These are the best subscription boxes, meal kits and restaurant chains in the country

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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 favoritesWinning 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.

Full list of winners: Best Fast Casual Restaurant »

Best Food Subscription Box: Shaker & Spoon Cocktail Club

Add your favorite spirit and you'll feel like a master mixologistAdd 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.

Full list of winners: Best Food Subscription Box »

Best Meal Delivery Service: HelloFresh

HelloFresh wins with its variety of easy-to-follow recipesHelloFresh 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.

Full list of winners: Best Meal Delivery Service »

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.

Full list of winners: Best Regional Fast Food »

Best Subscription Box: FabFitFun

FabFitFun boxes are full of wellness goodies each seasonFabFitFun 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.

Full list of winners: Best Subscription Box »

Congratulations to all our winners. Remember to visit 10Best.com daily to vote in other Readers’ Choice categories.

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