Few foods generate generational praise like a well-stocked burrito full of savory meats, cheeses and a variety of vegetables and sauces.
And few places in the U.S. share a bond over the rolled tortilla-based delicacy like Texas, which seems to be especially fond of national chain Chipotle.
Between the state’s bountiful assortment of locations and the search traffic surrounding the chain on Google, it seems Texans are crazed about the Denver-based restaurant company.
Cinco de Mayo is a widely known holiday in the U.S. and Mexico. However, May 5 is also National Chipotle Day, which is a celebration of the chipotle pepper.
This fruit is a mainstay in many Mexican dishes and is the namesake of one of the most popular fast food chains in the U.S. Even if you prefer more authentic tacos, Chipotle has become a fast-food staple to get your Mexican food fix.
BetTexas.com, your source for the best coverage of Texas sports betting issues, used consumer data from ScrapeHero to determine how many Chipotle restaurants were in a state per 1 million people, as well as the percentage share of restaurants in the United States.
We also used search data from Google Trends for “Chipotle near me” in the past 90 days to determine relative interest in the chain (score of 100 being the most, 0 the least). Each category was then weighted, and each state ranked accordingly.
States That Love Chipotle
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Where Texas Ranks Among Chipotle-Crazed States
Texas wound up with the eighth-highest score in our rankings, sandwiched between California and Pennsylvania.
If there were Texas betting apps and they took wagers on such things, the state’s love of Chipotle might go down as a bit of an upset given the “Tex” in Tex-Mex.
Overall, the Lone Star State had an average Chipotle Google Trends search volume of 39, while Texas has 9.7 locations per 1 million residents and 9% of all Chipotle locations in the country within its boundaries.
Nationally, Texas wound up placing eighth when it came to search volume related to the chain and Chipotle restaurants per capita, while the state had the second highest share of locations, behind California (15%).
The Lone Star State finished ahead of Pennsylvania and New York nationally, while Ohio, Maryland, Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Virginia and California finished in front of Texas.