Best-perceived' fast-food or casual restaurants

Posted at 5:13 AM, Jan 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-15 05:31:24-05

(NBC NEWSCHANNEL) Consumer perception research firm Yougov Brandindex is out with 2015's results for the top-rated fast food chains and casual dining restaurants in the U-S.

Subway held on to its top spot as the best-perceived fast food brand, followed by Wendy’s, Chick-fil-A, Pizza Hut and Sonic.

In casual dining, Olive Garden held on to the top spot, thanks in part to its viral pasta promotion.

Rounding out the top five were Panera Bread, Outback Steakhouse, Applebee’s and Red Lobster.