When it comes to fast food, what's your go-to? This iconic location seems to be a major favorite in the state of Michigan. But, the sad news is that there aren't that many locations.

Michigan's got thousands of fast food restaurants across the state - more than 5,000 of them according to recent figures - but not all fast food restaurants are created equal.

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According to research by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, more than a third of us will eat fast food at some point on any given day. For adults under 40, that number's even higher - close to 45%!

So in Michigan, where are we going?

Most Popular Fast Food Restaurants in Michigan

Let's get one thing straight right away - most popular does not necessarily mean highest-rated.

"Fast food", by its very nature, is meant to be convenient. Sometimes we'll sacrifice quality for what's quickest.

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Recent figures published by Stacker show that, among fast food chains, Subway has the most locations in Michigan with 887 (as of October 2023). McDonald's is second with 539, followed by Taco Bell in third with 298. Burger King and Little Caesars round out the top five, followed by Wendy's, Tim Hortons, Arby's, KFC and Starbucks.

Would you be surprised to learn that the highest-rated fast food chain in Michigan isn't any one of those?

The Highest-Rated Fast Food Restaurant in Michigan

According to CashNetUSA, the highest-rated fast food restaurant in Michigan isn't a burger joint. It doesn't sell coneys, or pizza, or Mexican food.

As a matter of fact, it's not even open on Sundays and only has 29 locations throughout the state.

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As is the case in 34 of America's 50 states, Michigan loves its Chick-fil-A. The restaurant's drive-thru reigns supreme on the nationwide Customer Satisfaction Index, and pretty much anywhere you find one in Michigan, you'll find a line of customers waiting to get their Chick-fil-A fix.

The CashNetUSA study went on to identify Five Guys as Michigan's highest-rated fast food burger, Papa Murphy's as the state's highest-rated pizza, and Moe's Southwest Grill (with just 5 Michigan locations) as the state's highest-rated Mexican fast food.

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