Which cuisines are most popular among different U.S. states?

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(Jan. 16, 2015) – Each state has its own sense of what tastes good.

That’s what The Huffington Post and Yelp found out by analyzing restaurant listings for each state. Their collaboration helped discover which cuisines were uniquely popular from Indiana to California.

How did they do it?

Yelp first calculated the percentage of total restaurants each cuisine represented in a given state. Then, it compared each percentage with the cuisine’s representation in restaurants nationwide. The resulting map, made by HuffPost, shows the cuisines with a disproportionate level of representation in each state.

Here’s what the results had to say about Indiana:

Pizza — 43 percent higher than national average.
Tex-Mex — 38 percent higher than national average.
Fast food — 37 percent higher than national average.
Steak — 30 percent higher than national average.
Burgers — 29 percent higher than national average.

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