Virginia: Five Guys
Give us Five Guys or give us death.
That is pretty much the mantra for anyone who is within striking distance of a Five Guys. The Arlington-based chain has been voted the best burger in so many polls that it is possible that Five Guys is one of America’s greatest fast food treasures.
Speaking of, Five Guys has since gone global, which has expanded their burger reach to places that only the likes of McDonald’s and Burger King have reach, which is a pretty phenomenal feat unto itself.
Starbucks is a global phenom now, but its roots are still in Washington State.
Starbucks, like its East Coast rival Dunkin’ Donuts, is not your typical fast food place as they specialize in coffee, and with what food they offer you could get a Whopper meal with a side of a 10-piece nugget for a fraction of the cost of a Starbucks sandwich.
But Starbucks is so recognizable that its statue has loomed over the other chains that have gotten its start within the state, and now that it’s global, the world now gets to taste what Washington residents have known for a long time — this coffee is good.