America's Best Regional Fast Food Chain in 2023

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Wisconsin's burger chain ranked sixth on USA Today's 2022 list. Fans enjoy Culver's Butter Burgers and frozen custard.


The brand's 780 locations, mostly in the Midwest, generated $2 billion in sales in 2020.

Whataburger's hometown Patty Melt, In-N-archrival, Out's ranks fourth.


Whataburger has 844 restaurants in 14 states. Like Culver's, the fast-food chain made almost $2.5 billion during the outbreak.

This Tampa-based chicken chain was inspired by a North Carolina mom-and-pop called Tenders.


PDQ's chicken tenders and nuggets employ fresh ingredients. The business has 56 stores in 2020 but made $115 million.

The second-best regional fast-food franchise in the U.S. isn't full-time. Sheetz is known for its extensive menu, affordable rates, and 24/7 availability.


This year's winner is a Washington-based eight-unit business. Unbelievable! Dick's Drive-In ranked 11th last year.

Dick's Drive-In

Since 1954, it has delighted patrons with cooked-to-order burgers, hand-cut fries, and old-school milkshakes.

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