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What Is Your State Hungry For? Top Food Searches of 2015

Posted on: January 1, 2016

How much time each day do you spend thinking about food? The answer to that might surprise you. According to the Daily Mail, women spend over 44 minutes each day thinking about food while men spend about 39 minutes each day thinking about food. Let's do a little math here. That averages out to 41.5 minutes per day per person, 4.84 hours per week, and 251.68 hours per year... spent thinking about food.

At Jag's Steak and Seafood, we love food. In fact, we can't get enough of it. We live for fresh seafood, Certified Angus Beef, and handcrafted side dishes that just won't stop. But what foods do other people spend their 41.5 minutes a day thinking about? We had to find out. So here are the top food searches (on Google) during 2015*.

Read on to see the top 3 food searches and additional information for each state.

Alabama Hawaii Massachusetts New Mexico South Dakota
Alaska Idaho Michigan New York Tennessee
Arizona Illinois Minnesota North Carolina Texas
Arkansas Indiana Mississippi North Dakota Utah
California Iowa Missouri Ohio Vermont
Colorado Kansas Montana Oklahoma Virginia
Connecticut Kentucky Nebraska Oregon Washington
Delaware Louisiana Nevada Pennsylvania West Virginia
Florida Maine New Hampshire Rhode Island Wisconsin
Georgia Maryland New Jersey South Carolina Wyoming

Alabama

1. Krispy Kreme (doughnuts) - 162,800 searches per year
2. Jim N Nicks (BBQ) - 133,100 searches per year
3. Taziki's (Mediterranean) - 72,600 searches per year; tied with Edgar's Bakery

Alaska

1. Banana Bread Recipes - 17,600 searches per year
2. Moose - 11,000 searches per year
3. Chocolate Chip Cookies - 9,680 searches per year; tied with Pancake Recipe, Mr. Prime Beef, and Halibut.

Arizona

1. Einstein Bagels (bagels) - 162,800 searches per year; tied with Krispy Kreme
2. Wildflower Bread Company (bakery) - 108,900 searches per year; tied with Wendys, Banana Bread Recipe, Angry Crab, and Culver's
3. Raising Cane's (fast food, chicken) - 89,100 searches per year; tied with Nothing Bundt Cakes and Quinoa

Arkansas

1. Whole Hog Cafe (BBQ) - 39,600 searches per year
2. Wendys (fast food) - 26,400 searches per year; tied with Krispy Kreme
3. Crock Pot Recipes - 20,900 searches per year; tied with Taziki's, Quinoa, Coconut Oil, Braum's, and Rick's Bakery.

California

1. Yogurtland (frozen yogurt) - 995,500 searches per year; tied with Krispy Kreme
2. Boiling Crab - 814,000 searches per year; a seafood restaurant is the number one result but this could also apply individuals looking for info on how to boil a crab
3. Sushi - 665,500 searches per year; tied with Quinoa

Colorado

1. Noodles and Company (fast food, pasta) - 445,500 searches per year
2. Einstein Bagels (bagels) - 162,800 searches per year
3. Banana Bred Recipe - 133,100 searches per year

Connecticut

1. Banana Bread Recipes - 59,400 searches per year
2. Quinoa - 48,400 searches per year; tied with Wendys, Pancake Recipe, and Insomnia Cookies
3. Crock Pot Recipes - 41,800 searches per year; tied with Girl Scout Cookies and Coconut Oil

Delaware

1. Paradise Grill (seafood) - 20,900 searches per year
2. Insomnia Cookies (delivery, cookies) - 17,600 searches per year
3. Capers and Lemons (Italian food) - 14,300 searches per year; tied with Fractured Prune

Florida

1. Wendys (fast food) - 544,500 searches per year; tied with Krispy Kreme
2. Quinoa - 298,100 searches per year
3. Sonny's BBQ (BBQ) - 244,200 searches per year; tied with "Ice Cream Near Me", Coconut Oil, Einstein Bagels, Banana Bread, and Sushi

