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Here’s how Consumers Rank the Top 6 Fast Food Restaurants in the US

Here’s how Consumers Rank the Top 6 Fast Food Restaurants in the US

Fast foods are often criticized for their association with overweight and obesity. However, for many people living in the United States, fast-food restaurants are heaven-sent, because people are always on the go.

As a result of this debate, many people love these types of restaurants, while others do not enjoy them. Without further ado, I’m going to share some information about six of the most popular fast-food restaurants. I looked through many reviews, and here’s how reviewers rank six of the top fast food restaurants today. Let’s count down from number six to number one.

Let’s go!

6- Chick-Fil-A

This franchise can be found in 1,950 locations and is still expanding. Chick-Fil-A is known for its boneless chicken sandwich and its waffle fries.

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Chick-Fil-A is also known for the religious beliefs of the company’s founder and leadership; some of their religious views have been very controversial in the media, and the restaurants don’t operate on Sundays. Nonetheless, when discussing chains with free food giveaways, you can’t fail to mention this restaurant.

5- Taco Bell

This fast-food restaurant is very popular because it’s one of the most widespread Mexican fast-food restaurants in the United States. One thing I have observed is that Taco Bell foods aren’t consumed only by Mexicans or those with a Mexican background. Many American people of all backgrounds enjoy Taco Bell as well.

As a way to make their customer service even better, Taco Bell is now teaming up with DoorDash to allow customers to get their food delivered right to their doors. I think it’s great that they’re taking the initiative to make customers happy.

4- Wendy’s

This fast-food chain was founded by Dave Thomas in Ohio in 1969. It didn’t take long for the founder to launch a second restaurant in Columbus, Ohio.

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Today, Wendy’s still provides its old-fashioned style burgers that many people like to eat, and sales are still going strong. That success can be observed in the company’s third-quarter report for 2016. “Our solid third-quarter results demonstrate the positive benefits of our brand transformation efforts,” reports their president and Chief Executive Officer Todd Penegor.

3- Burger King

Anytime someone talks about fast food, Burger King is very likely to be mentioned. These restaurants offer a wide variety of foods to choose from, which makes them very popular. This franchise is scattered around the world and has become a well-recognized brand worldwide.

As the statistics site Statista states, “There were 52 company-owned Burger King restaurants and 14,320 franchised Burger King restaurants worldwide in 2014.”

2- Subway

Subway is one of the fast-food restaurant chains that is best known for its fresh foods. Many customers believe that Subway’s offerings are less unhealthy than other fast foods. In fact, some people even claim that Subway’s foods are very effective for weight loss.

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Since no real study has ever been done, I can’t tell you whether or not it’s true. However, they do serve fresh food, including fresh vegetables.

1- McDonald’s

You might be wondering why McDonald’s is ranked number one while Burger King is ranked third on this list.

According to many reviews written by people who like to eat from both of these chains, McDonald’s makes better food than its competitor, Burger King. While many of you might think otherwise, as of today, that’s what the majority of reviewers on some sites claim. Feel free to give your thoughts in the comment section below.

The best thing most fast-food restaurants have in common

Although some fast-food restaurants do not have a drive-through in all their locations, drive-throughs are one of the best features of a typical fast-food restaurant. Being able to pick up your food while you’re still behind the wheel makes the exchange faster and more convenient.

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Even if you don’t own a car, you can still buy food from a drive-through pickup window. While some taxi drivers may not allow it, most Uber drivers would be happy to pass through a drive-through with you. As an Uber rider, you actually have a lot of control.  Not having a car shouldn’t stop you from buying food from a fast food restaurant’s drive-through.

Conclusion

Fast-food restaurants play a huge role in many people’s lives. If you aren’t a fan, I can’t blame you, but if you eat fast food every day, I can’t blame you either. For some people, it’s controversial whether or not fast food restaurants should even be allowed to function.

It’s unfortunate that obesity is becoming an even bigger problem in our world while we can’t afford to ban fast-food restaurants. My advice to you is to consume fast foods only in moderation. Their ingredients aren’t very healthy, as you probably already know.

Featured photo credit: Ron McDiarmid via myhealthylivingcoach.com

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Last Updated on November 19, 2019

20 Time Management Tips to Super Boost Your Productivity

20 Time Management Tips to Super Boost Your Productivity

Are you usually punctual or late? Do you finish things within the time you stipulate? Do you hand in your reports/work on time? Are you able to accomplish what you want to do before deadlines? Are you a good time manager?

If your answer is “no” to any of the questions above, that means you’re not managing your time as well as you want. Here are 20 time management tips to help you manage time better:

1. Create a Daily Plan

Plan your day before it unfolds. Do it in the morning or even better, the night before you sleep. The plan gives you a good overview of how the day will pan out. That way, you don’t get caught off guard. Your job for the day is to stick to the plan as best as possible.

2. Peg a Time Limit to Each Task

Be clear that you need to finish X task by 10am, Y task by 3pm, and Z item by 5:30pm. This prevents your work from dragging on and eating into time reserved for other activities.

3. Use a Calendar

Having a calendar is the most fundamental step to managing your daily activities. If you use outlook or lotus notes, calendar come as part of your mailing software.

