Zagat 2012 fast-food survey: Subway is most popular

Zagat has announced its 2012 fast-food survey results. For mega-chains, Subway was the most popular, followed by Wendy's and McDonald's.

The most popular large chain was In-N-Out Burger, followed by Panera Bread and Chipotle.

Best Burger went to Five Guys, Best Fries to McDonald's and Best Coffee to Starbucks.

The annual survey was based on more than 10,500 diners who say they eat at a chain restaurant at least nine times a month.  They voted on everything from taste, decor and service. Chains were rated on Zagat's 30-point scale.

Here are full results:

Most popular mega chains:

    Most popular large chains:

      Most popular quick-refreshment chains:

        Top overall chains

          The top overall large chains include:

            The top overall quick-refreshment chains are:

              Food, décor and service

              The top five mega chains: Wendy's, Subway, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Burger King.

              The top ranking large chains: In-N-Out Burger, Papa Murphy's, Chipotle, Panera Bread and Bojangles.

              Quick-refreshment chains: Rita's Italian Ice, Ben & Jerry's, Haagen-Dazs, Peet's Coffee/Tea and Culver's.

              Mega chains listed for decor include: Wendy's, McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Subway, respectively.

              Large chains with the best décor include: Fazoli's, Panera Bread, On The Border Mexican Grill, Corner Bakery Café and Buffalo Wild Wings.

              Quick-refreshment brands with the best décor are: Caribou Coffee, Peet's Coffee/Tea, Starbucks, Culver's and Tim Hortons.

              For service, Subway was ranked on top of the mega chains, followed by Wendy's, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and McDonald's.

              For large chains, top service went to In-N-Out Burger, Papa Murphy's, Jimmy John's, Fazoli's and Panera Bread.

              Quick-refreshment chains with the best service include Caribou Coffee, Rita's Italian Ice, Culver's, Peet's Coffee/Tea and Tim Hortons.

              Top menu items

              Best burger: Five Guys

              Best fried chicken: KFC

              Best grilled chicken: Chick-fil-A

              Best fish: Long John Silver's

              Best french fries: McDonald's

              Best coffee: Starbucks

              Best milkshakes: Steak 'n Shake

              Best ice cream/custard: Rita's Italian Ice

              Best breakfast sandwiches: McDonald's

              Best salads: Wendy's

              Best value menu: McDonald's

              Best overall value: McDonald's

              Best child-friendly chain: McDonald's

              Best wings: Buffalo Wild Wings

              Best healthy options: Panera

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