American teens’ obsession with the Atlanta-based chicken chain rages on, according to new survey.

By Meghan Overdeep
April 10, 2019
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Chick fil-A continues to rank No. 1 in the hearts, wallets, and bellies of American teenagers.

According to the latest results from Piper Jaffray’s semi-annual “Taking Stock with Teens” survey, American teens’ obsession with the Atlanta-based chicken chain is showing no signs of abating. For the second year in a row, Chick fil-A is the youth of the country’s favorite restaurant.

The survey conducted by the financial services company sheds light on the spending trends and brand preferences of 8,000 Generation Z teens across 47 U.S. states with an average age of 16. The average teen reportedly spends approximately $2,600 a year, making them a prized retail commodity.

WATCH: The Average Chick-fil-A Restaurant Tops McDonald's, Starbucks, and Subway in Sales

Chick fil-A first made Piper Jaffray's top-five list in spring 2012, and spent the next five years moving up the list one spot at a time, reports Business Insider. It took over as teenagers' favorite restaurant a year ago. This year Starbucks ranked second on the list, followed by Chipotle in third, Dunkin' in fourth, and McDonald's in fifth. Chick fil-A, per store, also makes more in sales than all those restaurants—some of the most popular fast food chains in the country—combined. 

Chick fil-A is definitely doing something right!

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