Speaking of fast food, a new Zagat survey recently revealed the names of “America’s best and most popular chains,” according to a September 7, 2011,Los Angeles Times article.

The winners of the survey were Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Subway, Panera, Starbucks and McDonald’s. The “2011 Fast Food Survey” received 6,000 responses; Five Guys won Best Burger and Most Popular Large Fast Food Chain.

McDonald’s took other honors—namely, Best Fast Food Value, Best Value Menu, Best Fries, Best Breakfast Sandwiches, Best Drive-Thru, Top Facilities (mega chains) and Most Child Friendly.

Subway was first in the Most Popular Mega-Chain category, and Starbucks topped the Most Popular Quick-Refreshment Chain and Best Coffee lists. Best Salads and Top Facilities (large chains) kudos went to Panera.

A few full-service chains also made the list, notably Red Robin, Cheesecake Factory, Outback Steakhouse, IHOP and Chuck E. Cheese’s. The full survey is available at zagat.com.pf