The 10 Best Fast Food Menu Items Ever Made

By Doug Norrie | Published

Best Fast Food Menu Items Ever

When it comes to fast food menu choices, folks out there definitely have their favorites. In fact, great debate has waged over the years trying to figure out which chain does the best signature item. Whether its breakfast, chicken, burgers, or pizza, there are quite a few to choose from. Here we’ve got the best fast-food menu options ever offered.

10. Five Guys' Cheeseburger

Take two hand-formed beef patties, melt some American cheese on top, get a crispy bun going and you’ve got one of the best fast food options to ever hit mouths and stomachs. Five Guys has been around since 1986 and their cheeseburger has ranked among the best ever since.

9. Pizza Hut's Pepperoni Pizza

The Pizza Hut Pepperoni Pizza offering has been around since 1958 and fans have flocked to the greasy goodness of this offering. Does it rank with the local pie slingers? No, but The Hut has a thick crust and plenty of flavor all things considered. There’s a reason this chain still has so many locations.

8. Shake Shack's ShackBurger

Shake Shack keeps things simple and sometimes that’s all you can ask for from a fast food chain. The Shackburger is just a standard beef burger with lettuce and tomato, but man does it hit the spot. While relatively “new” compared to some of these other menu choices, it still ranks among the best.

7. KFC's Original Recipe Fried Chicken

This is about as iconic a fast food menu offering as there ever was. Introduced in 1952, Colonel Sanders gave us the Original Recipe Fried Chicken and they’ve had to make almost no changes since. In terms of staying power, this one has few rivals.

6. Subway's BMT

Forget the Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato BLT. Boring. The BMT brings Subway’s biggest, meatiest, and tastiest sandwich on the menu. A genius marketing spin combined with a sandwich that actually tastes good and you have one of the longer-lasting fast food menu options going. It’s still a staple of their menu.

5. Wendy's Baconator

Wendy’s Baconator only came on the scene in 2007, but man did it ever deliver. It’s hard to go wrong with bacon in the name at all, but this thing piles a ton of strips on top of two quarter-pound patties. And then it adds the signature Wendy’s flavoring as well and you get near perfection.

4. Taco Bell's Crunchy Taco Supreme

Couldn’t leave Taco Bell off this list, and honestly, we could have probably gone a couple of different ways with the choices. But the Crunchy Taco Supreme has been around since nearly the beginning of the franchise and has been part of late-night snack runs ever since. It’s got everything you would want in terms of flavor and the crispy crunch puts it over the top.

In-N-Out Burger's Double-Double

In-N-Out is a California staple and has been a fan favorite for about 75 years now. They rank up there with the best burger chains and the Double-Double is the best menu offering. Again, with burgers, the way to win is with simplicity. Stack the patties and make it taste great. In-N-Out does both. 

2. Chick-fil-A's Chicken Sandwich

Chick-fil-A ranks at the top of brand loyalty and for good reason. They have great food, a solid atmosphere, and the menu keeps people coming back for more. Their Chicken Sandwich is the staple menu option and the pickles make it stand out from the crowd.

1. McDonald's Big Mac

In terms of iconic fast food menu offerings, the Big Mac sits at the top of the list. When considering a list like this, you’d be hard-fessed to find a more well-known menu option from any of these franchises. It first came on the scene in 1967 and the company estimates that 550 million have been sold since. Two juicy beef patties, special sauce, crispy lettuce, melty American cheese, tangy pickles, and onions make it the gold standard in fast food menu options.