Georgia

1. Krispy Kreme (doughnuts) - 544,500 searches per year
2. Pappadeaux (seafood) - 364,100 searches per year
3. Wendys (fast food) - 244,200 searches per year

Hawaii

1. Liliha Bakery (bakery) - 48,400 searches per year
2. Koa Pancake House (breakfast) - 31,900 searches per year; tied with Leonard's Bakery
3. Big Island Candies (candy shop) - 26,400 searches per year; tied with Banana Bread Recipe

Idaho

1. Banana Bread Recipe - 26,400 searches per year
2. Chocolate Chip Cookies - 17,600 searches per year; tied with Noodles and Company and Pancake Recipe
3. Quinoa - 14,300 searches per year; tied with Wendys and Krispy Kreme

Illinois

1. Portillo's (American food) - 814,000 searches per year
2. Noodles and Company (fast food, pasta) - 665,500 searches per year
3. Sugar Factory (restaurant, candy shop) - 364,100 searches per year

Indiana

1. Culver's (fast food) - 89,100 searches per year; tied with Wendys, "Dairy Queen Menu", and Arbys
2. Bdubs (wings) - 72,600 searches per year; tied with Banana Bread Recipe, Bw3, and Beef and Boards
3. Coconut Oil - 59,400 searches per year; tied with Girl Scout Cookies, "Dairy Queen Hours", Crockpot Recipes, Insomnia Cookies, and Quinoa

Iowa

1. Noodles and Company (fast food, pasta) - 59,400 searches per year; tied with Banana Bread Recipe
2. Culver's (fast food) - 48,400 searches per year
3. Tater Tot Casserole - 39,600 searches per year; tied with Scratch Cupcakery

Kansas

1. Pie Five (pizza) - 48,400 searches per year; tied with Noodles and Company, Jack Stack, and Krispy Kreme
2. Wendys (fast food) - 39,600 searches per year; tied with Banana Bread Recipe
3. Spangles (hamburgers, sandwiches) - 31,900 searches per year; tied with Quinoa

Kentucky

1. Wendys (fast food) - 72,600 searches per year; tied with Krispy Kreme
2. El Nopal (Mexican food) - 59,400 searches per year; tied with "Dairy Queen Menu"
3. Arbys (fast food) - 48,400 searches per year; tied with Insomnia Cookies and Noodles and Company

Louisiana

1. Raising Cane's (fast food, chicken) - 133,100 searches per year
2. Crawfish - 72,600 searches per year
3. Don's Seafood (seafood) - 59,400 searches per year; tied with Tony's Seafood and Wendys

Maine

1. Banana Bread Recipe - 31,900 searches per year
2. Apple Crisp - 26,400 searches per year
3. Pancake Recipe - 20,900 searches per year

Maryland

1. Noodles and Company (fast food, pasta) - 199,100 searches per year
2. Fractured Prune (doughnuts) - 89,100 searches per year; tied with Wendys
3. Silver Diner (American food) - 72,600 searches per year; tied with Georgetown Cupcake, Banana Bread, Coconut Oil, Quinoa, Krispy Kreme, Sweet Frog, and Rita's

Massachusetts

1. Banana Bread Recipe - 162,800 searches per year
2. Flour Bakery (bakery) - 108,900 searches per year; tied with Wendys, Quinoa, and Pancake Recipe
3. Apple Pie Recipe - 89,100 searches per year; tied with Coconut Oil, Crock Pot Recipes, Mike's Pastry, Tasty Burger, JP Licks, and Sweetgreen

Michigan

1. Noodles and Company (fast food, pasta) - 244,200 searches per year; tied with Wendys
2. Arbys (fast food) - 162,800 searches per year; tied with Culver's and Banana Bread Recipe
3. Bdubs (wings) - 133,100 searches per year; tied with Coconut Oil, Insomnia Cookies, and Quinoa

Minnesota

1. Noodles and Company (fast food, pasta) - 298,100 searches per year
2. Banana Bread Recipe - 162,800 searches per year
3. Culver's (fast food) - 133,100 searches per year

