When It Comes to Chipotle, Ohio’s No. 1

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May is a popular month for many Americans for a wide variety of reasons.

For some Star Wars fans, May 4 stands out as a great day signifying “May the Fourth (force) be with you.” Mothers Day is a big holiday that comes right in the middle of the month, May 14 this year. The last Monday of May is reserved for Memorial Day, the federal holiday that honors and mourns U.S. military personnel who died while serving their country. The Kentucky Derby takes place this Saturday. Baseball is in full swing, the NFL draft has just happened and basketball and hockey playoffs are ongoing. Plenty of action to keep sports betting in Ohio thriving.

And, of course, early in the month comes May 5, or as it is more commonly known, Cinco de Mayo.

Cinco de Mayo is a Spanish holiday that commemorates the anniversary of the Mexican victory in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It has come to be more of a general celebration of American-Mexican culture and is arguably more popular in the United States than it is in Mexico.

Fittingly, May 5 is also National Chipotle Day. The Chipotle pepper is a staple of Mexican cuisine used to add flavor and spice to meals. With the chipotle pepper being so important in Mexican food, it should come as no surprise that the most popular Mexican fast food chain in America is named Chipotle.

National Chipotle Day and Cinco de Mayo mark a perfect time to see which States love Chipotle the most.

To determine the biggest Chipotle fans, BetOhio – your source for Ohio sports betting apps - used consumer data from ScrapeHero.com to determine how many Chipotle restaurants were in a state per one million people, as well as the percent share of restaurants in the United States.

We also used search data from Google Trends for “Chipotle near me” in the past 90 days to determine relative interest in the chain (score of 100 being the most, 0 the least). Each category was then weighted and each state ranked accordingly.

Here are the results:

States That Love Chipotle

Rank State Google Trends Search Volume Chipotle’s Per 1M People % Share of Chipotles in U.S.
10New York3610.36%


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Numbers That Put Ohio on Top

With a leading mark of 19.7 Chipotle locations per one million people, Ohio took the lead in that key category. With seven percent of all locations in America located in Ohio, that category also helped them to their overall top ranking.

Only Maryland residents searched ‘Chipotle near me’ more often than Ohio residents, giving them high marks in all three categories and the unofficial ranking as the most Chipotle loving state.

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Cecil Peters
Cecil Peters
Senior Betting Analyst

Cecil Peters is a Senior Betting Analyst for BetOhio.com. A professional sports bettor in Canada, Cecil specializes in analyzing the latest odds impacting professional sports, particularly MLB and the NHL. He will be providing insight throughout the baseball season.

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