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Can You Guess the Most-Hated Fast Food Chains in America?

Can You Guess the Most-Hated Fast Food Chains in America?

A recent survey from Temkin Experience Ratings ranked fast food restaurants by how much people hate them: Here are the results

The answers probably won’t surprise you.

Two of the biggest fast food chains in the world are — perhaps unsurprisingly — the most reviled. A new consumer survey from Temkin Experience revealed that McDonald’s and Burger King received the worst approval ratings gathered from a pool of more than 10,000 restaurant-goers. McDonald’s came in dead-last, with Burger King following not too far behind.

But McDonald’s and Burger King shouldn’t feel too bad: Only three chains actually received a “good” rating or more from customers: Baskin-Robbins, KFC, and Domino's.

Even though McDonald’s is the most-hated chain in the country, it is simultaneously the most-visited fast food restaurant, according to recent data from Nation’s Restaurant News. (It’s no longer the largest chain in America; that title was overtaken by Subway a few years ago).

A McDonald’s spokesperson commented to Business Insider on the chain’s recent cringe-worthy status:

“We are committed to building a better McDonald's. Our turnaround plan involves a number of changes we know our customers value… We are on our journey to deliver on what matters most to our customers — and we know that is working as it has produced positive results. We look forward to continuing our positive momentum.”

In response to their positive grade, Baskin Robbins spokesperson commented the following:

“At Baskin-Robbins, we work hard every day to offer our guests a friendly, welcoming restaurant experience and a delicious and creative range of ice cream flavors, ice cream cakes, frozen beverages, ice cream sundaes and other frozen treats… We'll continue to look for ways to further surprise and delight our guests, both through new products and enhancements to the in-store experience.”

The Daily Meal has contacted Burger King for comment.


New list ranks the most hated fast-food restaurants in America

When it comes to opinions on restaurants, fast-food chains tend to bring forth the strongest reactions from both fans and critics alike. In a single breath, one might slam the likes of McDonald’s but extol the virtues of a late-night run to Taco Bell. It often makes very little sense, but that’s just the way we are.

So, it should come as no surprise that people complain about the most popular fast-food chains a good bit online. A website called The Daring Kitchen began to collect those complaints on Twitter, using the geolocation data of the tweets to determine what state the complaint was made in. After compiling all the data, a picture began to emerge, and we now know what the most-complained-about fast-food restaurant in the US is, at least when it comes to Twitter: Burger King.

In scanning the tweets, data was gathered on the most popular fast-food chains in the country. This makes sense since you can’t really compare a regional or localized fast-food brand against the big dogs. So, the list that the site went with included Burger King, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, Arby’s, KFC, Jack In The Box, and White Castle. Now, some of these are indeed regional to a degree, but they’re big enough that they have lots and lots of complaints on Twitter.

Interested in what fast-food joint your state hates in particular? Here’s a handy map that The Daring Kitchen whipped up:

So that’s pretty interesting. Burger King takes the top spot in Twitter complaints, but McDonald’s isn’t far behind. Taco bell slides in third place and the rest is a pretty even mix. What’s most telling about this data is that those three most-complained about restaurants are also the most popular and widespread.

The data here is showing that the more people eat at a restaurant, the more complaints there will inevitably be, which is basically common sense. If we were able to compare the number of complaints (overall, not just on Twitter), with the number of customers, we could come up with a complaint-per-customer ratio that would offer us a better insight into what restaurants are failing to satisfy their customers more than the rest.

It’s still an interesting data dump, but it’s far from a conclusive study on which restaurants are the best or worst.

Mike Wehner has reported on technology and video games for the past decade, covering breaking news and trends in VR, wearables, smartphones, and future tech.


New list ranks the most hated fast-food restaurants in America

When it comes to opinions on restaurants, fast-food chains tend to bring forth the strongest reactions from both fans and critics alike. In a single breath, one might slam the likes of McDonald’s but extol the virtues of a late-night run to Taco Bell. It often makes very little sense, but that’s just the way we are.

So, it should come as no surprise that people complain about the most popular fast-food chains a good bit online. A website called The Daring Kitchen began to collect those complaints on Twitter, using the geolocation data of the tweets to determine what state the complaint was made in. After compiling all the data, a picture began to emerge, and we now know what the most-complained-about fast-food restaurant in the US is, at least when it comes to Twitter: Burger King.

