Thrillist-The Fasties Award Show

Have you ever loved a fast food chain’s sandwich, burger, fries, tenders, dessert or even their sauce so freakin’ much that you debated with friends over which is best? Well spread the word because your fav may have just won on THRILLIST’S FIRST EVER FOODIE AWARD SHOW, “THE FASTIES”! Thrillist, the best online media website covering food and drink, introduced their first ever fast food award show honoring a variety of fast food chains and professionals that made their mark in the fast food industry. Thrillist picked 16 categories to celebrate, nominating favorite chains, favorite dishes, and fast food trends of the year on February 11th, 2020 in New York City at SubCulture, 45 Bleeker Street. THE FASTIES will air on and YouTube on February 19, 2020.

Thrillist Fasties Awards Show
Thrillist Fasties Awards Show

Thrillist’s, Send Foodz, star Tim DeLaghetto and YouTube sensation David So hosted a full evening of fast food, humor and accolades for all to enjoy on and YouTube, February 19, 2020. Dynamic duo, Tim and David has a combined following of 5 million subscribers on YouTube, made THE FASTIES award show an unforgettable evening with some of the funniest fast food jokes you could ever imagine.

Thrillist Fasties Awards Show
Thrillist Fasties Awards Show

The red carpet was packed with original designs of chicken nugget accessories, McDonalds home-made happy meal purses and personally designed hats made out of french fries. On the red carpet, Culver’s Chef, Quinn Adkins shared his passion for food and his gratitude for being nominated in a few categories. Arby’s, Carl’s Jr and White Castle’s, William Seaquist, winner of the Best Plant-Based Burger – the White Castle Impossible Slider, were all in attendance. The infamous Miki Sudo, American competitive eater and Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest winner in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 had an opportunity to once again show off her incredible eating skills by finishing off 2 pizzas, 2 pasta dinners, 1 order of chicken wings, 4 desserts and 14 sandwiches. WOW! Tune in to or YouTube, February 19, 2020 to watch THE FASTIES. Photos credit of @thrillist .

Thrillist Fasties Awards Show
Thrillist Fasties Awards Show
Thrillist Fasties Awards Show
Thrillist Fasties Awards Show
Thrillist Fasties Awards Show
Thrillist Fasties Awards Show
Thrillist Fasties Awards Show
Thrillist Fasties Awards Show

Please find 2020 Fasties winners here:

Best Fried Chicken Sandwich
Popeyes – Chicken Sandwich (winner)
Chick-fil-A – Chicken Sandwich
McDonald’s – Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Sandwich
Carl’s Jr. – Big Fillet Chicken Sandwich
KFC – Crispy Colonel Sandwich

Best Burger
Culver’s – ButterBurger Cheese (winner)
In-N-Out Burger – Double Double
McDonald’s – Quarter Pounder With Cheese
Whataburger – Double Meat Whataburger
Wendy’s – Dave’s Double

Best Plant-Based Burgers
White Castle – Impossible Slider (winner)
Carl’s Jr. – Beyond BBQ Star
Carl’s Jr. – Beyond Famous Star With Cheese
A&W – Beyond Burger
Burger King – Impossible Whopper

Best Fries
Arby’s – Curly Fries (winner)
McDonald’s – Fries
Chick-fil-A – Waffle Potato Fries
Taco Bell – Nacho Fries
Checkers/Rally’s – Famous Seasoned Fries

Best Taco
Del Taco – The Del Taco (winner)
Taco Bell – Crunchy Taco
El Pollo Loco – Chicken Taco Al Carbon
Jack in the Box – Taco
Taco John’s – Crispy Taco

Best Dessert
Yoshinoya – Cheesecake (winner)
Taco Bell – Cinnamon Sticks
Wendy’s – Frosty
Culver’s – Vanilla Custard
Jollibee – Peach Mango Pie

Best Chicken Tenders
Raising Cane’s – Chicken Fingers (winner)
Popeyes – Tenders
Culver’s – Original Chicken Tenders
Chick-fil-A – Chick-n-Strips
Long John Silver’s – Chicken Tenders

Best Breakfast Sandwich
Chick-fil-A – Chicken Biscuit (winner)
Taco Bell – Breakfast Crunchwrap with Bacon
McDonald’s – Bacon, Egg, and Cheese McGriddle
Subway – Bacon, Egg, and Cheese
Wendy’s – Breakfast Baconator

Best Coffee
Culver’s (winner)
Jack in the Box

Best Sauce
Culver’s – Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese Sauce (winner)
Chick-fil-A – Chick-fil-A Sauce
Raising Cane’s – Cane’s Sauce
McDonald’s – Honey Mustard
Whataburger – Spicy Ketchup

Best New Menu Item of the Year
Popeyes – Chicken Sandwich (winner)
Burger King – Impossible Whopper
KFC – Kentucky Fried Wings
Taco Bell – Black Bean Crunchwrap Supreme
Chick-fil-A – Mac & Cheese

Regional Chain of the Year
Culver’s (winner)
Del Taco

Chain of the Year
Popeyes (winner)
Burger King
White Castle

Menu Item of the Decade
Taco Bell – Doritos Locos Taco (winner)
KFC – Double Down
White Castle – Impossible Slider
McDonald’s – Szechuan Sauce
Popeyes – Chicken Sandwich

Lifetime Achievement Award
Ketchup (winner)
No other nominees

Most Valuable Pickle (MVP)
Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Pickle (winner)
No other nominees

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