College students’ favorite fast food chain


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by Karli Gillespie, Sarah Mezzy —

From burgers and fries at McDonalds or Wendys, to quesadillas and enchiladas at Taco Bell, there is a fast-food chain that covers your craving.

This year, Business Insider and food-service industry expert and media outlet, Restaurant Business, released a definitive ranking of the top 25 fast-food restaurants in America. Surprisingly, widely known chains such as McDonalds and Burger King did not make the cut.

Eleven of the ranked restaurants alone are located in Blacksburg both on and off Virginia Tech’s campus:

25. Qdoba
22. Five Guys
19. Jamba Juice
17. Jimmy John’s
15. Chipotle
14. Moe’s
13. Panera
11. Zaxby’s
7. McAlister’s
4. Firehouse
1. Chick-fil-A

Check out which Blacksburg fast-food restaurant ranks number one to Virginia Tech students.