In scanning the tweets, data was gathered on the most popular fast-food chains in the country. This makes sense since you can’t really compare a regional or localized fast-food brand against the big dogs. So, the list that the site went with included Burger King, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, Arby’s, KFC, Jack In The Box, and White Castle. Now, some of these are indeed regional to a degree, but they’re big enough that they have lots and lots of complaints on Twitter.

Interested in what fast-food joint your state hates in particular? Here’s a handy map that The Daring Kitchen whipped up:

So that’s pretty interesting. Burger King takes the top spot in Twitter complaints, but McDonald’s isn’t far behind. Taco bell slides in third place and the rest is a pretty even mix. What’s most telling about this data is that those three most-complained about restaurants are also the most popular and widespread.

The data here is showing that the more people eat at a restaurant, the more complaints there will inevitably be, which is basically common sense. If we were able to compare the number of complaints (overall, not just on Twitter), with the number of customers, we could come up with a complaint-per-customer ratio that would offer us a better insight into what restaurants are failing to satisfy their customers more than the rest.

It’s still an interesting data dump, but it’s far from a conclusive study on which restaurants are the best or worst.

Mike Wehner has reported on technology and video games for the past decade, covering breaking news and trends in VR, wearables, smartphones, and future tech.


New list ranks the most hated fast-food restaurants in America

When it comes to opinions on restaurants, fast-food chains tend to bring forth the strongest reactions from both fans and critics alike. In a single breath, one might slam the likes of McDonald’s but extol the virtues of a late-night run to Taco Bell. It often makes very little sense, but that’s just the way we are.

So, it should come as no surprise that people complain about the most popular fast-food chains a good bit online. A website called The Daring Kitchen began to collect those complaints on Twitter, using the geolocation data of the tweets to determine what state the complaint was made in. After compiling all the data, a picture began to emerge, and we now know what the most-complained-about fast-food restaurant in the US is, at least when it comes to Twitter: Burger King.

In scanning the tweets, data was gathered on the most popular fast-food chains in the country. This makes sense since you can’t really compare a regional or localized fast-food brand against the big dogs. So, the list that the site went with included Burger King, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, Arby’s, KFC, Jack In The Box, and White Castle. Now, some of these are indeed regional to a degree, but they’re big enough that they have lots and lots of complaints on Twitter.

Interested in what fast-food joint your state hates in particular? Here’s a handy map that The Daring Kitchen whipped up:

So that’s pretty interesting. Burger King takes the top spot in Twitter complaints, but McDonald’s isn’t far behind. Taco bell slides in third place and the rest is a pretty even mix. What’s most telling about this data is that those three most-complained about restaurants are also the most popular and widespread.

The data here is showing that the more people eat at a restaurant, the more complaints there will inevitably be, which is basically common sense. If we were able to compare the number of complaints (overall, not just on Twitter), with the number of customers, we could come up with a complaint-per-customer ratio that would offer us a better insight into what restaurants are failing to satisfy their customers more than the rest.

It’s still an interesting data dump, but it’s far from a conclusive study on which restaurants are the best or worst.

Mike Wehner has reported on technology and video games for the past decade, covering breaking news and trends in VR, wearables, smartphones, and future tech.


New list ranks the most hated fast-food restaurants in America

When it comes to opinions on restaurants, fast-food chains tend to bring forth the strongest reactions from both fans and critics alike. In a single breath, one might slam the likes of McDonald’s but extol the virtues of a late-night run to Taco Bell. It often makes very little sense, but that’s just the way we are.

So, it should come as no surprise that people complain about the most popular fast-food chains a good bit online. A website called The Daring Kitchen began to collect those complaints on Twitter, using the geolocation data of the tweets to determine what state the complaint was made in. After compiling all the data, a picture began to emerge, and we now know what the most-complained-about fast-food restaurant in the US is, at least when it comes to Twitter: Burger King.

In scanning the tweets, data was gathered on the most popular fast-food chains in the country. This makes sense since you can’t really compare a regional or localized fast-food brand against the big dogs. So, the list that the site went with included Burger King, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, Arby’s, KFC, Jack In The Box, and White Castle. Now, some of these are indeed regional to a degree, but they’re big enough that they have lots and lots of complaints on Twitter.

