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America loves Taco Bell, Kohl's and this pizza chain the most says new consumer survey

Doreen Christensen
Contact ReporterSouth Florida Sun Sentinel

Americans voted on their favorite brands and Taco Bell, Kohl's and Chick-fil-A came out tops in a new consumer survey.

Yep, Taco Bell is America's favorite Mexican restaurant according to the 2018 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study which surveyed 77,000 consumers. Respondents reviewed 3,000 brands across more than 300 categories, ranking familiarity, quality and purchase consideration.

Here are the highlights of the best retailers and restaurants:

Retailers
Department store: Kohl's
Off price retailer: TJ Maxx
Hardware and home store: The Home Depot
Sporting goods store: Dick's Sporting Goods

Restaurants
Burger restaurant: Five Guys Burgers & Fries
Chicken restaurant: Chick-fil-A
Pizza chain: Blaze Pizza
Mexican restaurant: Taco Bell
Casual dining restaurant: Cheesecake Factory/Texas Roadhouse (tie)
Coffee shop: Krispy Kreme
Ice cream and FroYo shop: Ben & Jerry's
Sandwich shop: Panera/Subway (tie)

Survey results showed Honda was the top car, the Apple iPad was the favorite tablet, Barclay's was the favorite online bank and Coconut Creek-based Food For the Poor was the top nonprofit for International Aid.

Click here to see the full survey. 

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