Where you can get it: California, Utah, Michigan, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Nevada
Why it's amazing: To know a late-night Del Taco run is to love a late-night Del Taco run. And, unfortunately for most of us poor East Coast, Southern, and Midwestern schlubs, achieving the dream of 3am Del Taco remains just a few thousand miles out of reach. We're forced to daydream about the Cali-Mex chain's border-straddling menu, drooling over avocado-lined taco salads, carne asada and fresh cilantro tacos, half-pound chorizo breakfast burritos, and sweet, sweet, cinnamon churros. It's a rough life, but someone has to live it... until we all come to our senses, move to LA, and rent an apartment across the street from a Del Taco, of course.
Where you can get it: Illinois, Arizona, California, Florida, Indiana, and Wisconsin
Why it's amazing: If we have to explain why overloaded Chicago-style hot dogs and sport pepper-laden Italian beef sandwiches are great, then you have no business reading this list. Or this website, really. But if you are, in fact, amazing (or just amazingly hungry), you'd be a sucker not to check out this Midwestern favorite. Chicagoan Dick Portillo started the business back in 1963, growing his namesake restaurant from a single 6x12 trailer to a six-state empire. Lucky locals have been obsessed with the chain's char-grilled dogs, meaty subs, and one-of-a-kind chocolate cake shakes since the get, and if you manage to get your paws on a Portillo’s original, you'll immediately understand why.