Taylor Swift and 15 Other Celebrities Who Eat at Fast Food and Chain Restaurants
When you crop the private jets, million-dollar mansions, and star-studded events out of the picture, many celebrities are just like us. And sometimes, that applies to their diets, too (minus the personal chefs and on-call nutritionists, of course). Most celebrities talk up their healthy eating habits. But many actually enjoy the same fast food places and chain restaurants the rest of us count as guilty pleasures.
Check out 16 A-listers who secretly love the same fast food and chain restaurants we all find tempting every once in a while.
1. Taylor Swift
Like many of us, Taylor Swift loves Starbucks. And she told WebMD years ago one way she makes her daily Starbucks habit a little healthier is to opt for a skinny vanilla latte on weekdays and save the pumpkin spice latte for the weekend. “The point is I’m never cutting out what I love, which is Starbucks,” she said. We don’t know whether she’s still a PSL fan. But Bon Appetit reported when Swift isn’t honing her cooking skills, she does indulge in “late-night doughnut runs, cheeseburger-fueled songwriting sessions, and candy-bar binges.”
As Delish noted, Beyoncé stays away from snacks and eats lots of vegetables. But fast food has a beloved place even in Beyoncé’s Instagram feed, where a meal from In-N-Out Burger has made an occasional appearance. Delish explained the “California based fast food chain is one of her weaknesses. But forget about animal style — her order is surprisingly simple: a classic cheeseburger.”
3. Katy Perry
Add Katy Perry to the list of celebs who love In-N-Out Burger. According to People, the A-lister can’t resist the occasional cheeseburger. “I’ve cut out most fast food,” she explained. But In-N-Out Burger is no ordinary fast food chain. Perry admitted, “The only thing I stop for now is In-N-Out Burger.” In the past, she’s also shared photo evidence that she loves Taco Bell. She even captioned one photo, “You can take the girl out of America, but you can’t take the Taco Bell out of the girl.”
4. Justin Bieber
Refinery29 reported when you dig into Justin Bieber’s tastes in food, you quickly learn “the guy doesn’t have fancy tastes. Or, really, for that matter, the tastes of an adult.” Bieber loves Tim Horton’s, a chain Refinery29 aptly characterized as “the Dunkin’ Donuts of Canada.” He’s also a big fan of T.G.I. Friday’s, a casual dining chain most Americans know thanks to its ubiquity in and around suburban shopping malls.
5. Kim Kardashian
People reported Kim Kardashian revealed her favorite fast food orders on her app. “Fast food is def one of my guilty pleasures,” Kardashian wrote. “I go very rarely, but OMG I love it so much when I decide to indulge.” She said she “ALWAYS” orders fries when she goes to McDonald’s. Then, she either gets chicken nuggets with honey, or she orders a cheeseburger and chicken nuggets and eats half of each.
At Chipotle, she orders a bowl with rice, chicken, guacamole, and cheese. At In-N-Out, she orders a plain cheeseburger with cheese fries and a vanilla shake. And at KFC, she orders extra-crispy chicken wings and a biscuit with honey. Plus, if she’s at Taco Bell, she orders one hard and one soft beef taco.
6. Kylie Jenner
The Kardashian-Jenner clan famously loves Popeye’s Chicken. And Kylie Jenner Instagrammed not one, but two photos to prove it. Kylie — along with Khloé, Kris, and some of Kylie’s friends — all boarded a plane with a meal from Popeye’s. (And Yahoo noted it happened to be National Biscuit Day at Popeye’s, so perhaps Kylie got some free carbs while she was there.) Kylie isn’t shy about her love of the occasional fast food indulgence and has also posted photos of Panda Express and an unidentified French fry.
7. Cara Delevingne
Cara Delevingne loves food, including McDonald’s. She’s made headlines on several occasions for snacking on foods from the golden arches. And she also indulges at least occasionally in a slice of pizza. However, some recent interviews suggest she doesn’t eat McDonald’s nearly as much as she used to. Speaking to Time ahead of the release of Suicide Squad, Delevingne explained, “After turning 20 and eating McDonald’s all the time and drinking too much, it started to show on my stomach and on my face.” So she’s toned down her fast food habit.
8. Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari is a foodie, even though he (and just about everybody else) hates the word. But, as Refinery 29 reported, that doesn’t mean he only eats at high-end restaurants or doesn’t have an opinion on fast food. In fact, he revealed his favorite fast food joint is Chick-fil-A.
A few years ago, Ansari did temporarily stop eating at Chick-fil-A due to anti-marriage equality statements the company’s CEO made. He explained, “I’m very pro-gay marriage, but I’m also very pro-delicious chicken sandwich.” He said there wasn’t a good substitute — for either. “Burger King chicken sandwich? No. Those things are like civil unions. They’re not the same thing. You need the real deal, AKA gay marriage. AKA Chick-fil-A.”
