Taking the top position in the list of the most famous restaurants in the United States are the giants in the fast food and coffee sectors, statistics published by Google based on the number of keyword searches on the Internet.
1. Pizza Hut
This is the largest pizza restaurant chain in the US with more than 6,000 stores across the country. Pizza Hut is the sole brand of Yum! Brands is on this list, not even KFC or Taco Bell can make it to the top 10.
Dominos is the second largest pizza chain in the US. After a disastrous performance in the 2007 Brand Keys palate survey, Dominos had to immediately change its menu. However, until now, it seems that they are still suffering a lot of consequences.
3. Papa John’s
Papa John’s is the third largest pizza chain in the US, but its name is still quite small compared to giants like McDonald’s or Starbucks. But an effective online ordering strategy has helped Papa John’s be more famous than the two veterans on Google.
Starbucks beat rival Dunkin’ Donuts to become the No. 1 “non-pizza” chain on this list. Starbucks has countless die-hard fans and of course its stores can be found on every street corner.
McDonald’s is a globally famous fast food brand, but at home, it seems that their Internet coverage is not very wide. McDonald’s appears in the news daily and has advertising campaigns almost year-round. However, customers also don’t search for information about McDonald’s as often as pizza shops. Anyway, McDonald’s is still better than its competitors Burger King or Wendy’s, because those brands don’t even make the top 10.