New Jersey is a state populated with outstanding restaurants; from mom-and-pop Italian, tons of pizza places, and the unassuming Jersey diner — New Jersey has it all.

But, sometimes you just want something quick, something with a drive-thru; even if you don’t love it, sometimes fast food is the best option.

But when circumstances call for it, where does New Jersey go for fast food?

The most popular choice isn’t a burger place, though; it specializes in chicken.

A site called World Population Review looked at numbers from Cheapism, Food & Wine, SavingSpot, and others to determine not only which fast food was the most popular in each state, but also the most searched for, and the most iconic.

When the numbers were all crunched, they determined that New Jersey’s favorite fast food is Chick-fil-A.

New Jersey’s Best Iconic chain is Jersey Mike’s Subs (started in Point Pleasant) and the three most searched for are:

  1. McDonald’s
  2. Starbucks
  3. Dominos

It’s surprising to see a chain pizza joint on the list, considering how seriously New Jersey takes pizza, but there you have it.

While it might seem like Chick-fil-A’s have only recently been popping up everywhere, the first one in New Jersey opened almost 50 years ago in Paramus.

There are now 60 locations in the Garden State.

According to World Population Review, there are 201,865 fast food restaurants in the US; Subway has the most locations at 20,622. Starbucks is second, with about 15,000, and McDonald’s has 13,500.

Btw, 33 other states named Chick-fil-A their favorite.

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