New Jersey is home to a wide variety of fast and quick-service food and drink establishments — and everyone's got their go-to spot.

Each of these spots now also has its own app, which can be downloaded for quick payments, ordering ahead for rapid pickup — and many offer perks, too, to frequent visitors.

It can be overwhelming to figure out whether ALL the apps are worth downloading to your phone. That's where we come in.

We investigated about a dozen of New Jersey's favorite food and drink spots to find out what you could score by joining their rewards clubs.

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