Earlier this summer, the career site Zippia reported that there are 201,865 fast-food restaurants in the United States. World Population Review cracked into that information even further when they detailed the fast food business in each state, and in Florida the top-rated chain is relatively new to the region.
Zippia’s information states that Subway has the most locations, with 20,622 restaurants. That’s roughly 5,000 more than Starbucks. Furthermore, the report states, “the global fast food industry is worth $907 billion as of 2023.” That equates to 50 million people consuming fast food items a day in America.
In Florida, the top-rated fast food chain in the state is also the most searched-for restaurant, according to World Population Review’s data. They have options for every meal. In fact, Florida has the third most of these locations in the country, with 243.
We’re talking about Chick-fil-A
Unique breakfast items like the chicken biscuit and consistent lunch or dinner items like their traditional sandwich help make Chik-fil-A the top-rated fast food chain in Florida. Most of them include an efficient drive-thru process where it is common to see an employee outside taking orders with an iPad. In addition, there is outdoor seating on the patio. Zippia reported chicken has 8% of the fast food market share (burgers are 31%)
Though this popular chicken restaurant was named the top-rated, the fast food chain that is headquartered in Tampa also made an appearance on World Population Review’s list. It appears a quick chicken sandwich is quite desirable in the Sunshine State. PDQ was named the best iconic fast food brand in Florida.
In addition to Florida, 33 other states agreed that Chick-fil-A is the top-rated fast-food chain in America. They were joined by other popular establishments like In-N-Out, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, and Five Guys burgers. Raising Cane’s has five locations in Florida. In-N-Out burgers remains primarily a west coast chain, however.