Food And Drinks

Orlando has extra quick meals chains per capita than anyplace else within the nation


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If it looks like Orlando has a fast food restaurant on almost every corner, it’s because we do.

According to a study by Datafiniti, a web data collection company,
Orlando ranks number one in the nation for fast food chains with 18.4 locations per 100,000 residents, followed by Cincinnati with 13.2 locations per capita and Las Vegas with 13.1.

To gather the information, Datafiniti searched for restaurants across the country and adapted them to the population of each city. Among the cities with the lowest number of fast food chains, New York City came top with 0.6 restaurants per capita. Ventura, CA and the Bronx are close behind.

While Orlando is the city with the highest number of fast food restaurants per capita, the state of Florida actually ranks 38th in the country, with Alabama being the fast food king of the country.

The study also looked at how widespread McDonald’s locations are across the country. Unsurprisingly, Orlando is also number 1 for most McD’s locations at 20.9 per 100,000 residents.

From Datafiniti:

Orlando, FL tops the list with 20.9 fast food restaurants per 100,000 population. Two other major cities in Florida, Miami with 13.0 and Tampa with 9.3, are in the top ten. We also see that McDonald’s is popular nationwide, with Las Vegas, NV at 1:9 p.m., Minneapolis, MN at 10.4 a.m., and Buffalo, NY at 9.7 a.m. also on the list. For cities with the lowest McDonald’s per capita, five of the top ten are in California, with Ventura, CA topping the list at just 0.4.

While McDonald’s can apparently be found everywhere, Subway actually has the most locations domestically and makes up 18.6 percent of the restaurants on the data set. McDonald’s follows slightly behind with 11.3 percent of all restaurants, followed by Burger King with 5.7 percent.

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Janet Smith