Survey finds Five Guys is the most popular chain in the Los Angeles area
By Dolores Quintana
Top Agency, or Test Optimize Perform – a collaborative team of marketing agencies that collect and analyze data, has released its list of the top five restaurants in every state and in thirty of the nation’s largest cities.
For the state of California, as of June 2022, data from Top Agency indicates that these are the top five restaurants:
- Eat Mexican QDoba
- Burger In-N-Out
- Charley’s Philly Steaks
- Grilled Mexican Chipotle
According to the study and as reported by KTLA, the Top Agency study found, “In California, there was a 49% increase in fast food consumption in 2021. This ranks 10th out of the 50 states from the country. According to the study, California as a whole chose McDonald’s as its most popular fast food restaurant.
According to the Top Agency study, the top five restaurants in Los Angeles are:
- five guys
- Chipotle Mexican Grill
- Burger In-N-Out
Even though In-N-Out is one of the seemingly most popular restaurants in the area, one that was founded in the San Gabriel Valley and is an integral part of the Southern California fast food scene, the iconic burger chain is ranked third out of the top five. . It’s somewhat shocking that one chain is getting so much attention, at a time when burger chains are making the most sales gains, according to the study. In-n-Out restaurants achieved a 54% increase in traffic nationwide in 2022, but that still wasn’t enough to give the chain the top spot in its home turf. Five Guys, a Virginia chain, took first place, and fast-casual Mexican restaurant McDonald’s took second place.
Chik-fil-A of Georgia came in fifth after a fourth-place finish from the venerable McDonald’s.