Kansas: Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
Fun fact: White Castle was born in Kansas, but that isn’t the chain that properly represents the Sunflower State.
That title belongs to Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, a burger chain that is famous for their steak burgers. Freddy’s is like Steak & Shake, but cost a tad bit more and has better steakburgers. Also, you can’t beat their custards, which goes perfectly with their premium steakburgers.
Freddy’s was, at first, a Midwestern chain, but has since expanded into Southern states such as Texas, Florida, and North Carolina. It will be worth your wild to have a steakburger at Freddy’s, that extra $3 bucks you’d be paying will be plenty worth it.
Kentucky: Kentucky Fried Chicken
In a state dominated by chain fast food joints, one chain stands as the king — Kentucky Fried Chicken.
That’s right, their name advertisement is true, my friend. Kentucky Fried Chicken was born 87 years ago in North Corbin, which was known back then as “Sanders Court & Cafe.” The first KFC opened in Salt Lake City, and today, it’s one of the world’s best known fast food chains with over 25,000 restaurants around the world.
Central to KFC’s success is its Original Recipe seasoned chicken, which is kept under lock-and-key (we think) at the company’s headquarters in Louisville. Their “secret recipe” hasn’t been told in decades, so we’ll never know what goes into making their Original Recipe chicken the stuff of chicken gold.