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Most fast food friendly states in America

  • Most fast food friendly states in America

    When it comes to grabbing a quick bite, diners now have more options than ever before. Fast-casual concepts like Chipotle and Dig Inn offer speedy but sustainably sourced options while classic fast food powerhouses like McDonald’s and Starbucks continue to transform their menus to cater to every meal of the day.

    To find the state with the best dining scenes for speedy eaters, we’ve ranked all 50 states by the number of limited-service restaurants per capita based on September 2018 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Limited-service restaurants are restaurants where you typically order at a counter and can expect to receive your meal quickly. Including traditional fast food, fast-casual concepts, and some establishments in the café and pizza space, limited-service restaurants can encompass a wide variety of dining experiences but all share the theme of convenience and affordability

    We’ve picked out famous food spots that originated in each state to help guide you on your culinary tour of America’s speed-dining spots. Read on to discover where your state ranks for fast food friendliness.

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  • #50. Alaska

    - Limited-service restaurants per 10k people: 5.5
    - Total number of limited-service restaurants: 407
    - Population: 737,438

    - Famous food establishments with origins in Alaska: Slim Chickens

  • #49. Arizona

    - Limited-service restaurants per 10k people: 5.8
    - Total number of limited-service restaurants: 4,132
    - Population: 7,171,646

    - Famous food establishments with origins in Arizona: Cold Stone Creamery, Federico's Mexican Food

  • #48. Michigan

    - Limited-service restaurants per 10k people: 5.9
    - Total number of limited-service restaurants: 5,913
    - Population: 9,995,915

    - Famous food establishments with origins in Michigan: Domino's, Little Caesars

  • #47. Wyoming

    - Limited-service restaurants per 10k people: 6.0
    - Total number of limited-service restaurants: 349
    - Population: 577,737

    - Famous food establishments with origins in Wyoming: Taco John's

  • #46. Vermont

    - Limited-service restaurants per 10k people: 6.1
    - Total number of limited-service restaurants: 384
    - Population: 626,299

    - Famous food establishments with origins in Vermont: Ben & Jerry's

  • #45. Wisconsin

    - Limited-service restaurants per 10k people: 6.2
    - Total number of limited-service restaurants: 3,594
    - Population: 5,813,568

    - Famous food establishments with origins in Wisconsin: Culver's, Cousins Subs, Erbert & Gerbert's

  • #44. Washington

    - Limited-service restaurants per 10k people: 6.5
    - Total number of limited-service restaurants: 4,869
    - Population: 7,535,591

    - Famous food establishments with origins in Washington: Starbucks

  • #43. North Dakota

    - Limited-service restaurants per 10k people: 6.5
    - Total number of limited-service restaurants: 497
    - Population: 760,077

    - Famous food establishments with origins in North Dakota: Burger Time

  • #42. South Dakota

    - Limited-service restaurants per 10k people: 6.7
    - Total number of limited-service restaurants: 588
    - Population: 882,235

    - Famous food establishments with origins in South Dakota: Cluckin' Good Chicken (formerly Bob's Carryout and Delivery)

  • #41. New Mexico

    - Limited-service restaurants per 10k people: 6.7
    - Total number of limited-service restaurants: 1,409
    - Population: 2,095,428

    - Famous food establishments with origins in New Mexico: Blake's Lotaburger

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