Mississippi

1. Krispy Kreme (doughnuts) - 48,400 searches per year
2. Taco Soup - 31,900 searches per year; tied with Wendys and Raising Cane's
3. Berry's Seafood (seafood) - 26,400 searches per year

Missouri

1. Jack Stack (BBQ) - 89,100 searches per year; tied with Culver's, Ted Drewes, "54th Street Menu"; El Maguey, Krispy Kreme, and Noodles and Company
2. Crazy Bowls and Wraps (fast food, cafe) - 72,600 searches per year; tied with Wendys
3. Gates BBQ (BBQ) - 59,400 searches per year; tied with Crock Pot Recipes, Quinoa, Sauce on the Side, Girl Scout Cookies, "Dairy Queen Menu", Insomnia Cookies, Pancake Recipe, Arbys, and Coconut Oil

Montana

1. Banana Bread Recipe - 14,300 searches per year
2. Elk - 11,000 searches per year; tied with Banana Bread Recipe and Pancake Recipe
3. Hard Boiled Eggs - 9,680 searches per year; tied with Tater Tot Casserole and Crock Pot Recipes

Nebraska

1. Omaha Steaks (steaks) - 48,400 searches per year; tied with Noodles and Company
2. Raising Cane's (fast food, chicken) - 39,600 searches per year; tied with Banana Bread Recipe
3. Eileen's Cookies (cookies) - 31,900 searches per year; tied with Krispy Kreme

Nevada

1. Krispy Kreme (doughnuts) - 72,600 searches per year
2. Einstein Bagels (bagels) - 59,400 searches per year; tied with Raising Cane's
3. Sushi - 48,400 searches per year; tied with Yogurtland

New Hampshire

1. Banana Bread Recipe - 31,900 searches per year
2. Pancake Recipe - 20,900 searches per year
3. Apple Crisp Recipe - 17,600 searches per year; tied with Crock Pot Recipe and Apple Crips

New Jersey

1. Wendys (fast food) - 162,800 searches per year
2. Quinoa - 133,100 searches per year
3. Girl Scout Cookies - 108,900 searches per year; tied with Coconut Oil and Banana Bread

New Mexico

1. Krispy Kreme (doughnuts) - 31,900 searches per year
2. Banana Bread Recipe - 26,400 searches per year
3. Gold Pride Menu (BBQ, chicken and ribs) - 20,900 searches per year; tied with Pappadeaux, Einstein Bagels, and Wendys

New York

1. Dinosaur BBQ (BBQ) - 445,500 searches per year; tied with Sugar Factory
2. Wendys (fast food) - 364,100 searches per year; tied with Insomnia Cookies and Quinoa
3. Coconut Oil - 298,100 searches per year

North Carolina

1. Krispy Kreme (doughnuts) - 544,500 searches per year
2. Wendys (fast food) - 199,100 searches per year
3. Noodles and Company (fast food, pasta) - 133,100 searches per year

North Dakota

1. Deeks Pizza (pizza) - 31,900 searches per year
2. Spicy Pie (pizza) - 26,400 searches per year
3. Banana Bread Recipe - 17,600 searches per year

Ohio

1. Bw3 (wings) - 364,100 searches per year
2. Wendys (fast food) - 298,100 searches per year
3. City BBQ (BBQ) - 162,800 searches per year; tied with Arbys

Oklahoma

1. Braum's (ice cream shop) - 199,100 searches per year
2. Raising Cane's (fast food, chicken) - 39,600 searches per year; tied with Krispy Kreme and Arbys
3. Whiskey Cake OKC (restaurant and bar) - 31,900 searches per year; tied with Banana Bread, Quinoa, Crock Pot Recipes, Coconut Oil, Old School Bagel, Charleston's, and Billy Sims BBQ

Oregon

1. Blue Star Donuts (doughnuts) - 108,900 searches per year
2. Banana Bread Recipe - 89,100 searches per year
3. Tillamook Cheese Factory (cheese) - 72,600 searches per year; tied with Shari's and Sizzle Pie