Interested in what fast-food joint your state hates in particular? Here’s a handy map that The Daring Kitchen whipped up:

So that’s pretty interesting. Burger King takes the top spot in Twitter complaints, but McDonald’s isn’t far behind. Taco bell slides in third place and the rest is a pretty even mix. What’s most telling about this data is that those three most-complained about restaurants are also the most popular and widespread.

The data here is showing that the more people eat at a restaurant, the more complaints there will inevitably be, which is basically common sense. If we were able to compare the number of complaints (overall, not just on Twitter), with the number of customers, we could come up with a complaint-per-customer ratio that would offer us a better insight into what restaurants are failing to satisfy their customers more than the rest.

It’s still an interesting data dump, but it’s far from a conclusive study on which restaurants are the best or worst.

Mike Wehner has reported on technology and video games for the past decade, covering breaking news and trends in VR, wearables, smartphones, and future tech.


New list ranks the most hated fast-food restaurants in America

When it comes to opinions on restaurants, fast-food chains tend to bring forth the strongest reactions from both fans and critics alike. In a single breath, one might slam the likes of McDonald’s but extol the virtues of a late-night run to Taco Bell. It often makes very little sense, but that’s just the way we are.

So, it should come as no surprise that people complain about the most popular fast-food chains a good bit online. A website called The Daring Kitchen began to collect those complaints on Twitter, using the geolocation data of the tweets to determine what state the complaint was made in. After compiling all the data, a picture began to emerge, and we now know what the most-complained-about fast-food restaurant in the US is, at least when it comes to Twitter: Burger King.

In scanning the tweets, data was gathered on the most popular fast-food chains in the country. This makes sense since you can’t really compare a regional or localized fast-food brand against the big dogs. So, the list that the site went with included Burger King, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, Arby’s, KFC, Jack In The Box, and White Castle. Now, some of these are indeed regional to a degree, but they’re big enough that they have lots and lots of complaints on Twitter.

Interested in what fast-food joint your state hates in particular? Here’s a handy map that The Daring Kitchen whipped up:

So that’s pretty interesting. Burger King takes the top spot in Twitter complaints, but McDonald’s isn’t far behind. Taco bell slides in third place and the rest is a pretty even mix. What’s most telling about this data is that those three most-complained about restaurants are also the most popular and widespread.

The data here is showing that the more people eat at a restaurant, the more complaints there will inevitably be, which is basically common sense. If we were able to compare the number of complaints (overall, not just on Twitter), with the number of customers, we could come up with a complaint-per-customer ratio that would offer us a better insight into what restaurants are failing to satisfy their customers more than the rest.

It’s still an interesting data dump, but it’s far from a conclusive study on which restaurants are the best or worst.

Mike Wehner has reported on technology and video games for the past decade, covering breaking news and trends in VR, wearables, smartphones, and future tech.


New list ranks the most hated fast-food restaurants in America

When it comes to opinions on restaurants, fast-food chains tend to bring forth the strongest reactions from both fans and critics alike. In a single breath, one might slam the likes of McDonald’s but extol the virtues of a late-night run to Taco Bell. It often makes very little sense, but that’s just the way we are.

So, it should come as no surprise that people complain about the most popular fast-food chains a good bit online. A website called The Daring Kitchen began to collect those complaints on Twitter, using the geolocation data of the tweets to determine what state the complaint was made in. After compiling all the data, a picture began to emerge, and we now know what the most-complained-about fast-food restaurant in the US is, at least when it comes to Twitter: Burger King.

In scanning the tweets, data was gathered on the most popular fast-food chains in the country. This makes sense since you can’t really compare a regional or localized fast-food brand against the big dogs. So, the list that the site went with included Burger King, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, Arby’s, KFC, Jack In The Box, and White Castle. Now, some of these are indeed regional to a degree, but they’re big enough that they have lots and lots of complaints on Twitter.

Interested in what fast-food joint your state hates in particular? Here’s a handy map that The Daring Kitchen whipped up:

So that’s pretty interesting. Burger King takes the top spot in Twitter complaints, but McDonald’s isn’t far behind. Taco bell slides in third place and the rest is a pretty even mix. What’s most telling about this data is that those three most-complained about restaurants are also the most popular and widespread.

