Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun. Sorry, I just had to type that to see if I still remember it. Unless that’s glaringly incorrect, I think I do. And why? Because as a kid fast food played a HUGE role in my life. Our family lived by Chicken McNuggets and Happy Meal toys. We collected all the awesome specialty cups when they came out. Slurpees and White Castle burgers were a way of life. And my favorite was that oddly shaped chicken sandwich at Burger King – no mayo, thanks. I’ll still put a perfectly made BK-long chicken sandwich in my favorite foods list. I can’t order them as frequently nowadays but every once in a while, if it’s fresh out the fryer and the lettuce is fresh too – it’s a pretty happy place for me.
As of 2023 there are around 201,865 fast food restaurants in the US. That’s over 4,000 fast food joints per state!! The thought of all that fryolator grease is giving me a minor breakout right this second. Oxy pads please!!
So judging by the almost quarter of a million fast food restaurants in America, we sure do love our quick-serve takeaway. And our friends at PriceListo (a website that claims to help you with the “Latest Prices of Your Favorite Restaurants, Gyms, Salons, Movie Theaters, Automotive Services, Pet Services, Deli Shops and Bakeries & More”) decided to go state by state and find out which fast food restaurants are most popular there.
So let’s go state-by-state for New England. We’ll give you every New England state and the Top 3 Fast Food restaurants in each state. Spoiler: Massachusetts’ #1 isn’t Dunkin’?!? Color me shocked.
By the way, we definitely have some fast food gaps in Massachusetts. These are 10 Super Popular Fast Food Chains That Can’t Be Found in Massachusetts.
And now, on to our countdown(s)…