Presenting The Fasties, Thrillist's Annual Fast Food Awards

Welcome to our hilariously over-the-top—yet completely serious—celebration of the greatest foods served in grease-stained paper bags.

Thrillist’s annual fast food awards is back for a third helping in 2022. This year’s celebration will honor fast food and fast casual restaurant chains in 15 categories, including Best Cheeseburger, Best Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Best Fries, Best Onion Rings, and even Menu Item of the Year. Grab some ketchup packets, toss on your cardboard crown, and meet us in the drive-thru!


Here Are the Winners of the 3rd-Annual Fasties, Thrillist's Fast Food Awards

Find out who won in all 15 categories.


The Best Fast Food Breakfast Menus, Ranked

Which chain is worthy of your first meal of the day?


The Best Fast Food Coffees, Ranked

Watch out, Starbucks.


The Best Fast Food Cheeseburgers, Ranked

The one burger to rule them all is...


The Best Fried Chicken Sandwiches in Fast Food, Ranked

Let's reflect now that the chicken wars are over.


The Best Spicy Chicken Sandwiches in Fast Food Right Now

Just kidding. Let the spicy chicken wars begin!


The Best Fast Food Fish Sandwiches, Ranked

If you're gonna east a fast food fish sandwich...


Fast Food Tacos, Ranked from Soggy to Crunchy Excellence

The crunchy taco is so simple, and so good.


The Absolute Best Fast Food Chicken Nuggets, Ranked

A fast food staple done by many, perfected by one.


The Best Fast Food Fries, Ranked from Cardboard to Perfection

Prepare for this potentially controversial choice.


The Best Fast Food Onion Rings, Ranked

One onion ring to rule them all.


The Best Fast Casual Cheeseburgers, Ranked

These burgers are in a whole other league.


The Best Fast Casual Fries, Ranked from Meh to Mouthwatering

Bettfer fries to pair with your better burger.


Editors: Tony Merevick, Becca James

Production: Pete Dombrosky

Writers: Opheli Garcia-Lawler, Chris Mench, Tony Merevick, Dustin Nelson, Janae Price, Megan Schaltegger, Serena Tara, Kat Thompson

Special Thanks: Kyler Alvord, Lee Breslouer, Danielle Dorsey, Tim Ebner, Rona Gindin, Steven Lindsey, Lia Picard, and all writers who have contributed to The Fasties over the years.

Creative Director: Audra V Pace

Art Director: Manali Doshi

Photography Director: Drew Swantak

Senior Designer: Maitane Romagosa

Project Manager: Morgan Fowler

Copywriter: Ned Riseley

Director of Audience Development: Kisai Ponce

Audience Development Manager: Hassan Spruill

Social Media Manager: Abby Maddigan

Social Media Producer: Dee Williams

Audience Development Coordinator: Kierra Hearne

SEO Coordinator: Caroline Boden

SEO Manager: Gina Percival