Which fast food chain has the most cultish (and maybe even divisive) following?
- ipsedixit Jun 8, 2012 07:39 AM
Is it In-N-Out?
Shake Shack maybe?
Perhaps White Castle?
My vote goes to In-N-Out.
Those that like the place will defend it to the death and those who don't poo-poo it like it's some sort of frozen, expired Sysco creation.
Not curious about the quality of the food, just the loyalty and zealousness of the following.
INO wins hands down for a divisive cult like crowd, I've been attacked by INO zealots simply for saying:
" I think INO gives a good value but an average fast food burger, better than some, not as good as others."
That's all it takes and I will have some people come unhinged at my opinion, it's even worse if I mention a blind taste test that I was involved in and INO didn't win. . . . . .
Based on reading this board I would say In N Out. With Five Guys and and Chick Fil a right behind it
Easily In-N-Out. Folks who love it are ardent fans... folks who don't get it think those people are wasting their time on 'terrible fast food'. There's not much in between, weirdly.
I'd also put my vote to Skyline Chili in the midwest. Either you preach the gospel of Cincinnati-style chili or you think the stuff's disgusting, seems like. [disclaimer: I love it]
Skyline is almost ubiquitous. You'd think their main (chain) competitor, Goldstar, didn't exist. Outside of Cincinnati proper (and Northern Kentucky) it's Skyline or nothing.
I'm not a fan of Skyline, myself, for the main reason their hot dogs are a distant third behind the chili and cheese. Growing up among the numerous coney places in Metro Detroit, the lack of focus on the dog is a mark against them.
But folks love their Skyline.