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.

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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.

More at businessinsider.com.

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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.

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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.

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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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