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Orlando, known globally for its theme parks and vibrant entertainment scene, also boasts a diverse fast-food landscape. Whether you're taking a break from the roller coasters or just craving a quick meal, the city offers a mix of familiar chains and local gems. Dive into our guide to find the best fast food in Orlando.

The Classics: National Fast-Food Chains in Orlando

  • McDonald's: With multiple locations across the city, Mikey D's is a convenient go-to for diners seeking familiar flavors and speedy service. From the addictive crunch of its fries to the unmistakable taste of a Big Mac, many people have fond and nostalgic memories associated with the McDonald's golden arches. 

  • Burger King: Known for its flame-grilled Whopper, BK is a favorite among burger enthusiasts. The brand's emphasis on individuality, underscored by its "Have It Your Way" slogan, ensures that everyone — from the pickiest of eaters to those seeking a quick and filling meal — can find something to enjoy. 

  • KFC: For those craving fried chicken, KFC has several outlets in Orlando. Synonymous with finger-lickin' good chicken, KFC holds a special place in the hearts of many families. From gravy-smothered mashed potatoes to its buttery biscuits and coleslaw, KFC's menu is surprisingly versatile. While you're at it, check out our ranking of KFC's side dishes.

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Orlando's Unique Fast-Food Finds:

1. Tako Cheena

  • Address: 948 N. Mills Ave. | 4241 N. John Young Pkwy
  • Phone: 407-757-0626 | 407-757-0961
  • Hours: Sunday — Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Thursday: 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.; Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 a.m. | Tuesday — Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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A local favorite, this spot offers a fusion of Asian and Latin flavors in a fast-food format. Offering dishes like the Thai peanut chicken "tako," Indian yellow curry burrito, and Korean-style hot dogs, Tako Cheena aims to introduce locals and visitors to exciting new tastes and flavor combinations. Tako Cheena has two locations in the city. 

2. Black Bean Deli

  • Address: 1835 E. Colonial Dr.
  • Phone: 407-203-0922
  • Hours: Monday — Saturday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Serving up Cuban classics quickly, Black Bean Deli is a must-visit for sandwich lovers. You can expect to find all the usual favorites: café con leche served with toast, empanadas, fried yuca, ham fritters, Cuban sandwiches, pastelitos, and more. Black Bean Deli also has a fully stocked bar offering wine, beer, and cocktails. 

3. Hot Dog Heaven

  • Address: 5355 E. Colonial Dr.
  • Phone: 407-282-5746
  • Hours: Tuesday — Saturday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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As the name suggests, this Orlando gem specializes in a variety of hot dogs with unique toppings. Serving authentic Chicago-style hot dogs using Vienna beef products, it ships its products directly from Chicago to ensure genuine flavor and quality. Its hot dogs are made from 100% pure beef without the use of artificial ingredients. 

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Orlando’s Healthy Fast-Food Options

1. Freshii

  • Address: 7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd.
  • Phone: 407-203-8856
  • Hours: Daily: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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Offering bowls, salads, wraps, and more, Freshii is a top choice for a nutritious, fast meal. Standout menu items include the green eggs and kale salad, spicy lemongrass soup, and coconut chia pudding. Freshii also offers kids meals, smoothies, green juices, and healthy snacks like cocoa and peanut butter "energii" bites.

2. Fresh Kitchen

  • Address: 851 N. Alafaya
  • Phone: 407-866-2219
  • Hours: Monday — Saturday: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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This vegan fast-food chain doesn't skimp on flavor or variety. Offering keto, vegan, and gluten-free meals, Fresh Kitchen offers a variety of customizable bowls, cold-pressed juices, and healthy treats. The eatery's philosophy revolves around farm-to-table freshness to ensure its dishes are made with the highest quality ingredients and cooked only in olive oil. 

3. Greenbeat

  • Address: 486 N. Orange Ave. #4
  • Phone: 407-730-6416
  • Hours: Monday — Friday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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A local establishment known for its customizable salads and bowls, Greenbeat partners with local farms, suppliers, and artisans to craft health-conscious dishes that are flavorful, accessible, and affordable. Standout dishes include the mojito shrimp bowl, Thai veggie delight, and herbs and ahi tuna bowl. Greenbeat also offers green juices, kombucha, and yerba mate beverages. 