The data here is showing that the more people eat at a restaurant, the more complaints there will inevitably be, which is basically common sense. If we were able to compare the number of complaints (overall, not just on Twitter), with the number of customers, we could come up with a complaint-per-customer ratio that would offer us a better insight into what restaurants are failing to satisfy their customers more than the rest.

It’s still an interesting data dump, but it’s far from a conclusive study on which restaurants are the best or worst.

Mike Wehner has reported on technology and video games for the past decade, covering breaking news and trends in VR, wearables, smartphones, and future tech.


New list ranks the most hated fast-food restaurants in America

When it comes to opinions on restaurants, fast-food chains tend to bring forth the strongest reactions from both fans and critics alike. In a single breath, one might slam the likes of McDonald’s but extol the virtues of a late-night run to Taco Bell. It often makes very little sense, but that’s just the way we are.

So, it should come as no surprise that people complain about the most popular fast-food chains a good bit online. A website called The Daring Kitchen began to collect those complaints on Twitter, using the geolocation data of the tweets to determine what state the complaint was made in. After compiling all the data, a picture began to emerge, and we now know what the most-complained-about fast-food restaurant in the US is, at least when it comes to Twitter: Burger King.

In scanning the tweets, data was gathered on the most popular fast-food chains in the country. This makes sense since you can’t really compare a regional or localized fast-food brand against the big dogs. So, the list that the site went with included Burger King, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, Arby’s, KFC, Jack In The Box, and White Castle. Now, some of these are indeed regional to a degree, but they’re big enough that they have lots and lots of complaints on Twitter.

Interested in what fast-food joint your state hates in particular? Here’s a handy map that The Daring Kitchen whipped up:

So that’s pretty interesting. Burger King takes the top spot in Twitter complaints, but McDonald’s isn’t far behind. Taco bell slides in third place and the rest is a pretty even mix. What’s most telling about this data is that those three most-complained about restaurants are also the most popular and widespread.

The data here is showing that the more people eat at a restaurant, the more complaints there will inevitably be, which is basically common sense. If we were able to compare the number of complaints (overall, not just on Twitter), with the number of customers, we could come up with a complaint-per-customer ratio that would offer us a better insight into what restaurants are failing to satisfy their customers more than the rest.

It’s still an interesting data dump, but it’s far from a conclusive study on which restaurants are the best or worst.

Mike Wehner has reported on technology and video games for the past decade, covering breaking news and trends in VR, wearables, smartphones, and future tech.


New list ranks the most hated fast-food restaurants in America

When it comes to opinions on restaurants, fast-food chains tend to bring forth the strongest reactions from both fans and critics alike. In a single breath, one might slam the likes of McDonald’s but extol the virtues of a late-night run to Taco Bell. It often makes very little sense, but that’s just the way we are.

So, it should come as no surprise that people complain about the most popular fast-food chains a good bit online. A website called The Daring Kitchen began to collect those complaints on Twitter, using the geolocation data of the tweets to determine what state the complaint was made in. After compiling all the data, a picture began to emerge, and we now know what the most-complained-about fast-food restaurant in the US is, at least when it comes to Twitter: Burger King.

In scanning the tweets, data was gathered on the most popular fast-food chains in the country. This makes sense since you can’t really compare a regional or localized fast-food brand against the big dogs. So, the list that the site went with included Burger King, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, Arby’s, KFC, Jack In The Box, and White Castle. Now, some of these are indeed regional to a degree, but they’re big enough that they have lots and lots of complaints on Twitter.

Interested in what fast-food joint your state hates in particular? Here’s a handy map that The Daring Kitchen whipped up:

So that’s pretty interesting. Burger King takes the top spot in Twitter complaints, but McDonald’s isn’t far behind. Taco bell slides in third place and the rest is a pretty even mix. What’s most telling about this data is that those three most-complained about restaurants are also the most popular and widespread.

The data here is showing that the more people eat at a restaurant, the more complaints there will inevitably be, which is basically common sense. If we were able to compare the number of complaints (overall, not just on Twitter), with the number of customers, we could come up with a complaint-per-customer ratio that would offer us a better insight into what restaurants are failing to satisfy their customers more than the rest.

