10 of the 25 Best Fast-Food Chains Are in Sioux Falls
According to Business Insider, fast-food restaurants are a $255 billion industry. From burgers and pizza to doughnuts and sandwiches, American's love food they can grab on the go.
Business Insider along with Restaurant Business, a food-service website, compiled a list of the best fast-food restaurants in the U.S. You'll see that just because some fast-food chains make a lot of money (McDonalds, Taco Bell, etc), they're not listed in the Top 25 because this list is more than just what chain has the most customers. Here's how they came up with the rankings:
We looked at nearly 100 of the largest US chains and rated them on three criteria that we considered the most telling for all-around fast-food excellence: financial performance, customer satisfaction, and overall value. Our calculations accounted for sales growth, average sales at each location, consumer-sentiment ratings, and the average cost of a meal, among other metrics.
Ten of the top 25 restaurants are already in Sioux Falls, one is looking for a location and two others are rumored to be coming. Here's the list.
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Qdoba has three Sioux Falls locations.
One of the best things to eat at Valleyfair!
In my opinion, this is still the best burger I've ever eaten. You can't beat the fresh baked buns. Fudd's has one location in Sioux Falls.
Five Guys now has two locations in Sioux Falls.
Potbelly Sandwich Shop added Sioux Falls to their growing list of cities in 2014. It's located next to Scheels.
Pollo Campero serves authentic Latin chicken. The closest is in St. Paul.
The next time you're at the Mall of America, you can enjoy a tasty smoothie.
Papa Murphy's Take 'N Bake Pizza has 4 locations in Sioux Falls.
Jimmy John's has five Sioux Falls locations.
Many years ago, Schlotzsky's Deli had a location on 41st Street across from Scheels. They're coming back to Sioux Falls and this time the location will have a Cinnabon located inside. A franchise partner is looking for a Sioux Falls location.
Chipotle Mexican Grill is always a favorite choice when asked what restaurant should come to Sioux Falls. So far, no luck. You'll need to travel to Sioux City for a Chipotle burrito. But, according to the person in charge of business development for Chipotle, they would love to be in Sioux Falls and are looking for the perfect location.
Moe's Southwest Grill opened a location just off 41st and Western last year. They are also looking for other locations in the city.
Panera Bread now has a location on the east and west side of Sioux Falls.
There may not be a Whataburger in South Dakota (and no where near here), but if you're really hungry for a Triple Meat Whataburger, there is practically a location on every street corner in Texas.
You won't find this chain in South Dakota yet. If you want to enjoy made-to-order chicken fingers, wings and Zaxby's milkshakes, you'll need to take a road trip - a long road trip.
At Jason's Deli, all foods are free from artificial trans fats, high fructose corn syrup, MSG, artificial colors and dyes. Plus, they have a salad bar and free ice cream! The closest stores are Edina, MN and Des Moines, IA.
Culver's has 4 Sioux Falls locations with a 5th location planned for the corner of 69th and Louise.
Consumer Reports recently named it the best tasting burger in America. The chain is only in Utah and Idaho.
McAlister's Deli is known for big baked potatoes, soups and sandwiches. The closest store is in Omaha.
Krispy Kreme was once located on the busiest street in Sioux Falls. Unfortunately, not even thousands of cars driving past daily can conquer the carb-cutting craze that was going wild when the store opened. Krispy Kreme didn't last long on 41st Street, but have said they might open another store in a smaller location.
Jersey Mike's Subs has said they are looking for franchisees and for development in Sioux Falls.
You can enjoy a hot sub at two Sioux Falls locations.
In-N-Out Burger chains are huge in California, unfortunately there are no plans for a South Dakota restaurant any time soon.
You can find the closest store in Apple Valley, MN. Anything served with Texas toast has got to be good.
College campuses are a popular place for Chick-fil-A. There is one located on the campus of USD and SDSU. You can also drive to Sioux City for a chicken sandwich and waffle fries.