The Best Fast Food of 2012

Fast Food

Would you like fries (or onion rings or chicken tenders) with that?

It was an up and down year for the fast food industry. Anecdotal evidence suggested that prices rose--the $5 fast food sandwich is now commonplace--while service standards declined, but at least they eased up a bit on trying to cram healthy alternatives down our gullets. Here are some of the bright spots in an uneven year, featuring lots of chicken and more oatmeal than you might expect (which is to say, some oatmeal).