First, let’s get it out of the way. As much as I’d love to say you’ll soon be able to order a Double Double Animal Style here in the Boston area, you won’t. BUT there might be a glimmer of hope with some big news announced this week by In-N-Out Burger.
For years, In-N-Out has said they didn’t plan to expand to the east coast. They determine ideal spots to open their burger joints by how far away they are from the distribution centers. The family that owns the company has held firm on that. They want their food to be fresh. That’s why there are no In-N-Out Burger locations in New England. But they’re about to get closer than ever.
CBS News reports that the chain will open soon in Tennessee. They’ll first open in Nashville and surrounding areas, according to the report. That’ll be the first time In-N-Out Burger has come this far east. As of now, the only states with In-N-Out Burger locations are in California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Texas, Oregon and Colorado. [Source: CBS News]
50 most popular chain restaurants in America
With the advent of Big Data, it’s now easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. When it comes to food, Americans seem to have specific opinions. American dining brands have a long and storied history, and whether they’re fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, U.S. restaurants offer something for almost everyone.
What’s clear about U.S. dining habits is that people love options. Restaurants across America are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of (often) fried deliciousness.
Stacker analyzed data from YouGov to rank the 50 most popular chain restaurants in the U.S. The rating agency surveys people on a daily basis across a variety of areas—such as culture, politics, and business—to determine what people like, dislike, and might have no opinion on. YouGov’s overall positive opinion scores represent the percentage of people who had a positive response out of those surveyed, and they are also broken down by generation—baby boomers, Gen X’ers, and millennials. In case you’re dubious about the findings, YouGov has surveyed more than 20 million people online since 2017, so the data set isn’t exactly small.
YouGov investigated the most popular dining brands in the country, and Stacker compiled the list to give readers context on the findings. Read on to look through America’s vast and divergent variety of restaurants—maybe you’ll even find a favorite or two!