Fast food in Massachusetts is plentiful, just as it is across the United States. But what fast food chains are the most popular in Mass?
Gambling.com asked the question recently, and they came up with this list: The Most Popular Fast Food Rankings in the Bay State. You can visit Gambling.com’s Massachusett’s page here. And we’ll dive into the list below, which certainly had some chains you’d expect (the No. 1 will come as no surprise), but also had a few unexpected entries.
First though, a little bit of my own pontificating. I’m of the mind that, when you ask someone what their favorite fast food joint is, more often than not they’ll answer with the chain the grew up closest to. Case in point: when I was growing up in Greenwood, we had McDonald’s right on Main St. It was our summer oasis between games of stickball at Greenwood school. From early on, I had a taste for Mickey Dee’s. And to this day, I’ll still find myself craving the 2 Cheeseburgers Meal. It used to be $2.99 for 2 cheeseburgers, fries, and a coke!
20 of Massachusetts’ Most Popular Fast Food Restaurants Ranked
Personal theories aside, how was the research gathered for this one? How were the numbers crunched? Here’s how:
The research team at Gambling.com analyzed Google Trends statistics to discover what MA’s favorite Fast Food Chains and Takeout Cuisines were over the past 7 days. Four different fast food related phrases were analyzed on Google Trends to measure the popularity of each Fast Food Chain. Separately, three phrases were used to measure the different Takeout Cuisines. The totals for all phrases were then added together for each chain/takeout type. Finally the Fast Food Chains and Takeout Cuisines were ranked by popularity.
Makes sense to me! So let’s see how the Top 20 shook out.