Fast Food Cities

Which city has the most Starbucks locations—and where can you find the most IHOPs per resident? The Daily Beast finds the urban headquarters of the country's most prominent fast food joints.

Sebastian Widmann / AP Photo

Sebastian Widmann / AP Photo

McDonald's

Capital city: Louisville, KY
Locations in capital: 39
Locations per 100,000 residents: 15.2
U.S. sales 2009: $30,910,000*
Total U.S. locations: 13,980

*Technomic estimate

Tim Boyle / Getty Images

Subway

Capital city: Miami, FL
Locations in capital: 111
Locations per 100,000 residents: 25.6
U.S. sales 2009: $10,000,000
Total U.S. locations: 23,034

Gene J. Puskar / AP Photo

Burger King

Capital city: Orlando, FL
Locations in capital: 34
Locations per 100,000 residents: 14.4
U.S. sales 2009: $8,930,000*
Total U.S. locations: 13,980

*Technomic estimate

Haruyoshi Yamaguchi / Bloomberg via Getty Images

Wendy's

Capital city: Miami, FL
Locations in capital: 42
Locations per 100,000 residents: 9.7
U.S. sales 2009: $8,388,000*
Total U.S. locations: 5,877

*Technomic estimate

Imaginechina via AP Images

Starbucks

Capital city: Seattle, WA
Locations in capital: 130
Locations per 100,000 residents: 21.1
U.S. sales 2009: $8,347,200 *
Total U.S. locations: 11,181

*Technomic estimate

Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP Photo

Taco Bell

Capital city: Orlando, FL
Locations in capital: 24
Locations per 100,000 residents: 10.2
U.S. sales 2009: $6,800,000
Total U.S. locations: 5,604

Lisa Poole / AP Photo

Dunkin' Donuts

Capital city: Boston, MA
Locations in capital: 66
Locations per 100,000 residents: 10.2
U.S. sales 2009: $5,295,000*
Total U.S. locations: 6,500

*Technomic estimate

Reed Saxon / AP Photo

Pizza Hut

Capital city: Orlando, FL
Locations in capital: 22
Locations per 100,000 residents: 9.3
U.S. sales 2009: $5,000,000
Total U.S. locations: 7,566

Imaginechina via AP Images

KFC

Capital city: Orlando, FL
Locations in capital: 19
Locations per 100,000 residents: 8.1
U.S. sales 2009: $4,900,000
Total U.S. locations: 5,162

Mark Lennihan / AP Photo

Applebee's

Capital city: Louisville, KY
Locations in capital: 7
Locations per 100,000 residents: 2.7
U.S. sales 2009: $4,394,250
Total U.S. locations: 1,868

Sue Ogrocki / AP Photo

Sonic

Capital city: Oklahoma City, OK
Locations in capital: 40
Locations per 100,000 residents: 7.1
U.S. sales 2009: $3,793,216
Total U.S. locations: 3,560

Chris O'Connor / AP Photo

Chili's

Capital city: Orlando, FL
Locations in capital: 7
Locations per 100,000 residents: 3.0
U.S. sales 2009: $3,770,000
Total U.S. locations: 1,300

Tom Strattman / AP Photo

Olive Garden

Capital city: Richmond, VA
Locations in capital: 3
Locations per 100,000 residents: 1.5
U.S. sales 2009: $3,301,000
Total U.S. locations: 696

Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

Arby's

Capital city: Louisville, KY
Locations in capital: 20
Locations per 100,000 residents: 7.8
U.S. sales 2009: $3,228,751
Total U.S. locations: 3,596

Chick-fil-A, Inc. / PRNewsFoto

Chick-fil-A

Capital city: Richmond, VA
Locations in capital: 12
Locations per 100,000 residents: 5.9
U.S. sales 2009: $3,217,001
Total U.S. locations: 1,489

ferret111 / flickr

Jack in the Box

Capital city: Las Vegas, NV
Locations in capital: 41
Locations per 100,000 residents: 7.2
U.S. sales 2009: $3,085,000
Total U.S. locations: 2,228

Douglas C. Pizac / AP Photo

Domino's Pizza

Capital city: Minneapolis, MN
Locations in capital: 16
Locations per 100,000 residents: 4.2
U.S. sales 2009: $3,030,779*
Total U.S. locations: 4,937

*Technomic estimate

Tom Gannam / AP Photo

Panera Bread

Capital city: Orlando, FL
Locations in capital: 9
Locations per 100,000 residents: 3.8
U.S. sales 2009: $2,796,500
Total U.S. locations: 1,304

AP Photo

IHOP

Capital city: Las Vegas, NV
Locations in capital: 13
Locations per 100,000 residents: 2.3
U.S. sales 2009: $2,549,528
Total U.S. locations: 1,442

Steven Lane, The Columbian / AP Photo

Dairy Queen

Capital city: Louisville, KY
Locations in capital: 17
Locations per 100,000 residents: 6.6
U.S. sales 2009: $2,469,000*
Total U.S. locations: 4,540

*Technomic estimate

Red Lobster / PRNewsFoto

Red Lobster

Capital city: Cincinnati, OH
Locations in capital: 5
Locations per 100,000 residents: 1.5
U.S. sales 2009: $2,434,000
Total U.S. locations: 663

Joshua Lott, Bloomberg / Getty Images

Outback Steakhouse

Capital city: Orlando, FL
Locations in capital: 6
Locations per 100,000 residents: 2.5
U.S. sales 2009: $2,240,000*
Total U.S. locations: 787

*Technomic estimate

Ross Franklin / AP Photo

Denny's

Capital city: Las Vegas, NV
Locations in capital: 19
Locations per 100,000 residents: 3.3
U.S. sales 2009: $2,137,000
Total U.S. locations: 1,471

Patti Longmire / AP Photo

Papa John's

Capital city: Louisville, KY
Locations in capital: 19
Locations per 100,000 residents: 7.4
U.S. sales 2009: $2,057,267
Total U.S. locations: 2,781

John Russell / AP Photo

Cracker Barrel

Capital city: Chesapeake, VA
Locations in capital: 3
Locations per 100,000 residents: 1.3
U.S. sales 2009: $1,875,688
Total U.S. locations: 593

T.G.I. Friday's Restaurants / PRNewsFoto

T.G.I. Friday's

Capital city: Cincinnati, OH
Locations in capital: 6
Locations per 100,000 residents: 1.8
U.S. sales 2009: $1,835,000*
Total U.S. locations: 592

*Technomic estimate

jumbledpile / flickr

Quiznos

Capital city: Spokane, WA
Locations in capital: 8
Locations per 100,000 residents: 3.9
U.S. sales 2009: $1,776,500*
Total U.S. locations: 4,203

*Technomic estimate

Scott K. Brown / AP Photo

Hardee's

Capital city: Richmond, VA
Locations in capital: 11
Locations per 100,000 residents: 5.4
U.S. sales 2009: $1,660,000*
Total locations: 1,915

Tami Chappell / AP Photo

Popeyes

Capital city: Baton Rouge, LA
Locations in capital: 16
Locations per 100,000 residents: 7.1
U.S. sales 2009: $1,597,000*
Total U.S. locations: 1,576

*Technomic estimate

Jane Dominguez / Flickr

Ruby Tuesday

Capital city: Norfolk, VA
Locations in capital: 5
Locations per 100,000 residents: 2.1
U.S. sales 2009: $1,573,374*
Total U.S. locations: 840

*Technomic estimate