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.
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.
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.
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.