If there’s one thing cities are proud of, it is their barbecue.
Apartmentguide.com decided to examine nearly 6,300 cities with at least one barbecue restaurant. The site states, “We then calculated the percentage of barbecue establishments to the total number of restaurants in each fo those towns to determine the cities with the highest ration of BBQ restaurants.
The site did this through the use of a database of more than 8 million commercially available business listings. It further explains, “We then filtered out all cities with less than 50,000 people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 population estimates. From there, we divided the total number of barbecue establishments by total dining businesses of the remaining cities. This gave us the percentage of all restaurants in a specific city that are barbecue restaurants. the cities with the highest percentage of barbecue restaurants were deemed to be the best cities for barbecue in our quantitative report.”
As far as taste and recipes, that debate will have to rage on.
Here is the M Top 10 best cities for BBQ.
- Memphis, Tenn. 12.09%
- Minnetonka, Minn. 11.63%
- Desoto, Texas 10.34%
- Decatur, Ill. 9.77%
- Bowie, Md. 9.64%
- Decatur, Ala. 9.30%
- Kansas City, Kan. 9.22%
- Saint Cloud, Fla. 8.96%
- Smyrna, Ga. 8.90%
- Gary, Ind. 8.79%