This is the eighth consecutive year that Subway has ranked No. 1 as America's quick-service restaurant brand, according to an annual Harris Poll EquiTrend study.
Harris Poll credits Subway's dominance to its fast and healthy meal choices in a time when people are more conscious about the medical risks of obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease and the importance of making healthy food choices away from home.
The top seven fast-food chains:
2. Dairy Queen
4. Five Guy's Burgers and Fries
7. Burger King
Other fun facts to know and tell:
The top two pizza restaurant chains are Papa John's and Pizza Hut. This is the first year Pizza Hut was not in the top spot.
For restaurants focusing on coffee and quick service, Dunkin Donuts came in No. 1.
Panera Bread Restaurants came in top for American casual dining, followed by Longhorn Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill, Outback Steakhouse, Applebee's and IHOP.
Maggiano's Little Italy Restaurant took the lead as top-rated Italian casual dining restaurant.