The 8 fast-food chains with the best bathrooms in America, according to people who use them

Rawpixel.com/ShutterstockSometimes, you need to find a bathroom — and your only option is a fast-food chain.
  • Which fast-food chain has the best bathrooms in America? We asked more than 3,000 people in an attempt to find out.
  • Chick-fil-A and Starbucks are home to America’s favourite chain restaurant bathrooms.
  • Read on to see which eight fast-food chains have the best restrooms in America, according to customers.
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When you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go. And sometimes, the only place to relieve yourself is the bathroom at a fast-food chain.

In search of the best bathrooms in fast food, Business Insider asked more than 3,000 people who read our fast-food coverage to give us feedback on the best and worst chains in the US. One question we were desperate to answer: Which fast-food chain has the best bathrooms in America?

We took people’s answers and created a bathroom score, based on the percentage of people who visited a chain in the last six months and said the brand had the best bathrooms. That way, regional chains like In-N-Out and Whataburger wouldn’t miss out on winning the title of best bathroom in fast food.


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It was not fully scientific, but people’s answers helped identify a few standouts – especially as most chains ended up with very low bathroom scores. Fewer than 10% of visitors of chains including Subway, Domino’s, and Papa John’s said they believed these brands had the best bathrooms in the industry.

Here are the eight fast-food chains with the best bathrooms in America, according to customers.


8. Five Guys

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10% of people who visited Five Guys in the last six months said the chain had the best bathrooms.


7. Chipotle

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11% of people who visited Chipotle in the last six months said the chain had the best bathrooms.


6. McDonald’s

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12% of people who visited McDonald’s in the last six months said the chain had the best bathrooms.


5. Panera Bread

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22% of people who visited Panera in the last six months said the chain had the best bathrooms.


3. Culver’s (tie)

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23% of people who visited Culver’s in the last six months said the chain had the best bathrooms.


3. In-N-Out (tie)

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23% of people who visited Panera in the last six months said the chain had the best bathrooms.


2. Starbucks

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31% of people who visited McDonald’s in the last six months said the chain had the best bathrooms.


1. Chick-fil-A

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51% of people who visited McDonald’s in the last six months said the chain had the best bathrooms.

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