I use it. It’s even better if you can sync your calendar to your mobile phone and other hardwares you use – that way, you can access your schedule no matter where you are. Here’re the 10 Best Calendar Apps to Stay on Track .

Find out more tips about how to use calendar for better time management here: How to Use a Calendar to Create Time and Space

4. Use an Organizer

An organizer helps you to be on top of everything in your life. It’s your central tool to organize information, to-do lists, projects, and other miscellaneous items.

These Top 15 Time Management Apps and Tools can help you organize better, pick one that fits your needs.

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5. Know Your Deadlines

When do you need to finish your tasks? Mark the deadlines out clearly in your calendar and organizer so you know when you need to finish them.

But make sure you don’t make these 10 Common Mistakes When Setting Deadlines.

6. Learn to Say “No”

Don’t take on more than you can handle. For the distractions that come in when you’re doing other things, give a firm no. Or defer it to a later period.

Leo Babauta, the founder of Zen Habits has some great insights on how to say no: The Gentle Art of Saying No

7. Target to Be Early

When you target to be on time, you’ll either be on time or late. Most of the times you’ll be late. However, if you target to be early, you’ll most likely be on time.

For appointments, strive to be early. For your deadlines, submit them earlier than required.

Learn from these tips about how to prepare yourself to be early, instead of just in time.

8. Time Box Your Activities

This means restricting your work to X amount of time. Why time boxing is good for you? Here’re 10 reasons why you should start time-boxing.

You can also read more about how to do time boxing here: #5 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity.

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9. Have a Clock Visibly Placed Before You

Sometimes we are so engrossed in our work that we lose track of time. Having a huge clock in front of you will keep you aware of the time at the moment.

10. Set Reminders 15 Minutes Before

Most calendars have a reminder function. If you have an important meeting to attend, set that alarm 15 minutes before.

You can learn more about how reminders help you remember everything in this article: The Importance of Reminders (And How to Make a Reminder That Works)

11. Focus

Are you multi-tasking so much that you’re just not getting anything done? If so, focus on just one key task at one time. Multitasking is bad for you.

Close off all the applications you aren’t using. Close off the tabs in your browser that are taking away your attention. Focus solely on what you’re doing. You’ll be more efficient that way.

Lifehack’s CEO has written a definitive guide on how to focus, learn the tips: How to Focus and Maximize Your Productivity (the Definitive Guide)

12. Block out Distractions

What’s distracting you in your work? Instant messages? Phone ringing? Text messages popping in?

I hardly ever use chat nowadays. The only times when I log on is when I’m not intending to do any work. Otherwise it gets very distracting.

When I’m doing important work, I also switch off my phone. Calls during this time are recorded and I contact them afterward if it’s something important. This helps me concentrate better.

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Find more tips on how to minimize distractions to achieve more in How to Minimize Distraction to Get Things Done

13. Track Your Time Spent

When you start to track your time, you’re more aware of how you spend your time. For example, you can set a simple countdown timer to make sure that you finish a task within a period of time, say 30 minutes or 1 hour. The time pressure can push you to stay focused and work more efficiently.

You can find more time tracking apps here and pick one that works for you.

14. Don’t Fuss About Unimportant Details

You’re never get everything done in exactly the way you want. Trying to do so is being ineffective.

Trying to be perfect does you more harm than good, learn here about how perfectionism kills your productivity and how to ditch the perfectionism mindset.

15. Prioritize

Since you can’t do everything, learn to prioritize the important and let go of the rest.

Apply the 80/20 principle which is a key principle in prioritization. You can also take up this technique to prioritize everything on your plate: How to Prioritize Right in 10 Minutes and Work 10X Faster

16. Delegate

If there are things that can be better done by others or things that are not so important, consider delegating. This takes a load off and you can focus on the important tasks.

When you delegate some of your work, you free up your time and achieve more. Learn about how to effectively delegate works in this guide: How to Delegate Work (the Definitive Guide for Successful Leaders)

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17. Batch Similar Tasks Together

For related work, batch them together.

For example, my work can be categorized into these core groups:

  1. writing (articles, my upcoming book)
  2. coaching
  3. workshop development
  4. business development
  5. administrative

I batch all the related tasks together so there’s synergy. If I need to make calls, I allocate a time slot to make all my calls. It really streamlines the process.

18. Eliminate Your Time Wasters

What takes your time away your work? Facebook? Twitter? Email checking? Stop checking them so often.

One thing you can do is make it hard to check them – remove them from your browser quick links / bookmarks and stuff them in a hard to access bookmarks folder. Replace your browser bookmarks with important work-related sites.

While you’ll still checking FB/Twitter no doubt, you’ll find it’s a lower frequency than before.

19. Cut off When You Need To

The number one reason why things overrun is because you don’t cut off when you have to.

Don’t be afraid to intercept in meetings or draw a line to cut-off. Otherwise, there’s never going to be an end and you’ll just eat into the time for later.

20. Leave Buffer Time In-Between

Don’t pack everything closely together. Leave a 5-10 minute buffer time in between each tasks. This helps you wrap up the previous task and start off on the next one.

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