03/13/2014 07:00 am ET

A Definitive Ranking Of Fast Food Menu Items (PHOTOS)

From gut-wrenchingly bad to kind of delicious.

When we asked you guys which fast food chain makes the best burger, we were kind of surprised by how many of you had something to say. We were happy that everyone agreed on Five Guys' total awesomeness (they slammed cult-favorite In-N-Out), but here's what we really took away from that experience: as much as people dog fast food for being gross, deep down a lot of us really love it. It's our guilty pleasure. And it's not just about the burgers, either.

Naturally, we decided that meant it was time to do a definitive ranking of all the best fast food menu items. Because, why wouldn't we? We decided, for the sake of fairness, to keep it to national chains -- unless it really couldn't be helped. We also made the choice to keep out chains that try to be healthy -- like Chipotle and Subway -- because that's a whole different category. With those parameters in place, this is how the best (and not so great) fast food items ranked, in order from questionably good to down-right kick-a**.

Please note: If you are a health food fanatic or just snub your nose at fast food in general, this list is clearly not for you. But if you enjoy your occasional Big Mac or Frosty, read on. Also, keep in mind that this list is the opinion of this sole editor and not The Huffington Post as a whole. If you don't approve of the list presented below, we dare you to make your own in the comments below. We double dog dare you.

  • 22 McDonald's McRib
  • 21 Jack In The Box Monster Taco
    Jack In The Box
  • 20 Hardee's Monster Biscuit
  • 19 McDonald's Fries
  • 18 Culver's ButterBurger
  • 17 Burger King's Bacon, Egg & Cheese CROISSAN'WICH
    Burger King
  • 16 McDonald's Big Mac
  • 15 Wendy's Baconator
  • 14 McDonald's Snack Wrap
  • 13 Wendy's Baked Potato
  • 12 McDonald's Sundae
  • 11 Checker's Seasoned Fries
  • 10 Wendy's Chicken Nuggets
  • 9 White Castle Slider
    White Castle
  • 8 Burger King Whopper
    Burger King
  • 7 Taco Bell's Chalupa
    Taco Bell
  • 6 Wendy's Frosty
  • 5 McDonald's Sausage Egg McMuffin
  • 4 Burger King's Original Chicken Sandwich
    Burger King
  • 3 In-N-Out Burger's Animal Style Burger
  • 2 Taco Bell's Doritos Locos Tacos
    Taco Bell
  • 1 Five Guys Cheeseburger
    Flickr: casschin

Want to read more from HuffPost Taste? Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Tumblr.



9 Burgers Premiering At Burger Week