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The 16 Worst Fast Food Restaurants In America

Americans don't just want the speed and convenience of the fast food restaurant. They are increasingly demanding the same features associated with more dining options, including the freshness of the food, higher food quality, dining atmosphere and more. The magazine surveyed the fast-food customers and ranked the worst fast food restaurants in American on qualities like dining atmosphere, cleanliness, food quality, reputation, service, and value.

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16. Little Caesars

Consumer Reports' Grade: 73/100
Though advertising the freshness and quality of its ingredients, Little Caesars ranked low due to the mediocre quality and freshness of its dishes.

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15. Panda Express

Consumer Reports' Grade: 73/100
As the only Asian fast food chain on the list, Panda Express offers Chinese cuisine, but the quality and freshness of the food are just so-so. Besides, the dishes are relatively expensive.

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14. McDonald's

Consumer Reports' Grade: 73/100
McDonald’s sells nearly 1,500 burgers every minute in America. However, it is the quality but not quantity that matters. The Consumer Reports' readers still rate its food quality and freshness as one of the worst.

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13. Taco Bell

Consumer Reports' Grade: 73/100
As the best known Mexican fast food chain in the United States, Taco Bell received bad grades for its plain food quality and freshness. It recently offered breakfast competing with McDonald's.

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12. Pizza Hut

Consumer Reports' Grade: 73/100
Started by two brothers in 1958, Pizza Hut is one of the most famous pizza chains. Now the company has more than 6,000 restaurants across the country.

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11. Domino's

Consumer Reports' Grade: 73/100
Domino's is another pizza chain. It received a bad grade due to the quality of its dishes, the speed of the service, and the cleanliness of the dining environment.

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10. Church's Chicken

Consumer Reports' Grade: 72/100
Church’s Chicken was established in the 1950s, selling fried chicken, biscuits and fries. The chain, known as Texas Chicken outside the US, has more than 1,600 locations worldwide.

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9. CiCi's Pizza

Consumer Reports' Grade: 72/100
CiCi's Pizza now has more than 500 restaurants in the United States. Although the chain ranked low due to the quality of the dishes and the cleanliness of the dining area, it did well with the politeness of its waiting stuff and the speed of its service.

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8. Burger King

Consumer Reports' Grade: 71/100
As another giant burger chain, Burger King fared poorly due to its plain food quality and bad value of its food. Burger King now has more than 13,000 restaurants all over the world.

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7. KFC

Consumer Reports' Grade: 69/100
As one of the most popular fast food chains, KFC received low grades on the food quality, its value and the cleanliness of its dining area.

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6. Sbarro

Consumer Reports' Grade: 65/100
Sbarro ranked low on this list because of its poor food quality and food freshness.

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5. Taco John's

Only 41% of customers love the Potato Oles enough to keep driving through Taco John's. The others probably discovered that the Six-Pack and a Pound meal won't actually help them chisel a two-pack.

4. Long John Silver's

Long John Silver's has only 41% of loyal customers to dig into fish and chips and hushpuppies. But they mostly stick with the baked seafood and skip the fried platters which won't have them feeling confident about swimsuit season.

3. Hardee's

Only 34% of customers consider themselves Hardee's fans and it's most likely because of the char-broiled sliders, which contain a waistline-friendly 220 calories and 11 grams of muscle-maintaining protein in every single slider.

2. Jimmy John's

Jimmy John's may be "Freaky Fast, Freaky Fresh," but its ingredient quality and service speed only impress 34% of customers. After all, who needs a nearly 1,000-calorie sub delivered at the drop of a hat? Certainly not us.

1. Carl's Jr.

According to the Consumer Picks survey, only 33% of survey respondents seem to crave Carl's Jr.'s fires and some other fast food, because these items have a calorie as high as 920. Guys, you may want to skip the Big Carl with that.