An extensive study has discovered where in the US fast food restaurants are most present, breaking the info down into states, regions, and cities.
We all like going out to eat, but that very phrase can encompass a lot of different things. We could be going out to a fancy restaurant for a top class meal, to a bar with some friends, or perhaps popping out for fast food. Let's be honest, that last option is the most popular. It's cheap, it's easy, and there are what feels like an almost infinite number of fast food joints to choose from.
Have you ever wondered exactly how many fast food restaurants there are though? Datafiniti recently went about trying to answer that. The website has gathered all sorts of eye-opening statistics that reveal exactly where there is an abundance of places to grab food on the go in the United States and places where it might be a little harder to find a McDonald's or a Wendy's.
When broken down by state, it would appear that Alabama has the highest density of fast food restaurants. In Alabama, you can find 6.3 fast food places per every 10,000 people. That may not sound like a lot in the grand scheme of things until you compare it to the state that is at the bottom of the pile. That honor goes to Vermont which has just 1.9 places to eat fast food per 10,000 of its residents.
The more in-depth Datafiniti's research gets, the more damning the statistics become. When broken down by city, it's Orlando who tops the charts. The Florida city has 18.4 fast food joints per every 10,000 people, with Cincinnati and Las Vegas rounding out the top three. At the other end of the scale, shockingly, it's New York City with just 0.6 fast food restaurants per 10,000 people.
The city stats only take into account the top 100 cities in the US by population. When smaller towns and cities are including in the research then the numbers become very different again, and you can check them all out by clicking here. When it comes to the undisputed kings and queens of fast food in the US, however, the state crown currently goes to Alabama and the city title to Orlando, Florida.