Pennsylvania

1. Insomnia Cookies (delivery, cookies) - 199,100 searches per year; tied with Wendys
2. Quinoa - 162,800 searches per year; tied with Banana Bread
3. Burgatory (hamburgers) - 133,100 searches per year; tied with Girl Scout Cookies, Coconut Oil, Pancake Recipe, Rita's, Crock Pot Recipe, Hard Boiled Eggs, and Turkey Hill

Rhode Island

1. Newport Creamery (diner, ice cream shop) - 48,400 searches per year
2. Iasalle Bakery (bakery) - 20,900 searches per year; tied with Banana Bread Recipe and Waterman Grille
3. Wendys (fast food) - 17,600 searches per year

South Carolina

1. Krispy Kreme (doughnuts) - 199,100 searches per year
2. Wendys (fast food) - 72,600 searches per year
3. Crock Pot Recipes - 48,400 searches per year; tied with Coconut Oil

South Dakota

1. Buffalo Wild Wings Sioux Falls (wings) - 17,600 searches per year; tied with Banana Bread Recipe
2. Oh My Cupcakes (cupcakes) - 14,300 searches per year; tied with Noodles and Company
3. Tater Tot Casserole - 9,680 searches per year; tied with Culver's and "Dairy Queen Menu"

Tennessee

1. Krispy Kreme (doughnuts) - 244,200 searches per year
2. Wendys (fast food) - 108,900 searches per year
3. Gigi's Cupcakes (cupcakes) - 72,600 searches per year; tied with Arbys, Coconut Oil, Crockpot Recipes, Quinoa, Girl Scout Cookies, and Central BBQ

Texas

1. Pappadeaux (seafood) - 814,000 searches per year
2. Krispy Kreme (doughnuts) - 665,500 searches per year
3. Braums (ice cream shop) - 544,500 searches per year; tied with Nothing Budnt Cakes and Raising Cane's

Utah

1. Zupas (cafe) - 133,100 searches per year; tied with Noodles and Company
2. Einstein Bagels (bagels) - 72,600 searches per year; tied with "Zupas Menu"
3. Market Street Grill (pizza) - 61,600 searches per year; tied with Wendys, The Pie, Waffle Love, and Banana Bread Recipes

Vermont

1. Postive Pie (pizza) - 14,300 searches per year; tied with Apple Crisp, Banana Bread, and Lake Champlain Chocolates
2. Pancake Recipe - 11,000 searches per year
3. Tiny Thai Menu (Thai food) - 9,680 searches per year

Virginia

1. Duck Donuts (doughnut) - 244,200 searches per year; tied with Krispy Kreme and Noodles and Company
2. Sweet Frog (frozen yogurt) - 199,100 searches per year
3. Wendys (fast food) - 162,800 searches per year

Washington

1. Banana Bread Recipe - 199,100 searches per year
2. Krispy Kreme (doughnuts) - 133,100 searches per year
3. Pho (Vietnamese food) - 108,900 searches per year; tied with Quinoa, Pancake Recipe, and Chocolate Chip Cookies

West Virginia

1. DP Dough (calzones) - 31,900 searches per year
2. Wendys (fast food) - 26,400 searches per year
3. Insomnia Cookies (delivery, cookies) - 20,900 searches per year

Wisconsin

1. Culver's (fast food) - 298,100 searches per year; tied with Noodles and Company
2. Banana Bread Recipe - 108,900 searches per year; tied with "Noodles and Company Menu"
3. Culver's Flavor of the Day (fast food) - 89,100 searches per year

Wyoming

1. DP Dough (calzones) - 11,000 searches per year; tied with Banana Bread Recipe
2. Elk - 9,680 searches per year
3. Pancake Recipe - 6,490 searches per year; tied with Moose and Crock Pot Recipes

 

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*How was this data collected?
This data was collected using Google AdWords' Keyword Planner. For each state, we looked at the "food category" searches during 2015. (Only data for January - November, 2015 was available at the time this information was collected meaning yearly search data is based on an 11 month period). Search terms had to be "food centric" such as a restaurant, food item, or recipe; for example, grocery stores were not eligible for inclusion. Search terms are displayed here exactly as they appeared in the Keyword Planner.