Yesterday the results to the Zagat/Today Show Fast-Food Survey were announced. The survey, which was taken by 5,535 people (really? that's all???), declared Wendy's, Panera Bread Company and Outback Steakhouse as their top fast-food destinations. Forty-five fast-food chains were scrutinized and then rated on their food, facilities and service - healthy options were also taken into consideration. In addition to scoring each restaurant, the survey also determined the best burger, fries, etc. So who won best burger and which fast-food place has the best fries? To find out the answers,

  • Best Burger: Wendy's
  • Best Fries: McDonald's
  • Best Shakes: Dairy Queen
  • Best Chicken: Chick-fil-A
  • Most Child-Friendly: McDonald's
  • Favorite Mascot McDonald's
  • Top Food Mega-Chain: Wendy's
  • Top Facilities Mega-Chain: Wendy's
  • Top Services Mega-Chain: Subway
  • Top Overall Mega-Chain: Wendy's
  • Top Food All Chains: Panera Bread Co.
  • Top Facilities All Chains: Panera Bread Co.
  • Top Services All Chains: Chick-fil-A
  • Top Overall All Chains: Panera Bread Co.
  • Top Food Full-Service Chain: Outback Steakhouse
  • Top Facilities Full-Service Chain: Cracker Barrel
  • Top Services Full-Service Chain: Cracker Barrel
  • Top Overall Full-Service Chain: Outback Steakhouse

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Source: Zagat