PeekAnalytics charts millions of tweets in over 12,000 cities to find the 20 most popular burger chains, and surfaces some surprising trends. Predictably, people love talking about McDonald's.

People also love to tweet about Burger King.

Surprisingly, In-N-Out Burger has just as many vocal devotees on the East Coast as on the West, despite having zero locations east of the Mississippi.

Shake Shack, the semi-haute burger and malted joint, has fans in Nebraska, 1,300 miles from the nearest location.

And Sonic has a posse--a Texas posse.

Twitter Maps America's Favorite Burgers

An interactive map of tweets shows you the 20 most popular burger chains in the country. Many have fans in unlikely places.

Planning a summer road trip? This interactive map by PeekAnalytics charts millions of tweets in over 12,000 cities to find the 20 most popular burger chains, and surfaces some surprising trends. While the big boys like McDonald's and Burger King are the most chatted about, there are many more cult favorites that punch far above their weight in the social media space. For example:

Shake Shack, the semi-haute burger and malted joint, has fans in Nebraska, 1,300 miles from the nearest location. In-N-Out Burger has just as many vocal devotees on the East Coast as on the West, despite having zero locations east of the Mississippi. And Sonic has a posse--a Texas posse.

These data points, like the cronut craze and the wildly successful Noodles & Company IPO, are part of a trend. We seem to be living through a moment of convergence between food and social media where no meal is too mundane to be hashtagged and shared online.

[Images via PeekAnalytics]

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  • Andria Smith

    Thanks ANYA for providing this information. Also consider SOCIOTA for well structural analysis of social media networks.

  • Jake Carson

    It just doesn’t get any better than seeing the gorgeous “Mrs. Anita Pelaez” over at her and her husband “Captain Kutchie’s” place..Some Folks Also Call Him..”The KutchMan others call him The Kutchmon!”…Most Just Call Him “The Most Interesting Man In The World”….(Anita and Kutchie Pelaez’s Key West, Key Lime Pie Factory and Grill)…Just watching the lovely couple baking together all those Yummy Key Lime Pies at their Key Lime Pie Factory and Grill in Asheville. …It’s always worth the trip to visit them in they’re Historic Key Lime Pie Factory and Grill…It should be on everyone’s bucket list for sure..And The World’s Best Key Lime Pies!..YUM-YUM-YUM….­­.”Talk About World Class” What An Understatement!…….AA­­HHHHH!….The Magic Of The Lovely..”Mrs. Anita Pelaez” And Her Delicious Key Lime Pies Baked With Pure Love…Always……40 Years And They’re Still Going Strong….

    ….May GOD Continue Blessing “Anita And Kutchie Pelaez” and They’re World Famous Key Lime Pie Factory And Grill Where The Personal

  • Jake Carson

    It just doesn’t get any better than seeing the gorgeous “Mrs. Anita Pelaez” over at her and her husband “Captain Kutchie’s” place..Some Folks Also Call Him..”The KutchMan others call him The Kutchmon!”…Most Just Call Him “The Most Interesting Man In The World”….(Anita and Kutchie Pelaez’s Key West, Key Lime Pie Factory and Grill)…Just watching the lovely couple baking together all those Yummy Key Lime Pies at their Key Lime Pie Factory and Grill in Asheville. …It’s always worth the trip to visit them in they’re Historic Key Lime Pie Factory and Grill…It should be on everyone’s bucket list for sure..And The World’s Best Key Lime Pies!..YUM-YUM-YUM….­­.”Talk About World Class” What An Understatement!…….AA­­HHHHH!….The Magic Of The Lovely..”Mrs. Anita Pelaez” And Her Delicious Key Lime Pies Baked With Pure Love…Always……40 Years And They’re Still Going Strong….

    ….May GOD Continue Blessing “Anita And Kutchie Pelaez” and They’re World Famous Key Lime Pie Factory And Grill Where The Personal

  • AlexH

    This map is just wrong. There are way more points on the map then there actually are. Look at In-and-out for example, it says there are hundreds in the midwest and along the east coast, when there are actually ZERO east of dallas. Same thing with whitecastle. Try for yourself. The data is WRONG. 

  • mphnyc

    Alex -- this map doesn't represent the physical locations of the burger joints. It represents which burger joints are the most talked about in any given town or city across the country.

    Shake Shack and In N Out Burger are clustered in tourist-heavy locales - hence the cross-country interest in those two chains.

  • Twain263

    how many of these tweets are people venting about the poor service/food at these "restaurants"?

  • Iejfie44sjfi

    McDonalds and BK listed as some of America's favorite burgers!!!??? Fucking disgusting.