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Hey there, food lovers! We know Canada’s got some mouth-watering dishes and a vibrant food scene, but did you know they also boast an all-time favourite list of fast foods? 

That’s right! From coast to coast, we’ve got an enticing smorgasbord of glorious gut-busters and delectable quick eats that’ll have you salivating faster than you can say “poutine.”

Without further ado, here’s our list of the top fast foods in Canada that’ll make your taste buds do a happy dance. So read on, fellow foodies, and get ready to dig into the yummiest Canadian fast food gems!

Tim Hortons


Contact details: +1-800-661-2278 

Hey, let’s break down why we Canadians love some Tim Hortons, shall we? This homegrown fast food joint’s roots go way back to 1964, and it’s been warming our hearts (and stomachs) ever since.

It’s ridiculously popular—it’s got over 4,000 outlets just in Canada! Not only does this place serve up delicious coffee and donuts, but it’s also a poster child for Canadian identity, eh?

The people’s love for hockey (Tim Horton was a pro player, if you didn’t know) and wholesome food quite literally made this brand. It dominates breakfast fast food with its nutritious meat options and hearty bagels and wraps.

Don’t even get me started on their iconic ‘double doubles’ and Timbits—bite-sized morsels of joy, I’m telling you!

Local tip: Try their Iced Capp on a Canadian summer afternoon. Believe me, it’s life-transforming.



Contact details: +1-888-424-4622

Now, McDonald’s is the titan of fast food globally, and Canada isn’t an exception! You’ve got to love this place; it’s been serving Canadians since 1967, with over 1,400 outlets sprawled across our beautiful country.

What makes the Canadian McDonald’s stand out is how they’ve taken a step towards healthy eating. Trans fat? Gone. Artificial colours? Zero.

And let’s not forget their iconic products. The Big Mac, arguably the most recognizable sandwich in the world; McGriddles at breakfast; oh, and their apple pies? Heavenly!

Local tip: Check out the McLobster if you find yourself in Atlantic Canada during lobster season. It’s worth it!



Contact details: +1-800-888-4848

If customization is your game, the subway is your playground. Want a sassy Subway melt on flatbread or a veggie delight on honey oats? You got it!

Subway in Canada has more than 3,200 outlets, serving fresh and healthy fast food. They allow you to create your very own sandwich masterpiece, and to me, that’s what makes it the best.

Their sandwiches are packed with fresh veggies, flavorful meats, and sauces. And cookies, oh the heavenly cookies! I’ve got to give a shout-out to those.

Local tip: Try the mighty chicken Caesar wrap; it might just become your new favourite!



Contact details: +1-800-782-7282

Starbucks, as we all know, is more than just coffee—it’s a lifestyle brand! Currently, it’s got over 1,400 outlets serving finely brewed coffee in a chill ambiance.

It really brought specialty coffee into the mainstream. deliciously rich drinks like Frappuccinos, Macchiatos, and more. You name it, Starbucks brews it!

Not a coffee fan? No problem, as they’ve also got teas, refreshers, and pastries that are equally alluring.

Starbucks also caters to the health-conscious with their ‘Light’ and ‘Skinny’ versions.

Local tip: Try their maple macchiato. That’s as Canadian as it gets!



Contact details: +1-800-859-2822

You know, A&W is the birthplace of the famous A&W root beer, which we all chug down like water these days. Founded back in the day (1956, to be exact), it’s etched its name pretty deep into the Canadian fast-food scene.

With over 950 outlets nationwide, this joint’s always got your back when you’re craving a quick bite. They’ve got all the comfort food your heart desires, with a signature Canadian touch.

You’ve got your deliciously juicy burgers made from Canadian beef and those irresistible crispy fries that go just perfectly with their root beer (duh!). They’re also the first North American food chain to eliminate antibiotics from its poultry.

Ever heard of a Beyond Meat burger at a fast-food chain? No? Well, head over to A&W to give it a try!

Local tip: Get your hands on the Teen Burger: Canadian beef, mouth-watering bacon, and a secret sauce that goes straight to the soul.



Contact details: +1-888-624-8140

The quirky square patties of Wendy’s made their entry into Canada in 1975 and gave a new spin to the fast-food scene here. With around 370 outlets now, you’re never too far from some Wendy goodness.

It offers a refreshing twist on classic fast food with their square, fresh-not-frozen beef patties, sea-salt fries, and Frostys. Pretty neat, eh? Wendy’s gives top value for your bucks too!

Their ‘4 for $4’ deal is insane! They also stay head-to-head with current trends, offering vegetarian-friendly options with their ‘Plantiful Burger’.

Local tip: Try to make it a combo and throw in a frosty with fries to dip.



Contact details: +1-866-364-0862

The heavenly aroma of Colonel Sanders’ secret recipe has been wafting through Canadian streets since 1953. What really got us hooked, though, was KFC’s rebrand to focus on “real” cooking and “real” taste.

What sets KFC apart from other fast-food chains is their classic comfort food feel. From their mashed potatoes to their chicken sandwiches, everything has a homey vibe.

Plus, with their drive toward transparency in food sourcing and quality, they’ve nailed the art of fried chicken and fast food.

Local tip: Pair your chicken with their secret recipe fries. Your taste buds will thank you, eh?

Pizza Hut


Contact details: +1-866-364-0825

Representing the best of Italian fast food in Canada since 1968, Pizza Hut now has a network of over 300 outlets. And boy, do they pack a punch!

Their signature red-roofed huts are just the start of an amazing fast-food pizza journey. Not to mention, their sides (hello, garlic bread and wings!) complete the perfect pizza meal.

Plus, they also offer gluten-free and vegetarian options, keeping everyone’s dietary preferences in mind.

Local tip: Go for the Cheesy Bites Pizza with the Canadian toppings; just trust me on this one, okay?

Taco Bell


Contact details: +1-866-364-0846

Ever since the first Canadian franchise opened in 1981, Taco Bell has been serving up fun, flavorful Mexican-inspired fast food in the Great White North. Boasting more than 170 locations countrywide, you’re never far from a taste of the fiesta!

The vast array of choices, from classic tacos and burritos to wild creations like the Crunchwrap Supreme and Doritos Locos Tacos, sets Taco Bell apart from your everyday fast-food experience. And we can’t forget about the value!

Taco Bell’s wallet-friendly options mean you can feed the whole family without breaking the bank. It doesn’t hurt that they’re always innovating and expanding their menu to incorporate exciting new items, or that they offer vegetarian options too.

Local tip: Get the Cheetos Crunchwrap Slider for a true Canadian exclusive—these things are ridiculously addictive, eh?

Burger King


Contact details: +1-866-394-2493

Hailing straight from the United States, Burger King has been creating flame-grilled goodness in Canada since 1969. With more than 300 outlets across the country, no Canadian has to go too long without a flame-grilled fix.

Their smoky, flame-grilled taste, coupled with the perfect balance of toppings and condiments, can turn any ordinary meal experience into a royal affair. And it’s not just the Whopper.

Burger King’s got a whole line-up of mouth-watering, juicy burgers to suit every taste bud. Plus, the tempting menu of sides, from crispy onion rings to gooey mozzarella sticks, makes it even tougher to resist a trip to the BK.

Their willingness to try out new menu items (like the plant-based Impossible Whopper) keeps Canadians coming back for more.

Local tip: Try the poutine—Burger King does a surprisingly good job of repping this Canadian classic!
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