9. Kanye West
As GQ reported, Kanye West has a well-documented history of “fall[ing] victim to the sinful temptations of fast food on more than a few occasions.” He’s been spotted at McDonald’s and Wendy’s. He’s also gone through the drive-thru at Taco Bell. And quite famously, Kim and Kanye were spotted with John Legend and Chrissy Teigen at Waffle House. Kanye even waxed lyrical about McDonald’s in a poem called “The McDonald’s Man.” (Plus, he’s mentioned Chipotle and Ruby Tuesdays in some of his lyrics. )
In his ode to the golden arches, Kanye wrote:
Them french fries look good tho
I knew the Diet Coke was jealous of the fries
I knew the McNuggets was jealous of the fries
Even the McRib was jealous of the fries
I could see it through his artificial meat eyes
10. Chrissy Teigen
Speaking of Chrissy Teigen, she’s admitted she eats fast food “a few times a week.” She told Delish, “Sometimes I go a little crazy, especially when things get nuts, and I’m in L.A. I’m used to living in New York, and I myself would never ever venture into a Taco Bell or McDonald’s. But there’s something about L.A., with the drive-thru — it’s too easy.” Teigen added, “When I cook, everything is organic and very clean; I’m meticulous and kind of insane about it. But sometimes you just want a Doritos Locos Taco.”
11. Anna Kendrick
Teigen isn’t the only A-lister to love that Doritos Locos Taco at Taco Bell. Anna Kendrick tweeted back in 2012, “Just tried Taco Bell’s Doritos taco. I can see why they sold 100 million of these already. This is no joke.” In the years since, she’s started eating healthier. And, as she told Ellen DeGeneres, she sort of hates that healthy eating works so well.
“I’ve been trying to be more healthy, and oh, it’s the worst,” she complained. “The worst part is I feel so much better. Like, that’s the worst part … it works!” She added, “I feel like, ‘Oh, this is how healthy people feel.’ I get the appeal. But I was really hoping that I would just do it as an experiment and I would feel the same, and I could just go back to eating Taco Bell whenever I wanted.”
12. Justin Timberlake
Another famous Taco Bell fan? Justin Timberlake famously celebrated a win at the People’s Choice Awards by heading to Taco Bell. Timberlake had won the 2014 awards for Favorite Male Artist, Favorite R&B Artist, and Favorite Album for The 20/20 Experience — an achievement definitely worth celebrating with a Quesarito or a Cheesy Gordita Crunch.
But that’s not even Timberlake’s most famous fast food moment. Back in 2003, Timberlake helped launch a new marketing campaign for McDonald’s with the slogan, “I’m Lovin’ It.” Pitchfork reported “the jingle’s ‘ba da ba ba ba’ vocal hook, originally sung by Timberlake, has grown more famous than Timberlake’s actual hits.”
13. Lena Dunham
Like many New Yorkers, Lena Dunham occasionally indulges in Shake Shack — and posts an Instagram photo to prove it. She might not eat fast food frequently because she’s using a healthy diet to help control her endometriosis symptoms. However, like all of us, she still seems to indulge occasionally. And in an interview with Food & Wine, she shared a pretty entertaining anecdote that explains her attitude toward McDonald’s.
“My parents didn’t let us eat fast food when I was young, but on long road trips I could get chicken nuggets. So I associate them with rebellion,” she explained. “On the way to Allison Williams’s wedding in Wyoming, I said, ‘I’m going to get chicken nuggets. At McDonald’s.’ They were more disgusting than I remembered; I felt a lot of darkness around those chicken nuggets.”
14. Emma Roberts
Want proof Hollywood loves In-N-Out Burger? Just take a look at Emma Roberts’ Instagram feed. Over the years, the actress has Instagrammed a photo or two that not-so-subtly feature some food from the beloved burger joint. And Olivia Munn once tweeted a photo that showed her munching on a bag of Lay’s potato chips and Roberts feasting on an In-N-Out burger after the Oscars. Roberts also seems to enjoy McDonald’s every once in a while.
15. Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum famously starred in a Carl’s Jr. ad. But on her own time, she seems to crave McDonald’s every once in a while, as evidenced by a tweet showing her eating food from the fast food chain before the American Music Awards. She also told Men’s Fitness the day before their interview during Fashion Week, she had eaten a Big Mac and an order of French fries. “I was starving and running late, so I ordered McDonald’s,” she explained. And she added of the sandwich, “I love it! The special sauce. That weird pickle in there.”
16. Hilary Duff
Another famous Starbucks fan? Hilary Duff. She recently Instagrammed a photo of herself with a drink from one of the chain’s Barnes and Noble cafes. And the actress has been spotted after a Starbucks run numerous times, sometimes balancing as many as three Starbucks cups. However, she doesn’t seem to drink Starbucks exclusively. She’s also a fan of the peppermint mocha latte at Dunkin’ Donuts.