Thrillist's States With the Best Fast Food Chains

All 50 states have been ranked with the best fast food chains from 1-50. These ones are ranked as the best. They include plenty of the popular, varied, & classic chains.
Created on 2/27/2015, source:

The Top Ten

1 Texas Texas Texas is a state in the USA. It is the second largest by area and population. Its largest city is Houston.
2 California California
3 Alabama Alabama Alabama is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west.

Alabama has a rather large fast food empire. One of its biggest restaurants is Milo's, which has burgers with a second party & a secret sauce to guzzle over. And don't forget their famous Milo's tea. Taco casa is another place that has been a place in the heart of many Albamians. It was originally used as a tornado shelter. The state also has Jack's a burger chain over 50 years old that has a varied menu item selection & is always condensed with customers. It also has 3 classic, well-known chains: Five Guys, Church's Chicken, & Whataburger. - ruJILLous

4 Ohio Ohio Ohio is a state in the midwestern region of the United States. Ohio is the 34th largest by area, the 7th most populous, and the 10th most densely populated of the 50 United States.

Back in the 1830s, it's most famous restaurant Cinci was called Porkpolis because of its mass production of hot dogs. Ohio's also the home of Wendy's & White Castle. Cincinnati's chili dominates the popularity of hot dogs & spaghetti combined. It also helped Arby's & Tony Packo's grow a mini-empire of popularity. - ruJILLous

5 Georgia Georgia Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States. It was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies.

If waffle houses were considered fast food places, Georgia would be #1, no contest. It does have many places with a Chik-Fil-A & Zaxby's. Plus it has the legendary drive-in The Varsity that is famous for it's great chili hot dogs & weird paper hats. - ruJILLous

6 Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States.

Of course, everyone knows that the famous KFC originated here, obviously. It is the state with the best fast food poultry. It has 5 Tom + Chees, known for its grilled burgers & grilled tomato & cheese soup, wanted by locals to be located in all states. It was once famous for Derby's, but that's not the case anymore. - ruJILLous

7 Louisiana Louisiana

The popularity between Popeye's & Raising Cane's is about equal. This star has all the poultry chains you could imagine. They're not too far apart either. It also has mixes of smaller chains like Texadelphia, Taco Bueno, & Pollo Campero, plus a few burger places. - ruJILLous

8 Colorado Colorado Colorado is a state in the United States encompassing most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.

Chipotle started out as a single restaurant, then overtime it became a phenomenon. You will also find the successful homestarted businesses of Quiznos, Qdoba, Noodles & Company, & Smashburger. - ruJILLous

9 Michigan Michigan

You will find a great place to dine at every corner, mostly a hot dog place. They are everywhere, with too many to name them all. The other good stuff that's not hot dogs is up north. This includes Halo Burger, Big John Steak & Onion, & Freeway Fritz. - ruJILLous

10 Oklahoma Oklahoma

The well known drive-in Sonic started as a steak & root beer joint, then a burger & fries place, then a fast food empire. But this state has got more to offer than that: Taco Burno, Golden Chick, Whataburger, Texas' Burger Street, Grandy's, & Schlotsky's. Ther are also several places with good quality burgers, hot dogs, & ice cream. So if you're concerned about finding decent fast food, don't worry, cause you'll be more than ok. - ruJILLous