All Fifty States Club

Fast Food in All 50

February 8, 2024

Pal's Sudden Service - an East Tennessee original


Make each food stop an experience! Often, on road trips, there isn't time to stop at a sit-down restaurant; you need something fast and use the restroom! While McDonald's may be found at every exit (40,000+ locations worldwide), try a fast-food restaurant unique to each state or region.


This list started from an article by Food and Wine.  We created a shortcut list listing the restaurants without the details and made a few changes based on our experience. After feedback on social media and by club members, restaurants were removed, and many were added. To be included, it must be "fast food" that you order at the counter or drive-through. There must be multiple locations and it must serve meals - ice cream and donuts will be for another list. Pizza restaurants were tough, as pizza often takes a little while to make, but some restaurants can churn out a pizza quite quickly, so they remained on the list.
Thank you for all the feedback and community effort to build this list!  Please comment below if you have a suggestion, or let us know we are spot on!
Alabama – Milo’s, Checkers, Foosackly's, Jack’s, Chicken Salad Chick
Alaska – Arctic Roadrunner
Arizona – Eegee’s, Lucky Wishbone, Lenny’s Burgers
Arkansas – Slim Chickens
California – In and Out, Habit Burger, Wienerschnitzel, Taco Bell, Panda Express, Jack in the Box, Carl’s Junior, Del Taco
Colorado – Good Times, Snarf’s Sandwiches, Chipolte, Qdoba
Connecticut – Subway, Duchess
Delaware - Capriotti's
Florida – PDQ, Burger King, Firehouse Subs, Publix Subs
Georgia – Waffle House, Chick-Fil-A, Zaxby’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Bojangles
Hawaii – Zippy’s, L & L Hawaiian, Rainbow Drive-In
Idaho – West Side Drive-In
Illinois – Portillo’s, McDonalds, Dairy Queen, Jimmy John’s, Steak and Shake
Indiana – Schoop’s Hamburgers
Iowa – Maid-Rite
Kansas – Spangles, Pizza Hut, Freddy’s, White Castle
Kentucky – Fazoli’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Long John Silvers
Louisiana – Raising Cane’s, Popeye’s, Small's Sliders
Maine – OTTO Pizza
Maryland – Gino's Burgers, Ledo's Pizza, Roy Rogers
Massachusetts – Dunkin’ Donuts
Michigan – National Coney Island
Minnesota - MyBurger
Mississippi – Ward’s, McAlister’s Deli
Missouri – Lion’s Choice, Panera
Montana – HuHot Mongolian Gril
Nebraska – Don and Millie’s, Runza, Amigos/Kings Classic
Nevada – Port of Subs, Primo Hoagie, Potbelly, Heritage's, Blimpie, Royal Farms, Quickchek
New Hampshire – Moe’s Italian Sandwiches
New Jersey – Jersey Mike’s
New Mexico – Blake’s Lotaburger
New York – Shake Shack, Tim Horton's
North Carolina – Cook Out, Hardee’s, Bojangles, Krispy Kreme
North Dakota – Burger Time
Ohio – Gold Star Chili, Wendy’s, Arby’s
Oklahoma – Braum’s, Sonic
Oregon – Taco Time, Dutch Bro’s, Burgerville
Pennsylvania - Wawa, Sheetz, Quaker Steak and Lube
Rhode Island – Del’s
South Carolina – Rush’s, Bojangles
South Dakota – Nick’s Hamburger Shop
Tennessee – Pal’s Sudden Service, Krystal
Texas – Whataburger, Buc-ee’s, Jason’s Deli, WingStop, Church’s Chicken
Utah – Arctic Circle, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Crown Burgers, Apollo Burger
Vermont – Al’s French Frys
Virginia – Five Guys, Roy Rogers
Washington – Burgerville, Dick’s, Starbucks, Taco Time
West Virginia – Tudor’s Biscuit World
Wisconsin – Culver’s
Wyoming – Taco John’s
Washington D.C. - Ben’s Chili Bowl
Or do you want to profess your brand loyalty and eat at the same restaurant in every state?
These chains have a restaurant in all 50 states:
Burger King
Taco Bell
Kentucky Fried Chicken
Jersey Mike's
Five Guys