1. Kewpee, Lima
Location: 111 N. Elizabeth St., 2111 Allentown Road, 1350 Bellefontaine Ave., Lima
Phone: Elizabeth St.: 419-228-1778; Allentown Road: 419-227-9791; Bellefontaine Ave.: 419-229-1358
Hours: Elizabeth St.: 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 to 10 p.m. Sunday; Allentown Road: 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday; Bellefontaine Ave.: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday; 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Highlights: With tasty hamburgers, fries and those famous malts, it’s easy to see why Kewpee is one of the most popular fast food places around. The prices are reasonable, and the atmosphere is family friendly. The staff strives to get people in and out quickly, so nobody is late getting back from their lunch hour. Of course, customers can also go through the drive through. Though there is usually a long line, the wait goes quickly because of the fast service.
2. Happy Daz, Lima
Location: 4557 Elida Road, 1064 Bellefontaine Ave., 2025 N. West St., 802 S. Cable Road, Lima
Hours: All locations: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday
Highlights: Unlike many fast food restaurants, Happy Daz makes everyone’s order fresh right when it is ordered. That means a slightly longer wait time, but the food is worth it. Made with the freshest ingredients every day, their menu includes classics like cheeseburgers and french fries, tasty appetizers like mozzarella sticks and thickly breaded onion rings, but it also offers healthy options like wraps or salads.
3. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Lima
Location: 3292 Elida Road, Lima
Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Highlights: If you want your fast food with a little kick, Chipotle might be the place for you! It is fast food made your way. Choose between a build your own burrrito or bowl. Then choose a protein like beans or steak and add the toppings. There are tons from which to choose. They also serve tacos, quesadillas and even margaritas. Their kids menu offers many options, all for $4.50 and under.
Honorable Mentions: 5 Guys Burger and Fries, Lima; Arby’s, various locations; Wendy’s, Lima