Fast Food Capitals

If America is fast-food nation, which city should be crowned capital? The Daily Beast ranks those most saturated with drive-thru joints and fast-food restaurants.

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1, Orlando, FL


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

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2, Louisville, KY


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

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3, Richmond, VA


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

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4, Miami, FL


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

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5, Las Vegas, NV


Total fast food restaurants: 683
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 120.3
Most prominent chain: Subway

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6, Tampa, FL


Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 100.0
Most prominent chain: Subway

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7, Baton Rouge, LA


Total fast food restaurants: 216
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 95.8
Most prominent chain: Burger King

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8, Cincinnati, OH


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

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9, Spokane, WA


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

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10, Birmingham, AL


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

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11, Pittsburgh, PA


Total fast food restaurants: 225
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 72.2
Most prominent chain: Subway

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12, Rochester, NY


Total fast food restaurants: 149
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 71.9
Most prominent chain: Dunkin’ Donuts

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13, Atlanta, GA


Total fast food restaurants: 372
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 68.8
Most prominent chain: Subway

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14, Greensboro, NC


Total fast food restaurants: 174
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 68.2
Most prominent chain: Subway

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15, Montgomery, AL


Total fast food restaurants: 125
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 61.8
Most prominent chain: Wendy’s

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16, Bakersfield, CA


Total fast food restaurants: 198
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 61.0
Most prominent chain: Subway

17, Tucson, AZ


Total fast food restaurants: 331
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 60.9
Most prominent chain: Subway

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18, Colorado Springs, CO


Total fast food restaurants: 242
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 60.5
Most prominent chain: Subway

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19, Chesapeake, VA


Total fast food restaurants: 134
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 60.2
Most prominent chain: Subway

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20, Tulsa, OK


Total fast food restaurants: 233
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 59.8
Most prominent chain: Sonic

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21, Sacramento, CA


Total fast food restaurants: 276
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 59.1
Most prominent chain: Subway

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22, Indianapolis, IN


Total fast food restaurants: 475
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 58.8
Most prominent chain: Subway

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23, Raleigh, NC


Total fast food restaurants: 237
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 58.4
Most prominent chain: Subway

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24, Boise, ID


Total fast food restaurants: 120
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 58.3
Most prominent chain: Subway

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25, Durham, NC


Total fast food restaurants: 133
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 58.0
Most prominent chain: Subway

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26, Norfolk, VA


Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 57.9
Most prominent chain: Subway

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27, Portland, OR


Total fast food restaurants: 324
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 57.2
Most prominent chain: Subway

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28, Lexington, KY



Total fast food restaurants: 169
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 57.0
Most prominent chain: Arby’s

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29, Wichita, KS


Total fast food restaurants: 212
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 57.0
Most prominent chain: Pizza Hut

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30, Jacksonville, FL


Total fast food restaurants: 463
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 56.9
Most prominent chain: Subway

31, Albuquerque, NM


Total fast food restaurants: 300
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 56.7
Most prominent chain: Subway

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32, Akron, OH


Total fast food restaurants: 114
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 55.0
Most prominent chain: Subway

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33, Fort Wayne, IN


Total fast food restaurants: 140
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 54.7
Most prominent chain: Dairy Queen

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34, Virginia Beach, VA


Total fast food restaurants: 237
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 54.7
Most prominent chain: Subway

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35, Houston, TX


Total fast food restaurants: 1,228
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 54.4
Most prominent chain: Subway

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36, Plano, TX


Total fast food restaurants: 147
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 53.7
Most prominent chain: Subway

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37, Lubbock, TX


Total fast food restaurants: 121
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 53.6
Most prominent chain: Sonic

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38. Reno, NV


Total fast food restaurants: 117
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 53.3
Most prominent chain: Subway

39, Denver, CO


Total fast food restaurants: 324
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 53.1
Most prominent chain: Subway

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40, Scottsdale, AZ


Total fast food restaurants: 125
Fast food restaurants per 100,000 residents: 52.6
Most prominent chain: Subway