Pennsylvania Among Top 10 Nationally in Chipotle Restaurants

Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

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Cinco de Mayo is a widely known and beloved holiday for many; however, May 5 is also National Chipotle Day, which is a celebration of the chipotle pepper.

Chipotle pepper is a mainstay in many Mexican dishes and is the namesake of one of the most popular fast-food chains in the U.S. Whether you prefer authentic tacos or a more mainstream interpretation, Chipotle has become a trusted way to get your Mexican food fix.

In Pennsylvania, there will be no shortage of people who will get takeout at Chipotle, then place a wager on Friday’s Sixers-Celtics game on a PA sports betting app. – your source for PA sportsbooks - used consumer data from to determine how many Chipotle restaurants were in a state per 1 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 is where the Keystone State stands:

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States That Love Chipotle

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


Pennsylvania Cracks the Top 10

Pennsylvania sneaks into the top 10 at No. 9 with a Google trends Search Volume of 41, with 9.14 Chipotle restaurants per 1 million people. That is a 4% share of Chipotles in the nation, tied with Virginia for second lowest among the top 10.

Ohio heads the list with 19.7 Chipotle restaurants per 1M people. The Buckeye State is followed by Maryland, Arizona, Florida and Illinois.

There are more than 3,200 Chipotle restaurants in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Germany.

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Lou Monaco

Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media ( in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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