It’s still an interesting data dump, but it’s far from a conclusive study on which restaurants are the best or worst.

Mike Wehner has reported on technology and video games for the past decade, covering breaking news and trends in VR, wearables, smartphones, and future tech.


New list ranks the most hated fast-food restaurants in America

When it comes to opinions on restaurants, fast-food chains tend to bring forth the strongest reactions from both fans and critics alike. In a single breath, one might slam the likes of McDonald’s but extol the virtues of a late-night run to Taco Bell. It often makes very little sense, but that’s just the way we are.

So, it should come as no surprise that people complain about the most popular fast-food chains a good bit online. A website called The Daring Kitchen began to collect those complaints on Twitter, using the geolocation data of the tweets to determine what state the complaint was made in. After compiling all the data, a picture began to emerge, and we now know what the most-complained-about fast-food restaurant in the US is, at least when it comes to Twitter: Burger King.

In scanning the tweets, data was gathered on the most popular fast-food chains in the country. This makes sense since you can’t really compare a regional or localized fast-food brand against the big dogs. So, the list that the site went with included Burger King, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, Arby’s, KFC, Jack In The Box, and White Castle. Now, some of these are indeed regional to a degree, but they’re big enough that they have lots and lots of complaints on Twitter.

Interested in what fast-food joint your state hates in particular? Here’s a handy map that The Daring Kitchen whipped up:

So that’s pretty interesting. Burger King takes the top spot in Twitter complaints, but McDonald’s isn’t far behind. Taco bell slides in third place and the rest is a pretty even mix. What’s most telling about this data is that those three most-complained about restaurants are also the most popular and widespread.

The data here is showing that the more people eat at a restaurant, the more complaints there will inevitably be, which is basically common sense. If we were able to compare the number of complaints (overall, not just on Twitter), with the number of customers, we could come up with a complaint-per-customer ratio that would offer us a better insight into what restaurants are failing to satisfy their customers more than the rest.

It’s still an interesting data dump, but it’s far from a conclusive study on which restaurants are the best or worst.

Mike Wehner has reported on technology and video games for the past decade, covering breaking news and trends in VR, wearables, smartphones, and future tech.


New list ranks the most hated fast-food restaurants in America

When it comes to opinions on restaurants, fast-food chains tend to bring forth the strongest reactions from both fans and critics alike. In a single breath, one might slam the likes of McDonald’s but extol the virtues of a late-night run to Taco Bell. It often makes very little sense, but that’s just the way we are.

So, it should come as no surprise that people complain about the most popular fast-food chains a good bit online. A website called The Daring Kitchen began to collect those complaints on Twitter, using the geolocation data of the tweets to determine what state the complaint was made in. After compiling all the data, a picture began to emerge, and we now know what the most-complained-about fast-food restaurant in the US is, at least when it comes to Twitter: Burger King.

In scanning the tweets, data was gathered on the most popular fast-food chains in the country. This makes sense since you can’t really compare a regional or localized fast-food brand against the big dogs. So, the list that the site went with included Burger King, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, Arby’s, KFC, Jack In The Box, and White Castle. Now, some of these are indeed regional to a degree, but they’re big enough that they have lots and lots of complaints on Twitter.

Interested in what fast-food joint your state hates in particular? Here’s a handy map that The Daring Kitchen whipped up:

So that’s pretty interesting. Burger King takes the top spot in Twitter complaints, but McDonald’s isn’t far behind. Taco bell slides in third place and the rest is a pretty even mix. What’s most telling about this data is that those three most-complained about restaurants are also the most popular and widespread.

The data here is showing that the more people eat at a restaurant, the more complaints there will inevitably be, which is basically common sense. If we were able to compare the number of complaints (overall, not just on Twitter), with the number of customers, we could come up with a complaint-per-customer ratio that would offer us a better insight into what restaurants are failing to satisfy their customers more than the rest.

It’s still an interesting data dump, but it’s far from a conclusive study on which restaurants are the best or worst.

Mike Wehner has reported on technology and video games for the past decade, covering breaking news and trends in VR, wearables, smartphones, and future tech.