Maptitude is the best mapping software for business intelligence! This month's featured map shows the number of burger chains per 100,000 population in the United States and the most predominant chain in each state. Restaurants are just one of the many business layers available with Maptitude 2019.
We totaled the number of burger restaurants in each state for 21 regional and national chains* as of October 2018 and computed the number of chains per 100,000 residents based on the 2017 American Community Survey. Southern states had particularly high concentrations of burger restaurants with Tennessee (20.3), Kentucky (19.4), Missouri (18.7), Arkansas (18.5), and Texas (18.5) having the most restaurants per capita. The lowest concentration of burger chains is in Vermont, the Virgin Islands, New York, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico, all with fewer than 7.5 restaurants per 100,000 residents.
McDonald's is the predominant burger chain in 45 states, Washington DC, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The only exceptions were Dairy Queen (Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota), Sonic (Arkansas and Oklahoma), and Burger King (Puerto Rico). Scroll down to see the second and third most common burger chains in each state.
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Map: Created with Maptitude Mapping Software by Caliper, May 2019
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*Burger chains included: A&W, Back Yard Burgers, Burger King, Carl's Jr, Cheeburger Cheeburger, Dairy Queen, Fatburger, Five Guys, Hardee's, Habit, Hwy 55, In-N-Out, Jack in the Box, Krystal, McDonald's, Smashburger, Sonic, Steak n Shake, Wendy's, Whataburger, and White Castle