What’s the Most-Popular Fast-Food Spot in Your State?

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You know what kind of fast food you reach for after a late night. But are the rest of the folks in your state on the same page as you? Foursquare Swarm and City Guide apps recently compiled a whole lot of data for us on which fast-food restaurants people in each state of our great nation visit the most. And the results might surprise you.

Nearly 50 percent of states — a whopping 24 of them — prefer Chick-fil-A above all else. West Virginia is among that group, but it’s unique in that it has two top picks: Chick-fil-A and Sheetz. You may not be familiar with Hawaii’s favorite fast-food spot: Zippy’s Makiki, which is a chain based on the islands. Not surprisingly, McDonald’s is well represented, with 17 states liking that spot best. If you want to check out your home state’s favorite fast-food indulgence, just take a closer look at the map above.

A note on the methodology from Foursquare: These are the most-popular fast-food restaurants in each state, according to data from the Foursquare Swarm and City Guide apps. We reviewed every state’s 10 most-popular fast-food joints, then determined the chain with the most visits in the past year. The venue that’s highlighted is the top-visited of that chain in each state.