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21 Best Fast Food Restaurants To Try Out If You’re New in America

American food is so rich that it has managed to be exported to all parts of the world. In fact, very few countries do not even have an American fast food place where you can buy food.

It is a perfect mix of fried food, the best-baked goods, milkshakes, and iconic hamburgers. This article will list the 21 Best fast-food restaurants to try out if you’re new in America.

In this list, you will find some fast-food restaurants only in the United States and others that can be found worldwide but which have special menus that you can only find in North America.

1. Buffalo Wild Wings

If you want to enjoy a good game of the NBA, American football, baseball, or any other American sport while having a beer and some chicken wings, this is your place.

There are many television screens in these restaurants, and best of all, their wings are incredible.

There are of all types and colors, both for spicy lovers and those who do not take spices.

2. Chick-Fil-A

A somewhat different typical American food restaurant.

Their specialty is hamburgers, although not meat, but chicken.

You will find them of all kinds, but the best is the fried chicken sandwich.


This is my favorite breakfast place. If you have always dreamed of eating an excellent American breakfast or brunch, this is your place: scrambled eggs, bacon, omelets, pancakes, and everything you want.

And best of all, most of its stores are open 24 hours a day so that you can go anytime you want.

4. Shake shack

The menu is straightforward, with quality products, very clean, and specialized in delicious hamburgers.

Something that makes it stand out from the rest is the quality of its hamburger buns.

5. Chipotle

It is the most famous Mexican fast-food franchise.

You can choose between burritos, tacos, salads, or bowls with chicken, carnitas, and beef, among others of the best quality, accompanied by rice, beans, and typical sauces such as cheese or guacamole.

6. Cinnabon

Lovers of sweets, cinnamon, and pastries, this is your new place in the world.

The best baked goods in the United States are sold here, with lots of cinnamon and cream cheese frosting.

7. Panda Express

America’s quintessential Chinese fast food restaurant

It is famous for its speed and the quality of the food, which is always fresh.

Don’t forget to eat the famous fortune cookie when you eat there.

8. In-N-Out Burger

Without a doubt, the best burgers on the west coast are here.

Something characteristic is the simplicity of their menu since they specialize only in hamburgers,  accompanied by delicious freshly cut fries.

You will only find this restaurant chain in 6 states in the southwestern United States: California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Texas, and Oregon.

9. Arby’s

Another of the American fast-food restaurants  located in several states

They differ from the rest in the different types of meat they use.

Instead of offering beef like the vast majority, they offer roast beef, turkey, or ham meat burgers.

10. Applebee’s

This place is famous in the central states of the country.

Recently, the country music song “Fancy like” increased in popularity worldwide because of its link with this place.

Here you find a wide variety of typical American food, from ribs, hamburgers, and chicken wings, to quesadillas or tacos, through salads, fish, or pasta.

11. Wendy’s

Wendy’s follows the same line as McDonald’s or Burger King, although it tries to differentiate itself with fresher and better quality products.

It has a special menu designed for the United States, with products that you will not find in the Wendys of your country.

12. Canes

One of the top sites within the country’s fast-food restaurants

The best “Chicken Fingers” from all over the country are served here.

And they are also accompanied by some spectacular fries, a “Texas Toast,” and their secret sauce.

13. Taco Bell

Taco Bell is famously known for its tacos, burritos, and quesadillas. You can’t be in America and not try their delicious menu.

14. Sonic

It is the typical cuisine of the United States.

Burgers, chicken wings, hotdogs, and little else

Most striking about them is that there is no place to sit inside the building since it is made for cars.

You arrive in a car, order your food on the screens, and after a short time, a waiter brings your ready-made food.

15. Popeye’s Chicken

American food restaurant specializing in fried chicken, as its name suggests

Apart from chicken, you will also find fish and shellfish such as prawns here.

16. Jimmy Johns

Here you will find all types of sandwiches with meat, ham, turkey, salami, tuna, bacon, or even vegetables.

All of them are accompanied by the best cheeses, vegetables, and sauces.

17. Little Caesars

If any restaurant can genuinely be considered fast food, it is them, thanks to their “Hot n Ready,” medium-sized pizzas already ready once you enter the premises.

18. Jack in the box

This place is United States Cuisine in its purest form.

Everything they sell is delicious, and they usually offer better quality service than the rest of the fast-food places specializing in hamburgers.

19. Denny’s

Here you will find delicious typical United States food that goes beyond hamburgers.

You will also find chicken, ribs, sandwiches, breakfasts, milkshakes, salads, soups, and vegetables.

20. Cracker Barrel

Another very different alternative to other restaurants

With a southern atmosphere typical of the bygone era, this restaurant will surprise you with typical dishes from the south of the United States with a very country-style decoration.

21. Olive Garden

One of the healthiest restaurants on this list

Ideal for people who love to eat pasta

If you like Italian food, you will love this place.

They have many dishes and usually serve a large amount of food in each one.

22. McDonald’s

This list wouldn’t be complete without the famous McDonald’s. There is literally a Mcdonald’s every couple of miles in major cities and towns in the USA. So if for some reason you’ve never tasted the Big Mac then you need to try it.

23. The Cheesecake Factory

As the name suggests, The Cheesecake Factory is famous for its delicious cheesecakes and its variety of other cakes.

24. Krispy Kreme

Popularly known for their original glazed doughnut and a variety of other delicious doughnuts. If you have a sweet tooth or cravings then you really need to try Krispy Kreme’s donuts.

You have the option to buy individual donuts or in dozens.

25. Papa Johns

When it comes to pizza, you can’t go wrong with Papa John’s. I may be biased but their thin crust pizza is the best pizza out there. They also serve wings on their menu along with their variety of pizzas.

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