Chick-fil-A Named Bay Area’s Most Popular Fast Food Chain

(KRON) – Chick-fil-A claims the top spot as Silicon Valley’s most popular fast food chain, according to research by Best Agency released in March. It ranked first in seven of the 30 most populous metropolitan areas in the United States

The study did not examine the Bay Area as a whole or any particular city. The closest area to the study is Sacramento, which had In-N-Out as its most popular channel.

The 5 best fast food restaurants in Silicon Valley:

  1. Chick-fil-A
  2. Arby’s
  3. Inside and outside
  4. Del Taco
  5. Chipotle

Silicon Valley is located in Santa Clara County. Cities considered part of Silicon Valley are San Jose, Gilroy, Mountain View, Morgan Hill, Los Altos, Sunnyvale, Los Gatos, Campbell, Cupertino, Saratoga, Santa Clara, Palo Alto, and Milpitas.

Chick-fil-A is most popular in the following cities:

  • Boston
  • New York
  • Detroit
  • Salt Lake City
  • Phoenix
  • Portland

The study tracked customer data from fast food restaurants across the country in 2021. Overall, the study also found that fast food consumption increased in 2021, citing the convenience of a drive-thru in this type of restaurants, favorable to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nationally, visits to fast food restaurants increased by 33.06%, including a 54% increase for hamburger chains.

In California, there was a 49% increase in fast food consumption in 2021. This ranks 10th out of the country’s 50 states. According to the study, McDonald’s is the most popular fast food restaurant in California.

For 2021, the study says Sonic was most popular in 14 states, which is the most popular in the country. Wendy’s and Taco Bell tied for second, claiming first place in nine states respectively.

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