My love for chicken knows no bounds. I would have no problem making it the centerpiece of several consecutive meals. In fact, I've come close to doing it. The versatility, the adaptability. Bring me all the chicken you got.

In Kentucky, that's not hard to do. We love our chicken in the Commonwealth, and that stands to reason. There was a certain colonel who has long been a part of "Kentucky" being a household word worldwide.

Additionally, there's no telling how many folks in the Bluegrass State have their own special recipe for fried chicken. My mouth waters just thinking about it.

But hold the phone, everybody.

Kentucky's Favorite Chicken Is NOT at KFC

Despite the the storied history, the museum, Colonel Sanders, and any number of pieces of memorabilia, KFC actually is NOT Kentucky's favorite chicken. Somebody get my smellin' salts.

When Barstool Sports published a graphic showing the favorite fast food chains in each state, my eyes, naturally, went to Kentucky. And my two peepers were not deceiving me. Now, if the word "McDonald's" or "Wendy's" had appeared on the familiar shape of Kentucky, I wouldn't even be writing this story. But look what it is:

Barstool Sports; Weird History: America/Facebook
Barstool Sports; Weird History: America/Facebook

Chick Fil-A's Popularity By the Numbers

And unless I'm miscounting, Chick Fil-A is tied for the most with popular West Coast chain In-N-Out Burger. (Well, and Iowa, too.) It does look like the colonel's 11 herbs and spices are a big hit in Georgia, though. (Also, I didn't know Olive Garden was considered fast food.)

Do the math, and you'll see that Chick Fil-A outsells the next five on the list COMBINED. So, maybe its perch about the Barstool Sports list shouldn't come as a huge surprise.

A mild one, yes. I mean, Kentucky Fried Chicken is probably the only reason some people even SAY the word "Kentucky." Meanwhile, here IN Kentucky, folks are saying the words "Chick Fil-A" a lot more than they're saying "KFC".

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