Florida Fast Food & Quick Service Restaurants

Floridians love fast food just as much as every other state. But per capita, Florida ranks 38th in the U.S. for fast food restaurants (Datafinity) which means Florida has less fast foods per person than most states. Don't let the numbers fool you. With so many quick service options popping up, food trucks trending around the state and unique restaurants, Florida has plenty to choose from. Wawa's are growing fast around the state while fast foods such as Chick-fil-A remain a Florida favorite. 

A growing popular option to drive up fast foods, are quick service restaurants with healthier choices. These are the restaurants where you order and then grab a table or take it on the go. Panera Bread and Chipotle are two popular options. 

Florida Based Restaurants
Restaurant & Fast Food Chains that started in Florida
If you haven't been to one of these native Florida Restaurants, be sure to try them!
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4 Rivers is quickly becoming a Florida favorite for a mouth watering BBQ quick service restaurant. Originating in Central Florida and now with more then 10 locations across the state, find one near you. 

There are over 200 Arby's Restaurants in Florida. With it's roast beef and hot and cold sandwich options, Arby's offers something different then any other fast food chain. 

Burger King is headquartered in Miami, Florida with restaurants around the state. 

Chick-fil-A is a Florida favorite and has locations throughout Florida. 

If you are looking for quality mexican food that is quick service and affordable with design your own burrito or bowl, Chipotle is the place. Chipotle's quick service restaurants are continuing to grow around the state and is a popular healthy choice. 

Get your caffeine pick-me-up with authentic Cuban coffee at Cuban Coffee Queen. There are two locations on the island where you can get coffee as well as breakfast foods, sandwiches, smoothies, and more.

Try authentic Cuban food like Cuban sandwiches, Ropa Vieja, Black Bean Soup, and of course sweet plantains. Located right off 17-92 in Casselberry, stop by for delicious when you're on the run too.

With over 200 locations in Florida, there's probably a Hardees near you. Hardee's boasts about it's burgers, but it has much more then burgers on todays menus. Check it out. 

Huey Magoo’s is a chicken tender restaurant started in Central Florida by two former Wingstop executives. Get affordable and family-friendly meals at locations spreading throughout Florida.

Kentucky Fried Chicken's are located around the state of Florida. Some locations are remodeling and revamping to compete in today's fast food chicken market. Search for the KFC near you. 

Opened in Jacksonville on Nov 8, 2012 with the intention of servicing the community by creating a culture and building a community with comfort food and gracious service. Maple street is expanding around Florida, if you are looking for some great homemade style breakfast foods, find one near you.

The undeniably coolest McDonald’s in Florida, and possibly the world, is located at the intersection of International Drive and Sand Lake Road in Orlando. This McDonalds is over 18,000 square feet and offers the most unique experience at a McDonalds with more food choices, including pasta, gourmet sandwiches, and coffees, huge 2 story play area that includes slides, tubes, games, arcades and more. With locations all around Florida, McDonalds is never too far away. 

Moon Light Drive In is a family owned drive-in restaurant located in Titusville Florida. Their specialties are shakes, burgers, and fries, but they also have various other foods in their menu. Critics have had nothing but positive things to say about this restaurant. 

Get your ramen and other noodle dishes with an extra serving of nerdy goodness from Naroodle Noodle Shop. It is themed after the anime, Naruto, so in addition to delicious quick service food, you will also find Naruto playing on the tvs and artwork from the show on the walls.

Follow the mouth-watering aroma wafting through the heart of Artisan Alley and you will find yourself at Neighbors Artisan Taqueria. The taco stand is located right outside the doors of Café DaVinci and is a weekend staple for downtown Deland locals to curb that midnight snack fix. Cooking up unique twists on the beloved street food, the taqueria offers both gluten-free and vegan options to pair perfectly with your favorite craft beer.

Old Town Bakery is a great place to grab a quick bite to eat in Key West. It serves various breads, pastries, and sandwiches. You'll find one of the tastiest key lime pies on the island here.

Pizza Hut is almost everywhere in Florida and with home delivery and fast pickup service, you can get great pizza at a great price. Pizza Hut also offer gluten free options, salads and desserts. 

Pollo Tropical is about as Florida as it gets when it comes to fast food quick service restaurants. Founded in Miami, Pollo Tropical is quickly becoming a popular choice for caribbean style sandwiches, bowls and meals. With locations all around the state of Florida, find one near you. 

Sandy’s Cafe is an authentic Cuban cafe that serves "the original Cuban sandwich" in Key West. It has been owned and operated by the same Cuban family for over 30 years. Get your sandwich with a Cuban coffee at the shop, or get it delivered.

One of the original Fast food Subs and sandwiches, there are tons of Subways around Florida. While competition increases with other healthy choices, Subway isn't going anywhere. If you are hungry, there is probably a Subway nearby. 

Taco Bell is making a comeback in Florida with new selections and healthier options. With over 300 locations around Florida, find the one near you. 

The Green Pineapple is a boutique and cafe that focuses on helping you master the art of living well. They sell yoga wear as well as other boutique clothing items. The cafe has healthy, organic meals and smoothies. You can also participate in yoga classes happening every day or get a treatment at their spa.

Wawa is growing like crazy in Florida and for good reason. The first Wawa opened in Orlando Florida July 18, 2012, and opened it's 100th location in Brandon just 4 years later. Open 24 hours with gas and more then just your average convenience store. Wawa offers fresh brewed and specialty coffees, sandwiches made to order, salads, and soups. Wawa is quickly becoming a go to spot for grabbing a meal. If you live in Florida and you haven't heard of or been to a Wawa, you will. 

Wendy's has over 400 locations throughout Florida. It is a favorite and offers later hours than most fast food, making it a great place to go for those late night runs. 

Whataburger has over 30 locations stretching across the northern part of Florida from Jacksonville to Pensacola. 

Featuring Fresh Made Mediterranean food, Zoës is quickly becoming a popular Quick Service restaurant around the state of Florida.