Fast food taco chains are on the rise, with each offering their own take on the versatile format. Let's break down the top taco offerings from chains with over 50 locations to see who comes out on top.
Jack in the Box's Two Tacos for 99 cents feature a homogenous filling of beef, chicken, and soy grits plus American cheese, resulting in an oily and often soggy taco that's far from fresh or high-quality.
Chronic Tacos offers a popular vegetarian potato taco that's customizable to your liking. While lacking spice, it has a variety of options to choose from.
Taco John's Fried Chicken Taco is a popular midwestern take on the taco, though it's not the top-ranked taco on this list.
Taco Time's Fish Baja Taco is a tasty Americanized version of Baja cuisine. It features battered and fried Alaskan cod, a vegetable slaw, and a cilantro-lime white sauce, but could use more spice.
Moe's Southwest Grill is a popular fast-food chain. Fans love their signature DIY approach to tacos. Choose your protein, including some unusual choices like cucumber.
Baja Fresh's Crispy Wahoo Taco is a standout for its commitment to quality ingredients. Besides lighter options, Baja Fresh also offers a salsa bar for diners to customize their tacos.
Del Taco's Grilled Chicken Taco features marinated chicken, cheddar cheese, lettuce, and a savory secret sauce inside a soft flour tortilla. While flavorful, the lack of crunch is a drawback.
Taco Bell is the top dog of fast food tacos with over 8,200 restaurants worldwide. While the menu may be unconventional, fans can't get enough of the indulgent options.
Taco Cabana, founded in 1978 in San Antonio, is a beloved 24-hour Tex-Mex chain known for its open-air patios and frozen margaritas.
Qdoba offers minimally processed ingredients, slow-cooked meats, and fresh vegetables in its tacos. No MSG or artificial colors here.