Which U.S. City Eats The Most Chick-Fil-A?

Crispy, fried chicken. Pickles. Toasted, buttery bun. Waffles fries. Creamy milkshake. Frozen lemonade. Did Chick-fil-A pop in your head? According to Statista, Chick-fil-A recorded close to $6 billion in revenue in 2021, calling in mass amounts of chicken to provide across the United States. As one of the largest fast-food restaurants in gross sales in the country, it's no surprise that North America loves its fried chicken sandwiches.

With locations in 47 states — minus Alaska, Hawaii, and Vermont — Chick-fil-A brings deliciously fried chicken sandwiches to people six days a week. Some states might be more popular than others, but the average restaurant earns an average of $7 million a year in sales (via L'Espresso Bar Mercurio). While Texas holds the record for the state with the most Chick-fil-A locations – accounting for 456 locations or 16% of all of the chain's locations — there is actually a city that eats more Chick-fil-A sandwiches than any other city in the United States.

Atlanta takes the top spot for Chick-fil-A consumption

In case you were wondering, there is a city in the United States that eats the most Chick-fil-A. According to Chick-fil-A, Atlanta comes in first place as the city that eats the most original chicken sandwiches. As the birthplace of the original chicken sandwich in the early 1960s, Atlanta has never forgotten the taste of the lightly breaded chicken breast topped with two pickles on a toasted, buttered bun. After the addition of fried and grilled chicken sandwiches and nuggets to The Dwarf Grill in the Atlanta suburb of Hapeville, Georgia, the city has chosen the popular chicken chain over its direct competitor Popeyes for years, estimating over 1,000 chicken sandwiches sold at every location every day (via L'Espresso Bar Mercurio).

Atlanta knocks several other major U.S. cities out of the top spot, including Dallas-Ft. Worth and Houston, Texas in second and third place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in fourth place, and Washington, D.C. in fifth place.