These Are the 12 Most Popular Fast Food Restaurants in Michigan
As we hold our breath (well some of us anyway) waiting for the new Chick-fil-A to open in Flint Township, we wanted to take a look at the 12 most popular fast food joints in Michigan.
Is It Chick-fil-A?
If you're thinking that the opening of the new chicken joint on Miller Road in Flint Township gives the chain the winning vote to make it Michigan's top fast food outlet, that's definitely not it. Not even close. In fact, the Georgia-based chain doesn't even make the Top 12.
With the grand opening tomorrow (Thursday 9/28) of the Chick-fil-A in Flint Township, the chain now has only 28 Michigan locations.
Let's Define Most Popular
The ranking below is based on restaurants with the most locations in Michigan, based on data from the Friendly City Lab at Georgia Tech. These numbers - published by Stacker - are based on data compiled in 2021, so some numbers may have fluctuated since then.
If you're looking for a ranking of the most popular fast-food joints in Michigan based on consumer loyalty, follow this link.
Let's Define Fast Food
Our list is comprised of places that serve fast food. Chains like Little Caesar's and Starbucks didn't make the cut because they sell specialty items. Coffee and pizza aren't really fast food, are they? If you say yes, we'll just have to agree to disagree.
Dairy Queen and Tim Hortons are included because they offer fast food items in addition to ice cream and coffee, respectively.