Report: Cincinnati Residents Love Fast Food (Duh)

Almost everybody gets a hankering for a McRib or an Impossible Whopper at some point, right?

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Does this make your mouth water?

Yeah, yeah, we know. Why would Cincinnatians go for fast food when the region has so, so much delicious local fare of every type?

But you know what? Almost everybody gets a hankering for a McRib or an Impossible Whopper at some point during the year. Some of us just crave it a wee bit more than others, it seems.

Lawn-care service LawnStarter has ranked its best cities for fast-food lovers for 2022, and Cincinnati naturally places highly. The Queen City is No. 45 out of 196 of the metros on the list, with an overall score of 31.87 (for comparison, the top fast-food city of Orlando has 66.03).

To determine where people can easily and happily dine on the go, LawnStarter evaluated both fast-food access (the number of fast-food joints per 100,000 residents and the number of food-delivery services) and quality (the number of Thrillist's Fasties award-winning locations and the median consumer rating for fast-food establishments).

LawnStarter says that apparently, what Cincinnati doesn't have in abundance, we make up for with quality. The Queen City scores a lowly 92 for access but an encouraging 36 for quality. 

For Ohio, Columbus ranks a bit higher on the overall list at No. 23. Dayton is No. 83, Cleveland is No. 148, Toledo is No. 165 and Akron is No. 188 (we see that gross quality score, Akron).

Kentucky towns fare a bit better, with Louisville high up at No. 9 (thanks to being the hub for Yum! Brands, which includes Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC) and Lexington at No. 28.

Hey, at least we're not Laredo, Texas, which comes in dead last on LawnStarter's list with an overall score of 7.06. Then again, maybe a lack of fast food is a good thing?

See LawnStarter's full list of fast-food havens throughout the United States.

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