Cheese is an integral part of fast food, so we owe a lot to Wisconsin. That’s doubly true now that fried cheese curds are a nationwide hit, thanks in large part to ButterBurger/frozen custard chain Culver’s. But Wisconsin’s equally lovely for small chains like Flippy’s -- which does Italian beefs and other Chicago-inspired fare -- plus the seas of little custard and hot dog stands dotting the landscape, just begging to help pad you up for the winter.
Notable fact: In 2014, Wisconsin produced 2,842,456,000lbs of cheese.
Because not everyone wants to eat at the $10,000 caviar buffet when they visit Vegas (unless it's comped), Nevada has its fast-food bases covered, and not just in Sin City. With In-N-Out, Shake Shack, and Raising Cane's, they’ve got some mainstreamers to brag about, but they stand out (even more so than the ridiculous people in Vegas) because of their own 13-location Mexican taqueria (there’s a salsa bar!) Don Tortaco, along with three hotel-housed Original Chicken Tender joints and the Chinese fast-food rarity, China A GoGo.
Notable fact: When White Castle opened in Vegas, they were forced to close and restock. The people were that stoked.