On National Fried Chicken Day, How Do Top Chicken Chains Stack Up?


National Fried Chicken Day is this July 7th, and it’s the perfect time to reveal America’s chicken preferences and how they have transformed the fast food industry in 2022.

According to TOP Data’s Fried Chicken Index – a study that analyzed aggregated visit data from 12M Americans to fried chicken chains in 2022— there has been a noticeable shift in fried chicken consumption in 2022. 

(most popular fried chicken chains in America, ranked in order of popularity in 2022)

#1 Chick Fil-A
With a national increase in visits of 2.5%, this chain was the favorite in 22 states.

#2 KFC
Despite being the favorite in 12 states, this popular chain decreased its visits nationwide by 6.8%.

#3 Raising Cane’s
This chain had the largest growth in visits in America with an increase of 4.7% in the country, and is the favorite in 9 states.

#4 Church’s Chicken
Nationally, this chain had a 3% growth in visits and was the top favorite in New York and two other states.

#5 Popeyes
This chain had a 5.4% decrease in visits compared to 2021 figures. Only Washington chose it as its favorite. 

For the complete report, restaurant rankings by state, and methodology, here.

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