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If you're looking to avoid the worst fast-food chain in the U.S., Minnesota is a good place to be seeing as there's only one location left.

If you're looking to grab some fast food, you have a lot of choices both here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes and across the country. In fact, according to industry site, IBISWorld, an incredible 200,859 fast-food restaurants were operating in the U.S. in 2023, up slightly under one percent from 2022.

But not all fast-food chains are created equal, right? Some are definitely better than others. But which chain does the worst job? That's the question this Yahoo Finance story set out to answer. And the chain they say is the worst in the country has only one location here in the North Star State.

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So how did Yahoo Finance determine just which fast-food chain is the worst? "We went through multiple Reddit threads and used search terms like 'worst fast-food in the US,' 'worst fast-food chains in America,' and 'America’s worst fast-food restaurants' to find relevant threads," the story said.

So which fast-food chain is the worst in the U.S.? That honor would go to the seafood chain, Long John Silver's.

A Long John Silver's location in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Google Street View)
A Long John Silver's location in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Google Street View)
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According to Yahoo Finance, it's ranked at the bottom due to several factors:

A huge number of Redditors pointed out problems with food quality at Long John Silver’s. Several Redditors labeled the chain as simply awful.

If you're looking to avoid eating at Long John Silver's, the Gopher State is a good place to be, because according to their corporate website, the only Long John Silver's location that's still operating in Minnesota is located in the Mall of America in Bloomington.

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If you're looking to try it for yourself, you'll need to head south. Because while it doesn't appear there are any locations in Wisconsin, eight different Long John Silver restaurants are currently operating in Iowa, with 23 located in Missouri.

On the other end of the spectrum, however, what are the most popular restaurant chains in the country today? Keep scrolling to take a look-- and see how many you agree with!

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