Another interesting tidbit from the survey: Dunkin' Donuts came in right behind Starbucks in the quick-refreshment category. Dunkin' Brands (they own Baskin-Robbins, too) just gave the top two communications people in the corporation their own personal dunking Friday.
Other notes from the Zagat survey:
- Subway beat out all the major burger chains: Wendy's, McD's and Burger King, as well as Taco Bell.
- Panera was voted best salad. It's soups are top-notch, too, but they didn't have a soup category.
- P.F. Chang's China Bistro came in as the most-popular full-service chain, followed by Cheesecake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen, Outback Steakhouse and Carrabba's Italian Grill.
- McDonald's is still perceived as the best value in the country.