Map: Do You Live In IHOP America Or Waffle House America?

Reuben Fischer-Baum

Article Reprintihop waffle house

America might be a fast-food nation, but at least it’s a rich, greasy tapestry of fast food. In-N-Out Burger is the jewel of the West Coast. Massachusetts seems to breed Dunkin’ Donuts franchises the way it used to breed Kennedys. Oklahoma and Wyoming are the only states to have both Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. We so strongly associate regional character and fast food offerings that in 2001, The Onion reported, “Mason-Dixon Line Renamed IHOP-Waffle House Line.


  1. Totally inaccurate. There are only TWO Waffle Houses in West Virginia, but there are several IHOPs.

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