According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), fast food consumption is…you know what? We’ll stop you right there. We Malaysians love our fast food! In fact, a study by Statista showed that the fast-food industry in Malaysia has been growing at a steady rate of about 4% per year. In 2020, the industry was worth about RM15.6 billion, with fast food restaurants such as McDonald’s, Burger King, Domino’s and Pizza Hut being the most popular choices among Malaysians.
PSA: While it’s understandable to crave a quick and easy meal occasionally, it’s important to consider the potential health risks associated with excessive fast food consumption.
But let’s face it, who can resist a good ol’ Big Mac or a cheesy slice of Domino’s pizza? These fast food chains have been a staple in the Malaysian food scene for years thanks to their consistent quality and affordability. In fact, if you think about it, in Malaysia, our perception of fast food chains goes beyond KFC or McD. It’s safe to assume that our mamak and zhap fan (economy rice) stalls are also considered fast food.
So why are there so many fast-food restaurants? Besides the convenience factor, every fast food chain is often associated with feelings of comfort and nostalgia. For many Malaysians, a trip to their favourite fast food joint is a bonding experience with friends or family, and the food itself serves as a guilty pleasure that reminds them of simpler times.
But wait, there’s more! While McD and Pizza Hut may be household fast food outlet names, there are also plenty of fast food chains in Malaysia that are lesser-known but equally delicious. From crispy fried chicken at Texas Chicken to The Chicken Rice Shop’s mouth-watering Hainanese chicken rice, there’s something for everyone in the Malaysian fast food scene.
Thus, doing our part, we’re here to recommend six of the best fast food outlets you can indulge in if you’re around Klang Valley.
Top 6 Best Fast Food Restaurants in the Klang Valley 2023
Killer Gourmet Burgers, popularly known as KGB, believes that life is too short for a bad burger, and honestly, we cannot agree more! First of all, these guys grind their beef patties in-house every day from 100% prime Aussie beef. So you know you’re getting the real deal. And they take hygiene seriously, so you can safely unleash your inner carnivore with a medium doneness (or below) burger.
Now, let’s talk burger styles. KGB can’t decide which cooking style is better, so they do them all. Do you want an ultra-smashed “diner-style” beef burger or a flame-grilled “gourmet-style” one? No problemo. Chicken burger, grilled or fried? Sure thing, mate. Non-meat eaters, you’re not left out of their extensive diets either. They’ve got grilled vegetarian patties and mushroom options for you to sink your teeth into.
But wait, there’s more! KGB also has a bunch of side dishes to go with your burger. You’ve got your regular fries, but try their handcrafted specialty fries if you feel fancy.
Writer’s Recommendation: Double Animal
myBurgerLab is all about freshness. Thus, they hand-craft their burgers and use freshly baked bamboo charcoal buns that are fluffy, tasty, and addictive. They even prepare the buns from scratch and bake them fresh daily.
You can’t talk burgers without patties, right? MyBurgerLab has imported patties that are to die for. You can choose from juicy beef patties, fried chicken thighs, portobello mushrooms, or even tofu patties.
And if you’re feeling adventurous, myBurgerLab has some crazy combinations that will blow your mind. How about a peanut butter and jelly cheeseburger? Or a burger topped off with a crispy hashbrown and maple syrup? These guys don’t play by the rules when it comes to burger toppings.
Writer’s Recommendation: Beautiful Mess 5.0
Fuel Shack is changing the game with their mouth-watering burgers of 100% grass-fed Aussie beef and lamb. These burgers are so good; people say they’re the best in KL! And let’s be honest; there’s no better way to gauge a burger’s deliciousness than by the happy reactions of its customers. Their Original Shack burger is a juicy and flavorful masterpiece, with a thick 100% premium Aussie beef patty cooked to perfection and topped with fresh toppings and melted cheese.
And if you’re feeling particularly risky, you gotta try their Mini Tower burger. This bad boy boasts a whopping 300g Aussie beef patty, a fried egg, and slices of yellow cheddar – it’s a hearty meal in itself!
Writer’s Recommendation: Blue Cheese Deluxe
Marshall’s & Co. burgers are made with 100% halal beef and premium ingredients. These burgers are truly unique and original, setting themselves apart from other burger joints in Malaysia. And the taste? Unbeatable. Once you take a bite out of a Marshall’s burger, you’ll never want to go back.
Plus, their menu selection is sure to satisfy every craving, highlighting the best of Malaysian flavours, such as Sambal Petai Chicken and Creamy Salted Egg burgers. So next time you’re in the mood for a burger, don’t settle for just any fast-food burger. Head to Marshall’s for a complete and delicious burger situation. It’s not just a burger; it’s a culinary experience!
Not only that, if you feel like having Korean Delights, try their Spicy Gangnam Burger and Korean Spicy Fried Chicken! Pizza options are available too!
Writer’s Recommendation: Marry Me Burger
You Have a Piz-za My Heart
Hey there, pizza lovers! Are you ready for a pizza party with US Pizza? It has got everything you need to satisfy your cravings! Their pizzas are made with 100% premium cheese, halal-certified, and oil-free screen pizza, so you know you’re getting only the best quality ingredients.
US Pizza is proud to offer you a fantastic selection of pizzas with a local flair! Whether you’re in the mood for something meaty or veggie, they’ve got you covered with their 100% certified Halal pizzas. On top of delicious, cheesy pizzas, they’ve also got amazing promotions that can feed a single person or a whole family!
Writer Recommendation: Indiana BBQ Smokey Duck Pizza
From the minds that brought you myBurgerLab comes myPizzaLab! At myPizzaLab, you’ll find some of PJ’s most inventive pizza creations. Their pizzas are a departure from the typical tomato-based varieties, allowing you to savour all the delightful and curious flavours they have loaded onto our crispy pizza crust.
MyPizzaLab uses only the best ingredients and loads of love to create truly unique pizza experiences. And let me tell you, their pizza dough is absolutely delicious. Plus, they offer zero wait time for customers who order for self-pick-up and delivery. How convenient is that?
Writer’s Recommendation: Honey Truffle Bella
These are just some of the fast-food joints we love in the Klang Valley. What’s your favourite restaurant chain in Malaysia? Let us know below!