Map of the Week: What's the most iconic restaurant chain founded (or headquartered) in your state?

Nov 25, 2019
Chart of the Week, Budgeting, Research

Hat tip to Jadrian Wooten, Penn State educator, who tweeted about this recently: 

It's Thanksgiving week, so thoughts turn to food. Let's just enjoy the map and I can hear the debates going on in your classroom about your student's favorite restaurant chain.  

Wondering how the decisions were made on what chain to list on the map?


Food is one of your students' largest expense. Which snack brands are most favored by your students? We have a Question of the Day for that! 


About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.