What is America’s Favorite Fast Food Restaurant?
Despite an influx of new fast food restaurants that promise flavor and healthy choices, McDonald’s still reigns as the most beloved fast food restaurant in the United States. According to an analysis of Google search on Google Trends, this past year, McDonald’s (blue) was the most searched fast foods in the United States, followed by Subway(red) and Panera (purple), with Chick-fil-A(yellow) and In-n-Out trailing far behind.
There are only three states where other restaurant searches were more popular than McDonald’s. Subway is most popular in New York and South Dakota where the searches for it slightly surpass those for McDonald’s. Panera outperforms McDonald’s only in Virginia.
From this graph one can conclude that the first place people search for when looking for a place to eat is McDonald’s. It is safe to say that Americans still love the old golden arches.
Nike Wins Over College Football
With college football season in full swing and the polarizing Nike controversy I thought it would be interesting to see which topic would concern people the most. According to an analysis of Google search on Google Trends, despite a small spike for the term “college football” (red) at the beginning of September, Nike (blue) tops the searches from September 3rd to the 14th.
The cause of this trend is most likely a result of the Colin Kaepernick ad campaign.On September, 4 Nike released and ad featuring the football player, which incited much debate and strong reactions.
Overall the difference seems to be only significant in that period of time following the release and searched for football rise towards the middle of the month.