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Las Vegas ranks high on list of cities with most fast-food restaurants

Posted at 2:34 PM, Jul 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-16 18:54:10-04

We aren't sure if this is a good or a bad thing. Las Vegas ranks No. 3 for most fast-food restaurants for a major city and Nevada ranks No. 12 for number of fast-food restaurants per 10,000 residents.

A quarter of adults are addicted to fast food, according to Eric Schlosser, author of "Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal."

Schlosser says there are several reasons for that addiction -- it's easy, it's filling, it's convenient and inexpensive.

The folks at Datafiniti used their extensive database of business data to extract information on fast food restaurants and their locations.

They discovered that the highest concentrations of fast food restaurants per capita is in the central and southern states. The states with the fewest fast-food restaurants are mainly in the northeast.

The top 5 states with most fast-food restaurants per capita:

1. Alabama
2. Nebraska
3. West Virginia
4. Oklahoma
5. Tennessee

Cities with the most fast-food restaurants per capita were spread more evenly throughout the country. Orlando (Florida), Cincinnati (Ohio) and Las Vegas top the list. Cities with the fewest fast-food restaurants per capita are mainly concentrated in California and the northeast with New York City at number one.

The top 5 cities with most fast-food restaurants per capita:

1. Orlando, Florida
2. Cincinnati, Ohio
3. Las Vegas, Nevada
4. Miami, Florida
5. St. Louis, Missouri

McDonalds, which is the 2nd largest fast-food chain in America, is in all the major cities. Las Vegas has the 2nd most McDonald's per capita with 13.9 restaurants per 100K residents.

The top 10 largest fast-food restaurants chains are:

1. Subway
2. McDonald's
3. Burger King
4. Taco Bell
5. Pizza hut
6. Wendy's
7. Domino's Pizza
8. KFC
9. Dairy Queen
10. Arby's

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