Most Popular Fast Food by State 2024

Fast food is extremely popular in the United States. The fast-food industry's revenue is estimated to be about $200 billion in the U.S., more than one-third of the world's $570 billion. Which fast-food chains are the most popular in each state. Cheapism reported on each state's most popular fast-food restaurant. Data was collected from June 2019 to June 2020 for the 48 contiguous states. The data range included a few months of the COVID-19 pandemic. This may have contributed to Sonic being the most popular in 14 states because of its drive-in style service, which was accessible while many restaurants did not offer dine-in service.

Sonic was the most popular fast-food restaurant in the highest number of states with 14. Taco Bell and Wendy's had the second-highest count with nine each, followed by McDonald's with eight. Chick-fil-A had five, Culver's had two, and Popeye's had one. The study also included each state's top five fast-food restaurants. While Sonic was the favorite across the nation, McDonald's and Subway appeared in every state's top five. As far as regional trends, New England strongly preferred Taco Bell, while the southwest and middle chunk of the country preferred Sonic. Regional favorites, such as Culver's in Wisconsin and Popeyes in Louisiana, kept their loyal following. There are other ways of deciding the most popular fast-food restaurants by state. What is your favorite?

Most Popular Fast Food by State 2024

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State
Top Rated Chain
Best Iconic Chain
Favorite Breakfast
Most Searched For
AlabamaDaylight DonutsMilo'sChick-Fil-A
  • 1. Dominos 2. Chick-Fil-A 3. Pizza Hut
AlaskaPapa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake PizzaArctic RoadrunnerN/A
  • 1. McDonald's 2. Dominos 3. Taco Bell
ArizonaLaMar's Donuts & CoffeeEegee'sMcDonald's
  • 1. McDonald's 2. Starbucks 3. Chick-Fil-A
ArkansasChick-Fil-ASlim ChickensMcDonald's
  • 1. Dominos 2. Dominos (again) 3. McDonald's
CaliforniaIn-N-OutIn-N-OutMcDonald's
  • 1. Starbucks 2. McDonald's 3. Chick-Fil-A
ColoradoLaMar's Donuts & CoffeeGood TimesChick-Fil-A
  • 1. Starbucks 2. McDonald's 3. Dominos
ConnecticutChick-Fil-ATed's RestaurantMcDonald's
  • 1. McDonald's 2. Starbucks 3. Dominos
DelawareChick-Fil-ACapriotti'sChick-Fil-A
  • 1. Chick-Fil-A 2. Dominos 3. McDonald's
FloridaChick-Fil-APDQChick-Fil-A
  • 1. McDonald's 2. Chick-Fil-A 3. Starbucks
GeorgiaDaylight DonutsWaffle HouseChick-Fil-A
  • 1. Chick-Fil-A 2. McDonald's 3. Dominos
HawaiiRaisinig Cane's Chicken FingersZippy'sMcDonald's
  • 1. McDonald's 2. Starbucks 3. Pizza Hut
IdahoChick-Fil-AWestside Drive-InMcDonald's
  • 1. Dominos 2. McDonald's 3. Pizza Hut
IllinoisPapa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake PizzaPortillo'sMcDonald's
  • 1. McDonald's 2. Starbucks 3. Dominos
IndianaChick-Fil-ASchoop's HamburgersMcDonald's
  • 1. McDonald's 2. Pizza Hut 3. Papa John's
IowaChick-Fil-AMaid-RiteBurger King
  • 1. McDonald's 2. Pizza Hut 3. Dominos
KansasChick-Fil-ASpanglesMcDonald's
  • 1. Pizza Hut 2. McDonald's 3. Starbucks
KentuckyChick-Fil-AFazoli'sBurger King
