Fast food has struggled during the pandemic . . . sales are down 23% across the board. But there's one type of fast food that's taken a lot less of a beating . . . and that's fried chicken. People still LOVE their fried chicken.
Fried chicken has been the most popular fast food option during the pandemic . . . and a new study found the most popular fried chicken fast food chain in each state over the past year.
KFC won the most states, with 14 . . . Church's was second, with 10 . . . and Raising Cane's was third, with nine. Zaxby's got seven states and Popeyes got six.
Interestingly enough, Chick-fil-A wasn't number one in any state . . . even though it's done really strong sales in the past year. I guess there's always just one even greasier option that people go to more.
Here is the map of the most popular fried chicken in each state