The folks over at Flowing Data made a useful series of burger maps, documenting America’s taste in burger chains across the U.S.
The map above looks at the nation’s most popular burger chains individually to sort out regional preferences. In-N-Outs are mostly concentrated in California (duh), and the Midwest is all about White Castle. Meanwhile, you have to head to Texas and other southern states to try Whataburger, and you won’t find any Krystals outside the South.
A second map, below, documents the closest of seven major burger chains [Burger King, Dairy Queen, Carl’s Jr., Jack in the Box, McDonald’s, Sonic, Wendy’s] for various points across the country. The burger nerd behind Flowing Data, Nathan Yau, writes, “I chugged along every 20 miles, checked within a 10-mile radius, and then colored each dot accordingly.”
Then there’s this important map, which shows the great regional riff between Dairy Queen and Sonic.
Are you a DQ or Sonic fan? In a perfect world, we’d be near both at all times so we could eat a FlameThrower Grillburger for lunch, and then a SuperSonic double cheeseburger for dinner.