  • 1. Papa Johns 2. McDonald's 3. Dominos
LouisianaChick-Fil-ARaising Cane'sMcDonald's
  • 1. Dominos 2. Pizza Hut 3. McDonald's
MaineChick-Fil-AGifford'sMcDonald's
  • 1. Dominos 2. McDonald's 3. Starbucks
MarylandChick-Fil-AChaps Pit BeefChick-Fil-A
  • 1. McDonald's 2. Chick-Fil-A 3. Dominos
MassachusettsChick-Fil-ADunkin'McDonald's
  • 1. McDonald's 2. Starbucks 3. Dominos
MichiganChick-Fil-ANational Coney IslandMcDonald's
  • 1. McDonald's 2. Little Caesars 3. Taco Bell
MinnesotaChick-Fil-AMyBurgerMcDonald's
  • 1. McDonald's 2. Dominos 3. Starbucks
MississippiChick-Fil-AWard'sBurger King
  • 1. Dominos 2. Dominos 3. McDonalds
MissouriLaMar's Donuts & CoffeeLion's ChoiceWendy's
  • 1. Dominos 2. McDonald's 3. Pizza Hut
MontanaChick-Fil-AHuHot Mongolian GrillTaco Bell
  • 1. Dominos 2. Pizza Hut 3. McDonald's
NebraskaLaMar's Donuts & CoffeeDon & Millie'sChick-Fil-A
  • 1. McDonald's 2. Pizza Hut 3. Dominos
NevadaIn-N-OutPort of SubsMcDonald's
  • 1. Starbucks 2. McDonald's 3. Dominos
New HampshireChick-Fil-AMoe's Italian SandwichesMcDonald's
  • 1. Dominos 2. McDonalds 3. Starbucks
New JerseyChick-Fil-AJersey Mike'sMcDonald's
  • 1. McDonald's 2. Starbucks 3. Dominos
New MexicoChick-Fil-ABlake's LotaburgerMcDonald's
  • 1. Dominos 2. McDonald's 3. Starbucks
New YorkChick-Fil-AShake ShackMcDonald's
  • 1. Starbucks 2. McDonald's 3. Dominos
North CarolinaRaisinig Cane's Chicken FingersCook OutChick-Fil-A
  • 1. Chick-Fil-A 2. Dominos 3. McDonald's
North DakotaChick-Fil-ABurger TimeMcDonald's
  • 1. McDonald's 2. Dominos 3. Papa John's
OhioChick-Fil-AGold Star ChiliMcDonald's
  • 1. McDonald's 2. Dominos 3. Chipotle
OklahomaChick-Fil-ABraum'sChick-Fil-A
  • 1. McDonald's 2. Dominos 3. Pizza Hut
OregonChick-Fil-ABurgervilleMcDonald's
  • 1. McDonald's 2. Starbucks 3. Dominos
PennsylvaniaKrispy Kreme DoughnutsWawaMcDonald's
  • 1. McDonald's 2. Chick-Fil-A 3. Dominos
Rhode IslandChick-Fil-ADel'sMcDonald's
  • 1. Dominos 2. McDonald's 3. Starbucks
South CarolinaChick-Fil-ARush'sChick-Fil-A
  • 1. Chick-Fil-A 2. McDonald's 3. Dominos
South DakotaPapa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake PizzaNick's Hamburger ShopMcDonald's
  • 1. McDonald's 2. Dominos 3. Pizza Hut
TennesseeShipley Do-nutsPal's Sudden ServiceChick-Fil-A
  • 1. Chick-Fil-A 2. Dominos 3. McDonald's
TexasChick-Fil-AWhataburgerChick-Fil-A
  • 1. Chick-Fil-A 2. McDonald's 3. McDonald's
UtahChick-Fil-AArctic CircleMcDonald's
  • 1. McDonald's 2. Dominos 3. Chick-Fil-A
VermontFive GuysAl's French FrysMcDonald's
  • 1. Dominos 2. McDonald's 3. Starbucks
VirginiaChick-Fil-AFive GuysMcDonald's
  • 1. Chick-Fil-A 2. McDonald's 3. Starbucks
WashingtonChick-Fil-ATaco Time NorthwestChick-Fil-A
  • 1. Starbucks 2. McDonald's 3. Dominos
West VirginiaChick-Fil-ATudor's Biscuit WorldMcDonald's
  • 1. Dominos 2. Dominos 3. Pizza Hut
WisconsinChick-Fil-ACulver'sMcDonald's
  • 1. McDonald's 2. Dominos 3. Pizza Hut
WyomingChick-Fil-ATaco John'sMcDonald's
  • 1. Dominos 2. Pizza Hut 3. McDonald's
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Most Popular Fast Food by State 2024

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