Chick-fil-A isn’t just the most popular fast-food chain in Georgia, it dominates the US


Chick-fil-A isn’t just the most popular fast-food chain in Georgia, it dominates the US

Customers all over the nation flock to Chick-fil-A to indulge in the Georgia-based franchise’s perfectly seasoned, breaded chicken sandwiches, crispy waffle fries, hand-spun milkshakes or other popular menu items.

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And, according to a new ranking from Foursquare and Business Insider on the most popular fast-food chain in each state, Chick-fil-A obliterates most of its competition.

Analysts examined which restaurant chains are most-visited in each state by dividing the total number of visits by the number of locations in the state.

Chick-fil-A took home top honors in all but 12 places. Here’s a look at its competition:

  • Culver’s: Kansas
  • In-N-Out: Texas, Utah
  • McDonald’s: Alaska, North Dakota, Washington, D.C.
  • Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen: Hawaii, South Dakota
  • Raising Cane’s: California
  • Taco Bueno: Oklahoma
  • Wendy’s: Vermont
  • White Castle: Nevada

Based on the analysis, Chick-fil-A ranked the most popular in Georgia.

And, according to a recent Chick-fil-A study, Atlantans ate more Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches in 2016 than residents in any other U.S. city, the AJC reported.

It also consistently ranks as the best fast-food restaurant in America when it comes to customer service satisfaction.

The franchise’s first location opened in 1946 in Hapeville, about eight miles south of Atlanta.

Originally, it was the site of the Dwarf Grill, a small restaurant near a Ford plant. Though the plant is no longer there, Chick-fil-A has kept the original restaurant building around.

Today, the original Chick-fil-A restaurant is popularly known as the Dwarf House and serves a slew of menu items not found anywhere else.

Though Georgia has a special bond with Chick-fil-A, when it comes to best restaurant chain overall, a 2017 AJC poll of 1,743 voters found Taco Mac beat out the beloved franchise by 114 votes.

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