From cult favorites to local institutions,

here is each state’s favorite
fast-food restaurant.

You can only get Milo’s
Hamburgers in Alabama.

The Milo’s original burger

consists of a fresh-grilled patty,

its famous secret sauce,
onions, and pickles.

Tommy’s Burger Stop is
a small diner in Anchorage

that specializes in Cajun-influenced
burgers and po’boys.

Its burgers are humongous
and packed with flavor.

Known for its large portions,

you can depend on Filiberto’s
for your Mexican-food craving.

The favorite thing on the
menu is the Arizona burrito,

made of carne asada, pico de gallo,

potatoes, and cheese.

Slim Chickens is the go-to

fast-food chain in Northwest Arkansas.

It prides itself on its
all-natural chicken tenders,

and there are 17 dipping
sauces to choose from.

You’ll be hard-pressed
to find a Californian

who doesn’t love In-N-Out.

Its not-so-secret menu

includes the Animal-Style burgers and fries.

You can even get a burger
with a lettuce bun.

The first Chipotle
opened in Denver in 1993,

but it’s multiplied to
over 2,600 US locations.

While burritos, bowls, and tacos

are the bulk of its orders,

Chipotle’s secret menu includes

quesadillas and loaded nachos.

Duchess is a 14-restaurant chain

found only in Connecticut.

It has all-day breakfast platters,

but the crown jewels are
the breakfast sandwiches.

Capriotti’s is known for its
turkey subs and cheesesteaks.

The signature is the Bobbie,

which is basically Thanksgiving on a roll.

People love Pollo Tropical

for its juicy chicken
and Caribbean flavors.

Its chicken is marinated for hours

and flame-grilled for the best flavor.

Fast-food giant Chick-fil-A
was founded in Atlanta in 1967.

Since then, it’s opened
about 2,600 US locations.

The waffle fries are the
most-ordered menu item,

even beating out the
original chicken sandwich.

People go to Zippy’s for
local comfort food in Hawaii.

It serves both classic diner food

and Hawaiian-style food,

such as saimin and Chili Moco.

Boise Fry Company has great burgers,

but it’s famous for its french fries.

You can choose from six kinds of potatoes

and five different cuts,

not to mention the nine dipping sauces,

which include blueberry
ketchup and pumpkin aioli.

Portillo’s is known for
its Chicago-style hot dogs,

topped with mustard, relish, onions,

tomato, pickle, sport
peppers, and celery salt.

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Whoo!

But its best-kept secret
is the Cake Shake,

which has a whole slice
of chocolate cake in it.

Steak ‘n Shake gives
you a classic diner vibe

with its breakfast,
burgers, and milkshakes.

Customers love the Frisco Melt,

the restaurant’s version of a patty melt.

Maid-Rite specializes in
loose-meat sandwiches,

which are similar to sloppy
joes without the sauce.

But there’s a secret spice
blend that packs a punch.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers

is known for its friendly service,

retro vibe, and delicious steakburgers.

It also serves some unforgettable

frozen custard and sundaes.

While the original recipe
was created in Kentucky,

KFC has become a worldwide phenomenon.

It’s the world’s second-largest

restaurant chain, after McDonald’s.

While Popeyes was founded
in New Orleans in 1972,

we’re choosing Raising Cane’s
for its chicken fingers.

With roughly seven items on the menu,

an emphasis is put on
quality over quantity.

The Highroller Lobster Co.

makes awesome lobster rolls and burgers.

Another must-have is the
lobster cheese crisp taco.

Boardwalk Fries serves some
of the best fries in Maryland.

Its fries are cooked multiple times,

lightly salted, and served fresh.

America runs on Dunkin’,

but Massachusetts is where it was birthed.

Known for its fast service
and affordable prices,

Dunkin’ is a reliable place

to get a quick bite
and even faster coffee.

Leo’s Coney Island is a restaurant chain

found specifically in Michigan.

It’s popular for the breakfast

and Greek specialties like
gyros and Greek salad.

Dairy Queen is headquartered
in Minneapolis.

Its most well-known
item is the DQ Blizzard,

which has more than 20
flavors to choose from.

Zaxby’s has more than 900
locations, mostly in the South.

It’s known for its chicken finger plate,

which includes chicken
fingers with Texas toast,

coleslaw, crinkle fries,

Zax sauce, and a 22-ounce drink.

Lion’s Choice specializes
in roast beef sandwiches,

mainly in the St. Louis area.

These sandwiches are made

of real top round beef
and served medium rare.

The Pickle Barrel makes some of the best

cheesesteaks and subs in Montana.

