Americans are busier than ever – longer hours, less vacation time and later retirement. Time is a valuable asset, so 10Best set out to find the country's top time-savers, from fast food and fast casual restaurants to meal delivery services and subscription boxes. We asked our readers to vote for their favorites in five categories, and the results are in.
Click on each category below to see the full list of winners:
Best Fast Casual Restaurant: QDOBA Mexican Eats
Winning chain known for its flame-grilled Mexican favorites — Photo courtesy of QDOBA Mexican Eats
Just about everything on the menu at QDOBA, from the guacamole to the flame-grilled vegetables, is made fresh each day. Diners build their own Mexican masterpieces in the form of tacos, burritos, grilled quesadillas or burrito bowls.
Best Food Subscription Box: Shaker & Spoon Cocktail Club
Add your favorite spirit and you'll feel like a master mixologist — Photo courtesy of Shaker & Spoon Cocktail Club
Shaker & Spoon is like a master mixology class right in your kitchen. Each box features three cocktail recipes crafted by professional mixologists, as well as everything you need for 12 cocktails (four from each recipe) besides the alcohol itself.
Best Meal Delivery Service: HelloFresh
HelloFresh wins with its variety of easy-to-follow recipes — Photo courtesy of HelloFresh
HelloFresh boxes come with easy-to-follow recipes and ingredients sourced directly from farms and producers, all packed in meal kits that slide right into the fridge. This company wins with variety – a combination of 20-minute meals, global eats, one-pot wonders, kid-approved meals and gourmet options.
Best Regional Fast Food: Habit Burger
This winning California chain is known for its smoky Charburgers — Photo courtesy of Habit Burger
Habit Burger was born in Santa Barbara, California in 1969. Today, hungry diners can pick up a a smoky Charburger at locations throughout California and 11 other states.
Best Subscription Box: FabFitFun
FabFitFun boxes are full of wellness goodies each season — Photo courtesy of FabFitFun
FabFitFun members get a seasonal box of eight to 10 full-sized products valued at over $200. Products might include makeup, face masks, totes and purses, socks, scarves or fitness gear.
Congratulations to all our winners. Remember to visit 10Best.com daily to vote in other Readers' Choice categories.