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Late-Night Cravings: 24/7 Fast-Food Spots in Orlando

  • Steak 'n Shake: Famous for its steakburgers and hand-spun milkshakes, the chain is open round the clock for those late-night hunger pangs. Combining the essence of classic American diners with the convenience of fast-food establishments, Steak 'n Shake's black-and-white themed decor offers a unique blend of nostalgia and modern-day fast-food efficiency. 

  • Taco Bell: With some locations operating 24/7, Taco Bell is a favorite for night owls craving a quick taco or burrito. Known for pushing the boundaries of fast food, the chain is no stranger to creative and fun food concoctions like its Nacho Fries, Cheesarito, and Doritos Locos Tacos made from Dorito chips. 

  • IHOP: While known for breakfast, IHOP's diverse menu caters to all late-night cravings. Celebrated for its pancakes, omelettes, and varied breakfast dishes, IHOP offers a cozy dining experience reminiscent of a family kitchen. But beyond pancakes, IHOP also offers a happy hour with breakfast, lunch, and dinner options that cater to a wide array of tastes and preferences. 

Fast Food Near Orlando's Top Attractions

  • Five Guys (near Universal Studios): A popular burger joint, Five Guys is perfect for a quick bite after a day at the park. Featuring an open kitchen design, patrons can watch as their burgers and fries are prepared and cooked with fresh ingredients — capturing the essence of a classic American burger joint.

  • Chick-fil-A (near SeaWorld): Known for its delectable chicken sandwiches, Chick-fil-A is a convenient stop for those visiting SeaWorld. Paired with its commitment to exceptional customer service and community outreach, the Atlanta-based company's "Eat Mor Chikin" campaign has cultivated a fiercely loyal customer base that spans generations.

  • Wendy's (near Disney World): Offering a range of burgers, salads, soft serve, and more, Wendy's is a quick and easy option for Disney visitors. Known for its popular menu items like the 4 for $4 and BOGO $1 deals, Wendy's has built a reputation for fun and easy fast-food dining. Definitely try dipping your fries in a Frosty while you're there. 

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Orlando's Fast-Food Culture

1. Beth's Burger Bar

  • Address: 9938 Universal Blvd. #120
  • Phone: 407-203-8100
  • Hours:Daily: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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An Orlando staple, Beth's Burger Bar offers a variety of gourmet burgers in a fast-food setting. Starting with founder Beth's vision of creating a build-your-own burger eatery, Beth's establishment also offers a vast selection of domestic and imported beers, wines, and canned cocktails in a playful and whimsical ambiance. For those with a sweet tooth, the eatery offers many dessert items including funnel cake fries, ice cream sandwiches, cake pops, and more. 

2. Junior Colombian Burger

A testament to Orlando's diverse culture, this spot serves Colombian-style burgers and hot dogs. Boasting several locations across the city, this chain offers beef burgers made using pure Angus beef and other fresh ingredients. Standout menu items include its "hangover fries," empanadas, beef skewers, and Chicago-style hot dogs. For those who prefer a healthier option, the chain also offers a lettuce-wrapped burger as an alternative to bread. 

3. PDQ

Standing for "People Dedicated to Quality," this ubiquitous chain — with roots in Florida — offers fresh chicken dishes and is a testament to Orlando's evolving fast-food scene. With seven locations in the city, PDQ features all things chicken, from nuggets and tenders to sandwiches and salads. The chain also offers hand-spun milkshakes, an array of house-made sauces, and sides such as parmesan broccoli, mac and cheese, cookies, and more. 

The Bottom Line

Orlando's fast-food scene is as diverse and vibrant as the city itself. Whether you're in the mood for a classic burger, a local delicacy, or a healthy alternative, Orlando has a fast-food joint that's sure to hit the spot. So the next time you're in the city, make sure to explore its fast-food offerings and discover a new favorite.


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