We Demand a Recount: Texans Are Unhappy About This Fast Food Survey
You won’t believe the chain voted most popular.
Just as with Chick-fil-A and Georgia and Krispy Kreme and North Carolina, Whataburger proudly has Texas to call its home state. And Texans are very loyal to their beloved burger chain, as backlash to a new survey made clear.
It all started last Thursday, October 19th, when Business Insider and Foursquare named the most popular fast food chain in every state in America. To determine the winners, Foursquare looked at their data to see which chains received the most visits on average per location in every state based on the total number of visits to each chain divided by the number of locations in that state.
While some survey results were no-brainers (like Chick-fil-A dominating the entire country!), California chain In-N-Out Burger taking the Lone Star State left many astounded, especially Texans.
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Many Whataburger fans quickly took to social media to voice their concern over the survey results, and even Texas governor Greg Abbott and Whataburger chimed in.
While Texans calling out the blasphemous results may seem like mere humor, it's also worth noting the flaws of the survey. According to MySanAntonio.com, In-N-Out operates 35 restaurants in the entire state of Texas. Meanwhile, Whataburger runs nearly 200 locations in the greater Houston area, alone. Texans may not document a regular weekday Whatburger trip due to its incredible popularity, but In-N-Out's relative rarity may lead to more Foursquare users recording their visit to the chain. Moreover, Foursquare isn't as booming as it once was, with many noting their fast food runs on Instagram or Snapchat over the location-based check-in service. Of course, many people don't think to share their late-night snack jaunt on social media at all.
For now, it's safe to say we'll be washing down our Whataburger Patty Melt with a side of skepticism over this popularity contest.