November 05, 2022

All of the fast food chains that have come to Orlando in 2022

Orlando is no longer a morass of endless chain restaurants. The culinary scene has exploded in the last decade and change with many heavy-hitters preparing complicated and well-plated dishes for a growing contingent of foodies. (Whether or not the snoots in the James Beard Foundation notice is another matter.)

Still, there's something to be said for the familiar.  Every once in a while you want the predictable taste of a well-honed and endlessly repeated meal from a fast food restaurant. Luckily, the offerings in that realm have expanded as well.

With so many new restaurants opening seemingly every week, we figured it's time to take a look back on all the chain shops that have found themselves in Orlando (or announced that they plan to) this year.
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The Bagel Shop211 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park
This Boston-based New York-style bagel company (roll with it) opened up its first Central Florida location in Winter Park.
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The Bagel Shop

211 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park

This Boston-based New York-style bagel company (roll with it) opened up its first Central Florida location in Winter Park.
Bb.q Chicken1246 E. Colonial Drive,
407-250-4178This Korean chicken chain has thousands of locations across the globe. That now includes one in Mills 50.
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Bb.q Chicken

1246 E. Colonial Drive, 407-250-4178

This Korean chicken chain has thousands of locations across the globe. That now includes one in Mills 50.
Chick'nCone501 N. Orlando Ave., Winter Park The global chain specializing in handheld waffles stuffed with fried chicken, opened in the old George's Gourmet Cookies space.
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Chick'nCone

501 N. Orlando Ave., Winter Park The global chain specializing in handheld waffles stuffed with fried chicken, opened in the old George's Gourmet Cookies space.
Dave's Hot Chicken
557 N Alafaya Trail Suite 110
The first Florida outpost of this Nashville-style hot chicken restaurant opened at Waterford Lakes Town Center this year.
Dave's Hot Chicken

Dave's Hot Chicken

557 N Alafaya Trail Suite 110

The first Florida outpost of this Nashville-style hot chicken restaurant opened at Waterford Lakes Town Center this year.
Bojangles101 S Oregon Ave, Sanford, (407) 320-1897Bojangles returned to Central Florida with a Sanford location that broke sales records. That pent-up demand is enough proof for the Carolina chain, who are planning 15 total stores in the Orlando metro.
Bojangles

Bojangles

101 S Oregon Ave, Sanford, (407) 320-1897

Bojangles returned to Central Florida with a Sanford location that broke sales records. That pent-up demand is enough proof for the Carolina chain, who are planning 15 total stores in the Orlando metro.
CrunCheese Korean Hot Dog465 N Alafaya Trail Suite 465, (321) 477-8813
These cheesy Korean-style hotdogs landed at Orlando's Waterford Lakes Town Center.
CrunCheese

CrunCheese Korean Hot Dog

465 N Alafaya Trail Suite 465, (321) 477-8813

These cheesy Korean-style hotdogs landed at Orlando's Waterford Lakes Town Center.
Chicken Guy!818 S Orlando Ave, Winter Park, (407) 498-3880Chicken Guy! already had an Orlando-area location. It's Winter Park opening was a blessing for any of us who didn't want to head all the way out to Disney Springs, however.
Chicken Guy!

Chicken Guy!

818 S Orlando Ave, Winter Park, (407) 498-3880

Chicken Guy! already had an Orlando-area location. It's Winter Park opening was a blessing for any of us who didn't want to head all the way out to Disney Springs, however.
Fresh & Co. 7728 W. Sand Lake Road, 407-734-0000This New York-based grain bowl chain left our food critic wanting more, in every sense.
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Fresh & Co.

7728 W. Sand Lake Road, 407-734-0000

This New York-based grain bowl chain left our food critic wanting more, in every sense.
Happy Lemon11565 University Blvd, (407) 601-5033
This Taiwanese boba tea spot opened its first Orlando location on University Blvd.
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Happy Lemon

11565 University Blvd, (407) 601-5033

This Taiwanese boba tea spot opened its first Orlando location on University Blvd.
World Famous House of MacThis Miami comfort food staple opened its first location outside of South Florida in Orlando this year.
World Famous House of. Mac

World Famous House of Mac

This Miami comfort food staple opened its first location outside of South Florida in Orlando this year.