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NATIONAL REPORT -- America, as a whole, loves fast food -- but there are certain parts of the country where this love affair with dollar menus, value meals and drive-thru ordering is strongest, according to Business Insider, which looked at spending data for the 100 largest U.S. cities by population.
Its report focused on which of these cities spent the most and ate the most often at the following national fast-food chains: McDonald's, Wendy's, KFC, Taco Bell, Subway, Pizza Hut, Arby's and Burger King. Based on its finding, America's fast-food capital is Plano, Texas. The northern Texas town spends 2.3 times more than the national average on fast food, and orders 2.1 times more at fast-food joints than the average U.S. city.
Other top fast-food cities were also from the South or Midwest: Madison, Wis., ranked second on the list, and Wichita, Kansas, ranked third.
Cities that ranked at the bottom of the list tended to be coastal cities: San Francisco ranked 91st, spending 47 percent less than the national average. Philadelphia ranked 99th, spending 63 percent less than the national average, and Boston, which ranked last on the list, shunned fast food the most, spending 92 percent less on fast food than the national average.