This Is the Most Hated Fast Food Chain in America

Sarah Crow
·4 min read

Americans disagree on innumerable issues, from politics to sports to the correct pronunciation of the word "caramel." However, there's one issue Americans are more than willing to come together on: proclaiming their disdain for one particularly maligned fast food restaurant. A new poll, which was compiled by data from The Daring Kitchen, scanned mentions of hated fast food restaurants in over 180,000 geotagged tweets. The results, posted by CBS affiliate KUTV, found that there was one fast food chain in particular that drew the most backlash from customers: Burger King. In fact, the burger chain, which has more than 7,200 locations in the U.S., was found to be the most hated fast food chain in 15 separate states.

However, Burger King was far from the only fast food chain to earn some considerable ire from its patrons. The poll tracked mentions of Burger King, McDonald's, Taco Bell, Wendy's, Arby's, KFC, Jack in the Box, and White Castle, revealing which chain scored the lowest marks in each state. Read on to discover which fast food chain is the least popular where you live. And for the store people get frustrated with the most, check out This Store Has the Worst Customer Service in America.

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1

Alabama

cityscape photo of Birmingham, Alabama at dusk
cityscape photo of Birmingham, Alabama at dusk

Most hated fast food chain: McDonald's

2

Alaska

purple flowers and mountain in Valdez, Alaska
purple flowers and mountain in Valdez, Alaska

Most hated fast food chain: McDonald's

3

Arizona

cityscape photo of downtown Mesa, Arizona
cityscape photo of downtown Mesa, Arizona

Most hated fast food chain: Jack in the Box

4

Arkansas

cityscape photo of Little Rock, Arkansas at sunset
cityscape photo of Little Rock, Arkansas at sunset

Most hated fast food chain: Arby's

5

California

The skyline of Los Angeles, California at sunset.
The skyline of Los Angeles, California at sunset.

Most hated fast food chain: Burger King

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6

Colorado

skyline and mountains in Colorado Springs, Colorado at dusk
skyline and mountains in Colorado Springs, Colorado at dusk

Most hated fast food chain: McDonald's

7

Connecticut

cityscape photo of an empt parking lot, trees, buildings, and a busy highway in Hartford, Connecticut at sunset
cityscape photo of an empt parking lot, trees, buildings, and a busy highway in Hartford, Connecticut at sunset

Most hated fast food chain: Burger King

8

Delaware

cityscape photo of a pier, lake, and buildings at River Walk Park in Wilmington, Delaware at night
cityscape photo of a pier, lake, and buildings at River Walk Park in Wilmington, Delaware at night

Most hated fast food chain: Burger King

9

Florida

cityscape photo of fountain, buildings, and bridge in downtown Jacksonville, Florida
cityscape photo of fountain, buildings, and bridge in downtown Jacksonville, Florida

Most hated fast food chain: Arby's

10

Georgia

cityscape photo of Atlanta, Georgia
cityscape photo of Atlanta, Georgia

Most hated fast food chain: Arby's

11

Hawaii

cityscape photo of palm trees, buildings, and fast moving cars in Honolulu, Hawaii
cityscape photo of palm trees, buildings, and fast moving cars in Honolulu, Hawaii

Most hated fast food chain: Burger King

12

Idaho

cityscape photo of Boise, Idaho at sunset
cityscape photo of Boise, Idaho at sunset

Most hated fast food chain: Wendy's

13

Illinois

Buckingham fountain lighting up in Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois at night
Buckingham fountain lighting up in Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois at night

Most hated fast food chain: Arby's

14

Indiana

cityscape photo of Indianapolis, Indiana at night
cityscape photo of Indianapolis, Indiana at night

Most hated fast food chain: Wendy's

15

Iowa

cityscape photo of buildings, a street, and statue from behind in downtown Des Moines, Iowa at dusk
cityscape photo of buildings, a street, and statue from behind in downtown Des Moines, Iowa at dusk

Most hated fast food chain: Burger King

16

Kansas

cityscape photos of Wichita, Kansas
cityscape photos of Wichita, Kansas

Most hated fast food chain: Burger King

17

Kentucky

cityscape photo of a river and buildings in Louisville, Kentucky at night
cityscape photo of a river and buildings in Louisville, Kentucky at night

Most hated fast food chain: Taco Bell

18

Louisiana

cityscape photo of buildings in New Orleans, Louisiana at night
cityscape photo of buildings in New Orleans, Louisiana at night

Most hated fast food chain: Burger King

19

Maine

cityscape photos of Portland, Maine
cityscape photos of Portland, Maine

Most hated fast food chain: Burger King

20

Maryland

the Baltimore skyline and Inner Harbor Promenade in Baltimore, Maryland
the Baltimore skyline and Inner Harbor Promenade in Baltimore, Maryland

