Ever wondered which burger chain is the most popular in the state of Texas? To be honest, the answer probably won't surprise you.
The most popular chain in Texas — by far — is Whataburger. This really shouldn't come as a surprise to you if you're one of the many making late-night runs to the popular restaurant chain. Started in Corpus Christi in 1950, Whataburger also has quite a following in New Mexico and Arizona.
While Whataburger dominates the Texas market, there are still a few areas in the state that prefer other chains.
Although Whataburger dominates the Texas burger market, there are still a few areas in the state that prefer other chains. California-based chain In-N-Out has a smattering of fans in the northeastern part of Texas, and a number of areas also have Carl's Jr. as their preferred chain.
Perhaps a bit surprisingly, Dairy Queen is the most popular in only a few areas around the state, although the chain feels nearly omnipresent when taking a cross-state road trip. Jack in the Box, Sonic and Wisconsin-based Culver's are also the most popular in several areas, but it's nothing compared to the dominance of Whataburger.
A number of chains, specifically Checkers, White Castle, Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Hardee's (which is actually the most popular burger joint in the nation) are not featured on the Texas map. Of course, some of those chains don't even have a Texas presence.