Ranking the Best Fast Casual Restaurants

With nearly 3,000 locations in the US, Chipotle is one of the most popular fast casual restaurants with good reason.

Nearly everyone likes pizza, and Blaze Pizza offers countless options. Blaze Pizza, like Chipotle, has diners line up at the counter as staff customizes each pizza.

Shake Shack began in Madison Square Park in New York City, where a line of hungry customers stretched around the park day after day

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Panda Express, the largest fast-casual Chinese restaurant in the US, is famous for its orange chicken. 

Smashburger, a national fast-casual restaurant business, serves all-natural, antibiotic-free burgers, fries, onion rings, and sweet potato fries.

Pret A Manger serves moderately nutritious, affordable sandwiches, salads, and coffee at over 500 locations worldwide.

Fast-casual Au Bon Pain serves coffee, pastries, sandwiches, and desserts. Au Bon Pain's lunch and supper offerings are lacking, but it's great for coffee and snacks.

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