New map calculates Americas 16 most popular burger chains in order
Land of the freedom fry: Map that calculates America’s 16 most popular burger chains in order … but which one won?
- List was topped by Hardee’s, Culver’s and Whataburger
- Developed using over 20 million FourSquare check-ins
- McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s came in last on a technicality
Ever wanted to figure out which burger restaurant chain constitutes as the most popular in the U.S. or your home state?
Lettuce tell you all about it.
A new map has documented how many people eat what type of burger and where.
Food, drink and travel website Thrillist went through over 20 million check-ins on Foursquare, a location-based application that people use to register their whereabouts and leave tips for others.
The winner? Hardee’s, home of the Mile High Burgers.
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Burger bonanza: Food, drink and travel website Thrillist went through over 20 million check-ins on Foursquare – a location-based application that people use to register their whereabouts and leave tips for others – to map out America’s most popular burger restaurants. They are ranked in most popular to least in the key above
Burger King: A surprisingly low number for the home of the Whopper, which proved most popular in upstate New York and Nebraska
Culver’s: Most famous in its native Wisconsis, alot of other Americans are now fans of the famous ButterBurger
Checkers: Just as Carl’s Jr reigned supreme in the west, these double drive-thru restaurants get eaten up in the west, particularly Florida and Pennsylvania
Carl’s Jr: A major divide, this charbroiled burger chain fared increasingly popular in the west, but no love east of Texas and Oklahoma
Dairy Queen: While not specifically popular in one area. Dairy Queen did fairly well across the board, although surprisingly low in Florida and Texas
The restaurant took the most amount of states – especially Montana, North Dakota, the Carolinas and West Virginia – but was also spread fairly well across the country.
Surprisingly the dominant franchises – McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s – registered the lowest in popularity.
However Thrillist contends these old favorites still are favorable.
They just didn’t show up on the FourSquare data because customers would be less-likely to check-in at one of the restaurants.
The resultant map, while limited to just users of the app, is a good guide to seeing what burger is most-popular in each state by scanning through each.
Last quarter McDonald’s saw its U.S. sales fall 3 percent as profits tumbled 30 percent, according to The Intercept.
It was the 12th straight month of falling sales at the fast food giant.
Five Guys Burgers and Fries: This ever-increasing chain has moved out of Washington DC and up into the Eastern Seaboard
In-N-Out Burger: Perhaps most famous California, In-N-Out is actually most popular in Nevada
Krystal: Although concentrated in one area, Krystal dominated in the southwest, especially Tennessee, where it’s from
Sonic: Famous for their shakes, Sonic turned up interestingly small numbers in Oklahoma, its birthplace
Steak ‘n Shake: Home of the Frisco Melt, this old favorite hits its prime in central Illinois
Whataburger: Texans have a firm hold of their triple meat hamburgers and aren’t letting it
White Castle: New Jersey, Kentucky, Chicago and St. Louis – and Harold and Kumar – love White Castle
McDonald’s: As with Burger King and Wendy’s, McDonald’s did not register well on FourSquare, mostly because people wouldn’t likely check-in at the Golden Arches
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