Here in Massachusetts we have enough Dunkin’ locations to give Godzilla the coffee shakes. But there are some national chains that have zero presence in the Bay State. For instance, I don’t even know what goes on an In-N-Out Burger. They’re all the rage in Los Angeles so I’ll guess they’re topped with ketchup and mustard and plastic surgeon business cards. Am I right?
Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) Magazine says the 10 most popular fast food chains in the US are: McDonalds, Starbucks, Chik-fil A, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, Dunkin’, Burger King, Subway, Dominos, and Chipotle – in order of popularity from #1 (the most popular) to #10 most popular. Massachusetts has all ten of those – but – dig a little deeper past the Top 10 Most Popular fast food restaurants and we start seeing some gaps, chains that for one reason or another aren’t found in Massachusetts.
The fast-food industry in the United States is a multi-billion dollar market with total annual sales reaching hundreds of billions of dollars. The industry is a major employer in the United States, providing millions of jobs to both part-time and full-time workers. When I started my working career I, like so many, worked at a couple fast food restaurants. I learned a lot working fast food and I was always surprised how much I looked like a wax figure from Madame Tussaud’s when I got home from work due to that layer of grease on my skin.
So what fast food joints do we have to go traveling out-of-state to devour? Peep the list below. And if you’ve tried any of the following restaurants, let us know what you thought! Would you like to see them come to Mass or stay far faaaaarrrrrr away?