Last week, we asked our listeners/readers/Facebookers what fast food chain should come to Quincy next. I don’t know why we did that. I guess I was really hungry at the time. Anyway, the results are in!

More than 3,000 votes were cast in this incredibly unscientific poll, but as a few of you guys opted to game the system and vote more than once (SHAME ON YOU!), I had to dig a little deeper. So to the guy who voted “White Castle” 217 times, we thank you for your slider enthusiasm—but unfortunately it was an immense waste of time.

Once all the duplicates were tossed, we ended up with just over 1,700 votes. I’ve listed the top ten results below.

So take note, aspiring franchisees. The people of Quincy have spoken. Here’s what we want:

  • 10

    Taco John's

    4% of votes
    Taco John's via Youtube

    Closest Location: Burlington, Iowa (71 miles away)

  • 9

    Jack In The Box

    4% of votes
    Al Lusby via Youtube

    Closest Location: Troy, Missouri (82 miles away)

  • 8

    White Castle

    5% of votes
    Jack Gower via Youtube

    Closest location: Wentzville, Missouri (97 miles away)

    Although you can buy the famous sliders frozen at most of the local grocery stores. But it's definitely not the same.

  • 7


    5% of votes
    Portillo's via Youtube

    Closest Location: Joliet, Illinois (273 miles away)

    Although they just announced that they are opening a location in Normal (183 miles away) and will be looking at expanding further south. Proposed locations include Champaign and Springfield. Maybe Quincy one day?

  • 6


    7% of votes
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    Closest Location: Columbia, Missouri (84 miles away)

  • 5

    In & Out Burger

    7% of votes
    Geobeats via Youtube

    Closest Location: Orem, Utah (1,239 miles away)

    Yeah, this one ain't happening. Sorry.

  • 4

    Popeye's Chicken

    7% of votes
    Ghost Heart via Youtube

    Closest Location: Foristell, Missouri (81 miles away)

  • 3

    Sonic Drive-In

    Sonic via Youtube

    Closest Location: Hannibal, Missouri (15 miles away)

    Please come back to Quincy. I know we done you wrong before, but we've changed. We still love you, Sonic!

  • 2

    Five Guys Burger & Fries

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    Closest Location: Columbia, Missouri (84 miles away)

    If it's good enough for the President, it is good enough for Quincy!

  • 1


    29% of votes
    Getty Images (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Closest Location: Wentzville, Missouri (97 miles away)

    The people have spoken! Bring a Chick-Fil-A to Quincy!