Iconic Brands by State

We’ve seen basketball and we’ve seen football… now a map showing each state’s most iconic brand. (Click for a full-size version)


I certainly agree with the choice for Utah; Arctic Circle is known for being one of the first (if not the first) mass distributor of Fry Sauce. One of our 2002 Olympic Pins (several, actually) paid homage to this delicacy:

Fry  Fry2

And as a local alternative to the large national chains, I’ve always enjoyed their fare.

I found the list over at Thrillist; click through for some information behind the choices for each state.

As a gratuitous piece of extra information, most folks don’t know that although Harlan Sanders began his business in Kentucky, the world’s first KFC franchise was opened by restaurateur Pete Harman in Salt Lake City – the first KFC franchise was opened at 3900 South State Street and remains there to this day:



As an item of curiosity, it appears that Google uses a certain amount of automated facial recognition on their street view images to protect privacy, which sometimes yields amusing results:


The Old Wolf has spoken.

2 responses to “Iconic Brands by State

    • It was only recently that In-N-Out came to Utah. Their animal fries are to die for… both metaphorically and literally. I tend to prefer Five Guys myself, but that’s just a personal preference.

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