They’re made with fresh ingredients

and are generously portioned.

A runza is a classic Nebraskan food.

It’s basically a Hot Pocket

with beef, cabbage, and onions

that originated from Nebraska’s German

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and Russian immigrant populations.

Port of Subs is known for its fresh,

sliced-as-you-order subs,

ranging from 5 to 24 inches.

Similar to Subway,

it has an assembly-line
setup for a quick meal to go.

Mr. Mac’s specializes in mac ‘n’ cheese.

It offers 21 flavors,

including the Taco Mac and Pizza Mac.

Jersey Mike’s is known

for its quick serve and fresh hoagies.

One of its most popular sandwiches

is the turkey and provolone.

Blake’s Lotaburger was
founded in Albuquerque.

The signature is the LOTA burger

with green chili and cheese.

It’s said that the LOTA
burger was a large contributor

to popularizing green
chilies on hamburgers.

Shake Shack started as a hot-dog cart

inside Madison Square
Park in New York City.

As it grew into a park stand

and then multi-restaurant
chain, it expanded the menu

to include burgers, fries,
and frozen custards.

Even today, the Innovation Kitchen

at the West Village location

is trying out test items.

The foundation of Bojangles

is its fried chicken and biscuits.

Other standouts are
the Cajun Filet Biscuit

and the Bo-Berry Biscuit.

Space Aliens Grill & Bar

is an outer-space-themed restaurant chain

found in North Dakota and Minnesota.

The fun decor is filled with neon lights,

alien statues, and arcade games.

Skyline Chili is known
for its three-way dish,

consisting of spaghetti,
chili, and cheese.

In fact, you can top most menu items

with Cincinnati-style chili
and a mountain of cheese.

Sonic is headquartered in Oklahoma City.

Its iconic drive-up layout

makes ordering quick
and in-car dining easy.

Popular menu items are the
foot-long hot dog and slushies.

Burgerville is a restaurant chain

popular in Oregon and
southwest Washington.

Its burgers and milkshakes are staples,

but it’s the seasonal items
that people look forward to.

Another fun fact is the
chain uses 100% wind power

for all its restaurants.

Wawa isn’t just a convenience store,

but a way of life for Pennsylvanians.

Hoagies, coffee, gas, breakfast, snacks;

just name it, and you can get it at Wawa.

Olneyville New York System

is known for its hot
wieners and coffee milk.

The hot wieners are topped with

yellow mustard, meat
sauce, and chopped onions.

Waffle House is a Southern staple.

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Whether you’re going in

for an early breakfast
or a late-night meal,

you can find dependable 24-hour
service and delicious food.

Giliberto’s Mexican Taco Shop

has two locations in South Dakota.

It serves mouthwatering Mexican food,

such as carne asada and carnitas tacos.

Krystal is a Southern fast-food chain

founded in Tennessee.

It’s known for its iconic sliders,

similar to White Castle.

But don’t underestimate
this small sandwich;

it’s the most popular thing on the menu.

Texans love Whataburger…

a lot.

Its patties are served
on a 5-inch-diameter bun,

making it bigger than
a lot of other burgers.

Other standouts are the patty melt

and Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit.

Crown Burgers serves both
fast food and Greek cuisine,

but its claim to fame is the Crown Burger,

a cheeseburger with lots of pastrami.

Al’s French Frys is a
small-town burger joint

in South Burlington.

It’s been serving burgers and fries

to Vermont locals since 1946.

Biscuitville is a popular fast-food chain

in Virginia and North Carolina.

It specializes in Southern
breakfast classics

like biscuit sandwiches, grits,

country ham, and hash browns.

Dick’s Drive-In is a
Seattle-based fast-food chain

that focuses on burgers,
fries, and shakes.

Its signature burger, the Dick’s Deluxe,

is simple, but delicious.

Tudor’s Biscuit World
is a restaurant chain

commonly found in West Virginia

specializing in breakfast and biscuits.

Culver’s is a Wisconsin favorite.

The must-haves are the
ButterBurger with a frozen custard.

And since it’s Wisconsin,

you’ve gotta try the fried cheese curds.

Taco John’s was founded
in Cheyenne in 1968.

Since then, its tacos have made it

all over the Midwest and
Rocky Mountain region.

Popular menu items are the
quesadilla taco and Potato Olés.

While they aren’t technically states,

here are the favorite
fast-food restaurants

from Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico.

Ben’s Chili Bowl is
beloved in Washington, DC.

Regulars order the half-smoked

smothered in homemade beef chili.

El Mesón Sándwiches is
Puerto Rico’s largest

restaurant chain, with 37 locations.

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