Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Four Cities For Restaurant Lovers In North America

There are a number of bragging rights a city stands by; having the most sports teams, the best shopping, and the highest job rate. One field that continues to draw attention from travelers and residents is where the most restaurants exist per capita. It's a claim that many cities make, but only the certain few can actually stand by with bragging rights.

According to the National Restaurant Association, California stands tall in this category with an incredible number of 87,225 restaurants for residents and visitors to choose from.

Although impressive in its own, New York State is far behind with 58,027 restaurants.

Texas follows with 53,631 along with Florida (41,901) and Pennsylvania (31,466).

All of this is impressive, especially considering there are 0.4 restaurants per 100 people in the United States.

But which cities have the most restaurants to choose from? When looking at cities with more than 100,000 people, you may just be surprised as to what makes the list.

Topping the list is a city of 744,230 people with a claim of 2,662 restaurants within the city... San Francisco.

When strictly looking at San Francisco, there are 279 people for every restaurant. But when looking at the metro area as a whole, the number of restaurants climbs to 4,300.

The next two cities in North America are actually not in the US, but in Canada. First up is the relatively small city of Winnipeg, a city full of French toast, perogies and sauerkraut, and Vietnamese imperial rolls.

Some sites say Winnipeg has 900 restaurants in total, but in reality there are only 478. Compare this to the 619,544 population and you find one restaurant per 1,296 Canadians.

As you drop to the next city, you head over to Vancouver Island and capital city of British Columbia with Victoria. With just 335,000 within the city, there is an amazing variety of 265 Italian, French, Greek, East Indian, Vegetarian, German, Dutch, Mexican, Chinese and other restaurants in Victoria BC to choose from. That means there is one restaurant for every 1,264 people.

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