Best Fast Food Sandwiches That Aren’t Burgers

By Doug Norrie | Updated

Best Fast Food Sandwiches

When you are in the market for a quick bite, it isn’t always burgers that will get the job done. Luckily, when it comes to fast food options, there are plenty of sandwiches that rank up there in terms of taste. So next time you are in the drive-thru, or running in for a meal, take a look at some of these non-burger options. We ranked the best ones out there right now.

6. Burger King's Crispy Chicken

While the Whopper might be the go-to meal for many visiting Burger King, don’t pass over the Crispy Chicken Sandwich next time you are in one of these establishments. It’s a breaded chicken patty on a bun with lettuce, tomato, and plenty of creamy mayo combined for one of the best sandwiches out there. It ranks as one of Burger King’s best menu options, burger or otherwise.

5. Wendy's Spicy Chicken Sandwich

Continuing the chicken theme, we get Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Sandwich which will turn the heat up just a notch.  There is a zest and crispy texture to this sandwich which has people coming back time and again. They keep it simple with the breaded chicken, lettuce, tomato, and mayo and the flavor ranks right up there with the best out there.

4. Quiznos' Turkey Ranch & Swiss Sub

The best sandwich offerings at fast food and made-to-order chains don’t always have to be of the traditional variety. Sometimes a simple deli sandwich or sub will do the trick as well. That’s what we get with Quiznos’ Turkey Ranch & Swiss Sub which hits all the right floor notes.

As the name tells you, we get sliced turkey, melted Swiss cheese, lettuce, and creamy ranch dressing on your choice of bread. This is a big portion and the ingredients are consistently fresh from this establishment.

3. Arby's Classic Roast Beef Sandwich

Arby’s stands somewhat by itself in the fast food world, sticking with the classic roast beef offerings it’s been known for going on decades now. The Classic Roast Beef sandwich is the best on the menu, putting the thinly-sliced roast beef on a sesame seed roll and adding the signature tangy sauce to the mix.

The theme with Arby’s, for the most part, is to pick one thing and do it really well. That’s what they’ve done with this sandwich which is a great pivot from the standard burger. 

2. Chick-fil-A's Spicy Chicken Sandwich

To be fair, Chick-fil-A has a few different offerings that could have been on this list, but we’ve got to add the Spicy Chicken Sandwich as the best of the bunch. This fan-favorite franchise ranks about as high as it gets in terms of customer satisfaction and this sandwich is a big reason why.  The seasoned and breaded chicken fillet, served on a toasted bun with pickles stands way out from the crowd for good reason. And the spicy flavor kicks it up just the right notch from the standard sandwich.

1. Subway's Oven-Roasted Chicken Sub

For the lunch crowd, it doesn’t get much better than Subway when it comes to made-to-order sandwiches. And of all their menu offerings, the Oven-Roasted Chicken Sub is the best. Put on the seasoned chicken breast, your choice of bread, the standard veggies, and more, this sandwich can be put together any way you see fit. But the baseline is about as good as it gets in the business.