Starbucks is crowned the Most Popular fast-food chain in Washington

New study reveals the most popular fast-food restaurants in America

  • Mcdonald’s takes the crown as the most popular fast-food chain in the country, with 22 states searching for it the most.  
  • Dominos, Chick-Fil-A, Starbucks, Pizza Hut, and Papa John’s also make the list.  
  • The new research analyzed regional Google search data for the last 12 months

The study, conducted by price-tracking website PriceListo, reveals the most searched-for fast-food restaurants, based on regional average monthly search volume over the last 12 months and considering the highest earning fast-food restaurants across America.  (See the breakout by state, below)


The most popular fast-food restaurant is none other than McDonalds, with 14,879,233 monthly searches across America. 22 states are searching for this chain more than any other, including Arizona and Maryland. 

This chain’s iconic golden arches can be seen at 13,515 locations across the country, where everything from cheeseburgers to apple pies are available at a moment’s notice.  


Dominos has been revealed as the second most popular fast-food restaurant. On average, this chain is searched for 11,638,991 times per month in the country. Louisiana, Vermont, and Wyoming are among the 14 states searching for this chain the most.   

The pizzeria has 6,708 locations around the country with something for everyone, whether they prefer a margarita, pepperoni, or pineapple pizza.   


Next, Chick-Fil-A is the third most searched-for fast-food restaurant in America, with 11,239,300 

monthly searches across the country. There are seven states looking up this chain the most, including Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia.   

Chick-Fil-A has a menu filled with tempting tasty treats. Customers can enjoy fried chicken burgers, waffles, fries, and more at one of its 2,909 restaurants across America.  


In fourth place is Starbucks, with 13,693,050 monthly searches across the country. California, New York, and Washington are among the six states searching for this fast-food restaurant more than any other. 

Starbucks has 15,966 stores with an assortment of refreshing drinks and scrumptious snacks. The coffee shop is also known for its iconic Frappuccinos, which regularly trend on social media.  

Pizza Hut and Papa John’s  

Pizza Hut – 6,862 restaurants and 9,110,850 monthly searches – and Papa John’s – 3,122 locations and 5,446,094 monthly searches – come head-to-head in fifth place.   

These two pizzerias are the most looked-up fast-food chains in one state. Kentucky is searching for Papa John’s the most; Kansas is searching for Pizza Hut more than any other. It seems both states have a taste for pizza.  

A spokesperson from PriceListo commented on the findings: “The fast-food industry is invaluable to the U.S. economy. In fact, these restaurants are estimated to be worth $366.9 billion in 2023.  

“This research sheds light on America’s favorite fast-food restaurants, displaying a wide variety of tastes across the country, from burgers to pizza or fried chicken to iced coffee.  

“McDonalds has been crowned the most popular. Nevertheless, pizza takes the biggest slice of the list with Dominos, Pizza Hut, and Papa John’s all making the top five.” 

U.S. States Each state’s favorite fast-food chain Each state’s second favorite fast-food chain Each state’s third favorite fast-food chain 
Alabama Dominos Chick-Fil-A Pizza Hut 
Alaska McDonalds Dominos Taco Bell 
Arizona McDonalds Starbucks Chick-Fil-A 
Arkansas Dominos Dominos McDonalds 
California Starbucks McDonalds Chick-Fil-A 
Colorado Starbucks McDonalds Dominos 
Connecticut McDonalds Starbucks Dominos 
Delaware Chick-Fil-A Dominos McDonalds 
District of Columbia Starbucks McDonalds Chick-Fil-A 
Florida McDonalds Chick-Fil-A Starbucks 
Georgia Chick-Fil-A McDonalds Dominos 
Hawaii McDonalds Starbucks Pizza Hut 
Idaho Dominos McDonalds Pizza Hut 
Illinois McDonalds Starbucks Dominos 
Indiana McDonalds Pizza Hut Papa Johns 
Iowa McDonalds Pizza Hut Dominos 
Kansas Pizza Hut McDonalds Starbucks 
Kentucky Papa Johns McDonalds Dominos 
Louisiana Dominos Pizza Hut McDonalds 
Maine Dominos McDonalds Starbucks 
Maryland McDonalds Chick-Fil-A Dominos 
Massachusetts McDonalds Starbucks Dominos 
Michigan McDonalds Little Caesars Taco Bell 
Minnesota McDonalds Dominos Starbucks 
Mississippi Dominos Dominos McDonalds 
Missouri Dominos McDonalds Pizza Hut 
Montana Dominos Pizza Hut McDonalds 
Nebraska McDonalds Pizza Hut Dominos 
Nevada Starbucks McDonalds Dominos 
New Hampshire Dominos McDonalds Starbucks 
New Jersey McDonalds Starbucks Dominos 
New Mexico Dominos McDonalds Starbucks 
New York Starbucks McDonalds Dominos 
North Carolina Chick-Fil-A Dominos McDonalds 
North Dakota McDonalds Dominos Papa Johns 
Ohio McDonalds Dominos Chipotle 
Oklahoma McDonalds Dominos Pizza Hut 
Oregon McDonalds Starbucks Dominos 
Pennsylvania McDonalds Chick-Fil-A Dominos 
Rhode Island Dominos McDonalds Starbucks 
South Carolina Chick-Fil-A McDonalds Dominos 
South Dakota McDonalds Dominos Pizza Hut 
Tennessee Chick-Fil-A Dominos McDonalds 
Texas Chick-Fil-A McDonalds McDonalds 
Utah McDonalds Dominos Chick-Fil-A 
Vermont Dominos McDonalds Starbucks 
Virginia Chick-Fil-A McDonalds Starbucks 
Washington Starbucks McDonalds Dominos 
West Virginia Dominos Dominos Pizza Hut 
Wisconsin McDonalds Dominos Pizza Hut 
Wyoming Dominos Pizza Hut McDonalds 

PriceListo is a price-tracking website with data on restaurants, gyms, beauty salons, movie theatres, mechanics, pet groomers, deli shops, bakeries, and more.  

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