When the craving strikes for chili, we don't always have time to shop for the ingredients in addition to busting out the crockpot for hours of simmering. Comfort food, like a big bowl of chili, usually takes time. The good news is that many of this great country's fast food places offer some damn good chili. Whether you hit the drive-thru or take a chili break inside one of these fast food chains, your craving will be satisfied. Hamburgers are delicious but it's nice to use a utensil every now and then. Put on a scarf, stare wistfully out the window and smile while enjoying some of the best fast food chili out there. Winter Is Coming.
The Top Chili To Order at the Drive-Thru
This Midwest-based fast food chain has everything you want for a cold evening; cheese curds, butterburgers, and lots of chili! George's chili is a hearty, medium-spicy chili con carne, made with simmered homestyle beef, diced tomatoes, dark red kidney beans, peppers, onion and celery, along with a secret blend of peppery spices.
Chipotle has really fresh food made to order right before your eyes. But did you know they also have a delicious vegetarian chili? Their high protein all bean veggie chili can be ordered as a side or ladled over rice with cheddar cheese and sour cream. Yum. Very filling and very fresh.
Arby's has been around since 1964 and has over 3,000 locations around the world. Buttery roast beef sandwiches and curly fries are the best sellers but did you know about their chili? Not available as a menu item at every location but if you happen to see it listed, give it a try. Dip your curly fries in it too. You're welcome.
Wendy's Chili is a fast food destination. Not skimpy on the ground beef and not too overloaded with kidney beans, Wendy's Chili is arguably the best store made chili you can find at a fast food restaurant. You can have shredded cheese and onions on top for a nominal surcharge and get those little oddly shaped sour cream packets on the side to really make it a chili experience.
With just little bit of spice added to the crumbled beef patties, you can also order Wendy's chili as chili cheese fries or a chili cheese baked potato. Not too thick yet not too soupy, this chili is perfect as protein boost when you just can't eat another grilled chicken sandwich.
Taco Bell's Chili Cheese Burrito
Taco Bell is incredibly popular but still has this unspoken guilty pleasure feeling to it. Well, add their chili to the list of the best fast food chili. Whether its stuffed into a burrito, chalupa, or plopped on top of the Nachos Bell Grande. It's cheap and good. Don't keep Taco Bell on the down low anymore. Think outside the box proudly.
Sonic's Chili-Cheese Coney
SONIC's Chili Cheese Coney is a 6-inch grilled beef hot dog smothered with warm chili and melted cheddar cheese on a warmed bun. Add diced onions and ketchup to make this a messy delight. Don't leave Sonic without trying the chili cheese Tots. Trust me, order a large.
Burger King's Chili Cheese Bites
Only available at select Burger Kings, I'd suggest you seek out these chili cheese bites. Similar to Tater Tots, these bite size nuggets have a crispy crust filled with chili, jalapenos, melted cheese, and chili sauce.