Most hated fast food chain: Burger King

21

Massachusetts

cityscape photos of buildings and shops in Quincy Market in Boston, Massachusetts at twilight
cityscape photos of buildings and shops in Quincy Market in Boston, Massachusetts at twilight

Most hated fast food chain: KFC

22

Michigan

city skyline of buildings in downtown Detroit, Michigan at twilight
city skyline of buildings in downtown Detroit, Michigan at twilight

Most hated fast food chain: McDonald's

23

Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota skyline
Minneapolis, Minnesota skyline

Most hated fast food chain: Taco Bell

24

Mississippi

city skyline and Mississippi Stat Capitol Building in Jackson, Mississippi
city skyline and Mississippi Stat Capitol Building in Jackson, Mississippi

Most hated fast food chain: Burger King

25

Missouri

cityscape photo of Kansas City, Missouri
cityscape photo of Kansas City, Missouri

Most hated fast food chain: Taco Bell

26

Montana

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Most hated fast food chain: McDonald's

27

Nebraska

cityscape photo of downtown Omaha, Nebraska
cityscape photo of downtown Omaha, Nebraska

Most hated fast food chain: McDonald's

28

Nevada

cityscape photo of the Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada at dusk
cityscape photo of the Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada at dusk

Most hated fast food chain: Wendy's

29

New Hampshire

city skyline of buildings in Manchester, New Hampshire
city skyline of buildings in Manchester, New Hampshire

Most hated fast food chain: McDonald's

30

New Jersey

buildings next to the Hudson River and in the Waterfront Walkway in Jersey City, New Jersey
buildings next to the Hudson River and in the Waterfront Walkway in Jersey City, New Jersey

Most hated fast food chain: Burger King

31

New Mexico

buildings in and the city skyline of downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico
buildings in and the city skyline of downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico

Most hated fast food chain: Wendy's

32

New York

city skyline of and Water of New York Harbor in New York, NY
city skyline of and Water of New York Harbor in New York, NY

Most hated fast food chain: Taco Bell

33

North Carolina

city skyline of Durham, North Carolina
city skyline of Durham, North Carolina

Most hated fast food chain: Burger King

34

North Dakota

grand forks north dakota
grand forks north dakota

Most hated fast food chain: Burger King

35

Ohio

bridge with a bright red railing and buildings in downtown Toledo, Ohio
bridge with a bright red railing and buildings in downtown Toledo, Ohio

Most hated fast food chain: White Castle

36

Oklahoma

cityscape photo of Tulsa, Oklahoma at dusk
cityscape photo of Tulsa, Oklahoma at dusk

Most hated fast food chain: Burger King

37

Oregon

city skyline of and the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon
city skyline of and the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon

Most hated fast food chain: Taco Bell

38

Pennsylvania

city skyline and the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at dusk
city skyline and the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at dusk

Most hated fast food chain: Taco Bell

39

Rhode Island

cityscape photo of pier and building in downtown Providence, Rhode Island
cityscape photo of pier and building in downtown Providence, Rhode Island

Most hated fast food chain: KFC

40

South Carolina

city skyline and highway in Columbia, South Carolina at night
city skyline and highway in Columbia, South Carolina at night

Most hated fast food chain: Taco Bell

41

South Dakota

rapid city south dakota
rapid city south dakota

Most hated fast food chain: McDonald's

42

Tennessee

cityscape photo of Nashville, Tennessee at dusk
cityscape photo of Nashville, Tennessee at dusk

Most hated fast food chain: McDonald's

43

Texas

downtown Austin, Texas
downtown Austin, Texas

Most hated fast food chain: KFC

And if you're wondering where folks may have a serious hankering for some comfort food, This Is the Most Stoned State in America.

44

Utah

cityscape photo of Salt Lake City, Utah at dusk
cityscape photo of Salt Lake City, Utah at dusk

Most hated fast food chain: Taco Bell

45

Vermont

city skyline and buildings in Montipelier, Vermont at twilight
city skyline and buildings in Montipelier, Vermont at twilight

Most hated fast food chain: McDonald's

46

Virginia

cityscape photo of Richmond, Virginia at sunset
cityscape photo of Richmond, Virginia at sunset

Most hated fast food chain: KFC

47

Washington

city skyline and busy highway in Seattle, Washington at night
city skyline and busy highway in Seattle, Washington at night

Most hated fast food chain: McDonald's

48

West Virginia

city skyline and river in downtown Charleston, West Virginia at dusk
city skyline and river in downtown Charleston, West Virginia at dusk

Most hated fast food chain: Burger King

49

Wisconsin

cityscape photos of buildings and house in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin at night
cityscape photos of buildings and house in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin at night

Most hated fast food chain: Wendy's

50

Wyoming

the reflection of glaciers and tress in a lake in Teton, Wyoming
the reflection of glaciers and tress in a lake in Teton, Wyoming

Most hated fast food chain: Taco Bell