And the first place winner has multiple locations right here in Eastern Iowa!

According to a new study of over 140 dining brands, Panera Bread is the #1 fast food place for customer loyalty. Over the past year, researchers tracked the percentage of people who would recommend a brand, and subtracted the percentage of people who would recommend AVOIDING that brand. Panera Bread ended up with a score of 58.8%, which topped not only fast-food chains, but dining chains, as well. The top 5 include:

  1. Panera Bread - 58.8%
  2. Culver’s - 55.2%
  3. In-N-Out - 52.4%
  4. Chick-Fil-A - 51.6%
  5. Five Guys - 50.5% (they're coming to Cedar Rapids soon)

Lucky for us, three of those companies have locations in Eastern Iowa, with Five Guys on the way soon!