Arizona Among States That Love Chipotle The Most

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There are few staples that unite food lovers quite like a hand-rolled burrito the size of a large dinner plate.

That’s why it’s of little surprise national burrito fast-casual chain Chipotle is a fan favorite of Americans from coast to coast, including Arizona.

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.

BetArizona.com, your source for the best coverage of Arizona sportsbooks, 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.

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States That Love Chipotle

Rank State Google Trends Search Volume Chipotle’s Per 1M People % Share of Chipotles in U.S.
1Ohio6819.77%
2Maryland7217.13%
3Arizona5513.03%
4Florida5110.37%
5Illinois5112.75%
6Virginia4414.54%
7California2911.715%
8Texas399.79%
9Pennsylvania419.144%
10New York3610.36%

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Where Arizona Ranks Among Chipotle-Crazed States

The Grand Canyon State wound up with the third-highest Google search volume for Chipotle-related subjects at 55, ranking behind Maryland (72) and Ohio (68) nationally.

Arizona also has the fourth highest concentration of Chipotle restaurants per capita at 13.0 per 1 million residents, ranking behind Ohio (19.7), Maryland (17.1) and Virginia (14.5) nationally.

Arizona wound up ahead of states like Florida, Illinois and Virginia nationally in terms of the three metrics used in our survey, while California, Texas, Pennsylvania and New York rounded out the top 10.

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Author

Christopher Boan is the lead writer at BetArizona.com after covering sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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