The 15 Most Popular Fast Foods on the Planet

When it comes to fast food, there are some dishes that stand out from the rest. From burgers to fried chicken, pizza to sandwiches, these are the 15 most popular fast foods on the planet. McDonald's French Fries, McDonald's Big Mac, McDonald's Happy Meal, KFC's Original Recipe Chicken, Subway's Italian BMT, Pizza Pepperoni Pizza, Wendy's Frosty, and Burger King's Whopper are all guilty pleasures that people come back for time and time again. These comfort foods are usually high in sodium and fat, but many restaurants have made adjustments to their recipes to make them healthier.

French fries are the most requested of the most popular fast foods according to an annual report. McDonald's leads the way in selling potato chips all over the world. The classic American burger is a favorite comfort food in the United States. From double or triple beef burgers to cholesterol-free vegetarian options, there is something for everyone.

The Big Mac from McDonald's is one of the best-selling foods of all time in the US and around the world. Despite its 550 calories per serving, people keep coming back for it. Burger King's Whopper is another popular burger. While McDonald's fries their burgers, Burger King roasts them.

The Whopper is a simple burger with simple ingredients that people tend to lean towards. Fried chicken is the most popular source of protein in various fast food establishments. Fried chicken products on menus usually comprise large and small pieces or strips of chicken that are battered or floured and breaded with a crunchy crust or coating. Pizza is another type of take-away fast food that is popular with everyone.

With different varieties, pizza is one of those most popular fast foods that people stay in a long line for. Pizza Pepperoni Pizza by Pizza Hut has been listed as one of the 10 most requested fast foods in the US for a long time since it came out. Sandwiches are always present in lunch boxes and are an easy meal option when you're in a hurry. Different varieties and flavors have been labeled as one of the most purchased fast foods in the world. Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) is one of its most copied creations and is eagerly anticipated every year with up to 350 million cups sold annually. Burger King launched its large flame-roasted Whopper in 1957 with mayonnaise, ketchup and lettuce, tomato, pickles and onions on a sesame seed bun.

There are 221,184 possible variations of this burger according to Burger King's website. Taco Bell's crispy taco has been on its menu since founder Glen Bell invented it in the 1950s and filled it with seasoned ground beef, shredded lettuce and shredded cheddar cheese. Domino's Pizza Pepperoni Pizza is the country's favorite pizza topping and is ordered more than any other variation. KFC's Original Recipe Chicken is still the best according to many people as it was what made them famous in the first place. Jack in the Box tacos are also very popular with Americans eating 554 million of them a year.

Tristan Gagliardo
Tristan Gagliardo

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