Do Michiganders agree with America as a whole when it comes to the least trusted restaurant chain in America?

When it comes to restaurant choices, Michigan has no shortages. From the local mom and pops, to the local chains, to the big chains, bucket list stops, and everyday staples; the Mitten State has it all.

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But let's be real here... amongst a sea of culinary choices, there are going to be some that are way better than others. And when you're hungry and in need of something you can trust is going to be good and worth what you pay, a restaurant chain is where you might turn. But let's remember, not all restaurant chains are created equal.

The Most Trusted Restaurant Chains in America

To know which ones to frequent and perhaps which ones to avoid, Clarify Capital set out to answer the question, "where do Americans put their trust?" when it comes to restaurant chains.

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If you're looking for the MOST trustworthy brand, look no further than Pizza Hut.

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The Least Trusted Restaurant Chain in America

But if you're looking to avoid the least trusted, you may want steer clear of Panera Bread. Of the people polled for the study Clarify Capital did, only 20% of Americans trust Panera Bread as a brand. As to a reason why, Clarify Capital didn't specify.

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However, it doesn't seem like Panera Bread can't be all that untrustworthy; did you know that there are 83 Panera Bread locations in Michigan? The most locations can be found in Ann Arbor (6), Lansing (4), Grand Rapids (3), Livonia (3), Rochester Hills (3), and Troy (3).

The Most Popular Fast Food Restaurants in Michigan

What are the most popular fast-food restaurants here in Michigan? If you're automatically assuming that the chain with the Golden Arches has the most locations, you're in for a shock.

As you take a look at the pics below, see if you can figure out which location we've featured. All pictures are from the greater Flint area, and we've left in just enough background for you to be able to make an educated guess.

The answers are below.

By the way, the ranking is based on the restaurants with the most locations in The Mitten, based on data from the Friendly City Lab at Georgia Tech. Their numbers are based on data compiled in 2021, so some numbers may have fluctuated since then.

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