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A Chick-fil-A restaurant sign is seen from a drive-thru on July 05, 2022 in Houston, Texas. According to an annual survey produced by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), Chick-fil-A has maintained its position as America's favorite restaurant for the eighth straight year in a row. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

The COVID-19 pandemic brought many permanent changes to our lives, especially when it comes to our dining out habits. The NPD Group tracks American restaurant industry trends. They say that between February 2020 through February 2022, delivery orders increased 116% and drive-thru orders were up 20%.

Drive-thru orders are increasingly becoming the new normal for fast food chains. According to Nation’s Restaurant News, Chick-fil-A, Jimmy John’s, Checkers and Rally’s are all focusing more on that part of their business. Some Chick-fil-A locations already allow customers to skip the main drive-thru when using their app in new express lanes. Other companies are following suit.

We told you about Taco Bell’s high-tech “Go Mobile” concept, which debuted in Minnesota in June of 2022. It’s called Taco Bell Defy and the goal is to serve drive-thru customers in two minute or less. Mashed reports additional chains with big drive-thru ideas include Shake Shack, Chipotle, and Sweetgreen. If these trends continue, don’t be surprised if the future of fast food is a drive-thru only experience.

This is the Best Mexican Fast Food Chain in North Carolina

According to you, this is the best Mexican fast-food restaurant in North Carolina. Is it yours? Grab your queso and chips to find out.

May 5th is going to be a big day for Mexican food joints. What’s the reason? Because it is Cinco de Mayo! If you love quick Mexican food then this article is for you. According to TOP Agency’s latest report, there are certain Mexican fast-food chains that get the most foot traffic. This study was done by analyzing GPS data to track visits to taco restaurant chains and surveying Americans.

Chipotle Mexican Grill won the popularity contest ranking #1 across 14 states based on a combination of GPS tracking data and a survey of 1000 Americans conducted by TOP Agency! Qdoba Mexican Eats was the most popular fast food joint in seven states, followed by Taco Bell in 10 states.

What did North Carolina get? Scroll down below to see the best Mexican Fast Food in our state. We also included some nearby state favorites as well. My personal favorite isn’t a chain restaurant. To think of it, I don’t think I have a favorite Mexican food chain. Spicy isn’t my thing.

  • Alabama

    Alabama Mexican Resturants

  • Florida

    Florida Mexican Resturants

  • Georgia


  • Kentucky

    Kentucky MR

  • Maryland

    Maryland MR

  • Louisiana 

    Louisiana  MR

  • Mississippi

    Mississippi MR

  • North Carolina

    North Carolina MR

  • Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania MR

  • South Carolina

    South Carolina MR

  • Tennessee


  • Virginia

    Virginia MR