Top 10 Cities With Highest Fast Food Saturation

We’ve already talked about the place in the lower 48 states farthest away from a Big Mac, but what about those cities where you couldn’t swing a cat (not that we’d ever recommend swinging a cat or any other animal) without hitting a fast food joint?

The Daily Beast looked at American cities with populations of over 200,000 and came up with a list of the 40 towns with the highest ratio of chain fast food restaurants to population.

Of the top 10 cities on the list, three — including list-topper Orlando — are in Florida. Las Vegas (#5) had the highest total number of fast food eateries with 683 while Spokane (#9) had the fewest amount, 158, of fast food outlets among these ten towns.

Also, in all but two of the cities in the top 10, Subway was the most prominent chain restaurant represented. Burger King was the most prominent chain in the two other cities.

Here are the top 10 from the Beast’s slideshow:

1. Orlando, FL
Total fast food restaurants: 463
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 196.3
Most prominent chain: Subway

2. Louisville, KY
Total fast food restaurants: 377
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 147.1
Most prominent chain: Subway

3. Richmond, VA
Total fast food restaurants: 274
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 134.0
Most prominent chain: Subway

4. Miami, FL
Total fast food restaurants: 535
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 123.5
Most prominent chain: Burger King

5. Las Vegas, NV
Total fast food restaurants: 683
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 120.3
Most prominent chain: Subway

6. Tampa, FL
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 100.0
Most prominent chain: Subway

7. Baton Rouge, LA
Total fast food restaurants: 216
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 95.8
Most prominent chain: Burger King

8. Cincinnati, OH
Total fast food restaurants: 313
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 94.0
Most prominent chain: Subway

9. Spokane, WA
Total fast food restaurants: 158
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 77.7
Most prominent chain: Subway

10. Birmingham, AL
Total fast food restaurants: 168
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 73.0
Most prominent chain: Subway

40 Fast-Food Capitals [Daily Beast]