast food industry in America. They asked people about 53 different chain restaurants. The results? Not so great, especially for some of the larger chains. The winner, both of the hamburger category and the overall best-of-show, was In-N-Out Burger, which we sadly don't have in Chicago. But Five Guys, which we do, was the second-best burger chain.

The real surprises (or not, if you follow these things) were the losers. Predictably, McDonalds did pretty damn bad - the worst of the hamburger restaurants, followed closely by Burger King. The single worst fast food restaurant in America? Sbarro. In fact, apparently the fast food pizza industry is in real trouble, since Domino's and Pizza Hut were the second and third worst scores in the whole survey.

For the rest of the info, head to Consumerist. Oh, and the best fries? Wendy's.