One quality that keeps restaurant consumers returning to a chain again and again is simply how craveable that restaurant’s food is.
Craveability is one thing that market research firm Datassential polls consumers on for the annual Consumer Picks report.
Here, Nation’s Restaurant News has pulled out the 12 restaurant chains with the most craveable food, according to consumers. The percentages correlate to the number of consumers rating the brands “best in class” or “above average” in craveability.
Eleven of the companies on this list are quick-service brands, with one family-dining chain also making its way in.
The list differs quite a bit from last year’s, with only half of the chains retaining their spots. There’s a three-way tie at the top, and two of those chains are new to the craveability list this year.
Click through to see which chains consumers thought had the most craveable food, and read the full Consumer Picks report here.