Add These Favorite Regional Fast Food Chains To Your Travel Bucket List

When you’re traveling across the country, it’s too easy to stop for fast food at a place you’re familiar with (we’re talking to you, McDonald’s). But you’ll find that if you step out of your comfort zone, there are many delicious smaller restaurant franchises just waiting to be discovered.

Locals have a lot of loyalty to these regional establishments. Many have been around for generations, and they serve food that is both delicious and nostalgic. While they may be under the radar, these regional favorites are anything but under par. So, the next time you’re on a road trip, consider one of these tasty hot spots.

Whataburger Is A Texas Gem

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The Texas-based Whataburger features an all-beef patty on a five-inch hamburger bun. The chain has been around since 1950 after an entrepreneur had a vision of customers saying, “What a burger!” For many Texans, the restaurant reminds them of home, particularly when they order a Whataburger all the way, including jalapeno peppers.

It’s a place where families have gone for generations. There’s just something satisfying to parents about watching their kids enjoy the same food they ate growing up.