The list of dominant fast food restaurants in Texas leaves out Whataburger

In Texas, Whataburger is like a religion.

Aaron Ritchie via Whataburger Fanatics on Facebook

Aaron Ritchie via Whataburger Fanatics on Facebook

Well, almost. It’s a big problem. With 716 locations statewide, Lone Star would think it would be considered the most dominant fast food chain in Texas. Well, you would be wrong!

Which is shocking, right? More than Stackerthey compiled a list of the most common fast food chains in Texas using data from the Friendly City Lab at Georgia Tech. In their list of the 20 “dominating fast food chains” in Texas, Whataburger ranked number five! 5!

The top five were:

5. Whataburger
4. Pizza Hut
3. Sonic drive-in
2. McDonald’s
1. Metro

I know what you’re thinking, how can Golden Arches and this sandwich shop be more dominant than WHATABURGER?!

Here’s how it went. According to Stacker:

Note that chains are ranked by number of locations in Texas in 2021. Since many restaurants have closed during the pandemic, these numbers are expected to differ from the current actual number. Fast food, fast casual and cafe chains were considered for the list. Data was available for 57,610 restaurants in Texas, of which 28,367 are restaurant chains.

So that would actually explain it all. Fast food chains have been ranked based on the number of locations in the Lone Star State. It might seem crazy to think that Texas has 2,108 subway stations and only 716 Whataburger locations, because it seems like there’s almost a Whataburger on every corner here! But the number does not like.

Although not number one on this list, I know that for many of us, Whataburger is number one in our hearts!

You can see the full list here.

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