Seriously? Study says THIS is NJ’s favorite fast food restaurant
We in the Garden State are understandably in a rush, in a pinch we love our fast food. It’s damn near a necessity.
So I’ll admit, when I saw that a study came out from Betsperts about each state’s favorite fast food restaurant, I was intrigued.
You’d think it’d be obvious, it must be McDonald’s, right?
I thought for sure it’d be one of the big three: McDonald’s, Burger King, or Wendy’s, but I was WAY off.
The way Betsperts says they came to their conclusion:
We took the top 30 from Wikipedia’s list of the largest fast-food restaurant chains.
We then used Data Infiniti to discover the number of fast-food restaurants per 10,000 people. This gave us the states with the most
and least fast-food restaurants.
We then used Google Keyword Planner to find out the most popular fast-food restaurants per US state.
So what is New Jersey’s favorite fast food restaurant?
… Starbucks?!? How?
According to the study:
Starbucks takes the crown as the USA’s favorite fast food, with almost half the states searching for this fast food restaurant the most.
Although it’s often misconstrued as a cafe, Starbucks actually counts as a fast-food restaurant and therefore follows fast-food wage laws.
The top five most populated states in America all have Starbucks as their most searched fast-food restaurant.
Our second favorite fast-food chain is McDonalds, followed by Chick-fil-A.
Is anyone else as shocked by this as I am?
This isn’t a diss on Starbucks, I like an iced caramel macchiato as much as the next person, but would never consider going to them for an “in a pinch” lunch the way I would other fast food chains.
That said, who am I to question all of you googling the chain? Enjoy your yogurt parfaits.
The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5's Kylie Moore. Any opinions expressed are Kylie's own. You can follow Kylie on Instagram.
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