On National Fast Food Day, one brand has special reason to celebrate. Crowdsourcing site Ranker.com compiled a list of Top Fast Food Brands based on a poll of more than 211,000 votes, and classic burger chain Wendy’s came out on top.
Beating out more than 100 competitors, Wendy’s clinched the No. 1 spot. Subway was the runner-up, and KFC claimed the bronze.
Wendy’s held the top place when filtered by women’s votes but ceded the lead to Subway when filtered by men’s votes. The Ohio-based chain was the No. 1 pick for boomers and millennials but took second place to Arby’s for Gen Xers.
Wendy’s is working hard to maintain that popularity: The Freckled Lady moved up two spots on the most recent QSR 50 report and just added Chicken Tenders and a Side of S’Awesome Sauce to its menu last month. Just last week the chain announced it planned to offer delivery via DashDoor to 2,500 restaurants in 48 markets before the close of the calendar year.
In the third quarter, Wendy's same-store sales in North America increased 2 percent, which represented its 19th consecutive quarter of positive same-store sales. The brand opened 42 new restaurants in the third quarter and has opened 110 units year-to-date, which is almost 30 more than this time a year ago.
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