I’ve never struggled to find good fast food in Connecticut. We’ve got all the staples (McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King, Five Guys, etc.). We’ve got some relatively new arrivals (Smashburger or Shake Shack, for example). And we’ve got some classic local staples (looking at you, Duchess).
But sometimes even the best effort isn’t enough. According to the Stamford Advocate, even Connecticut’s fast foodiest city, Norwalk, ranks dead last in the country. The city only has 1.84 fast food restaurants per 10,000 people.
Now, normally this would be where I get down on Connecticut and urge our people to work harder and solve the low rankings epidemic our state seems to have. I might say we should build more Five Guys or Wendy’s, since those are obviously the two best big chains. I might say we should buy more fast food to encourage business.
But not this time. This time, I’m going to put the burden for change on someone else. All my hopes and dreams for a better Connecticut fast food ranking fall on one party and one party alone. That party’s name? In ‘N’ Out Burger.
It’s no secret that In ‘N’ Out Burger is a fan favorite. It’s no secret that In ‘N’ Out Burger is exclusively operated in the western United States. And it’s no secret that In ‘N’ Out Burger should be in Connecticut right freaking now.
I know that I’m saying this selfishly and that In ‘N’ Out Burger would never expand to Connecticut before hitting places like New York or Chicago, but I think this ranking might convince them. Look at us! Our dead last ranking means we are fertile ground for fast food growth. And with little to no competition, In ‘N’ Out Burger can rise to the top quickly.
Just think of all the money, In ‘N’ Out Burger. Think of all the business. Think of the lines!
Bring In ‘N’ Out Burger to Connecticut. If that happens in my lifetime, I can die happy.