If you use Instagram at all, you’re no doubt bombarded with pictures of your friends’ food on the regular. The “look what I’m eating” photo has become something of a joke to Instagram, but despite some of the negative connotations associated with this form of food porn, it’s an incredibly popular Insta-pastime. But if you thought we were mostly bragging about all the lobster and prime rib and champagne we’re daintily consuming, boy were you dead wrong. According to MomentFeed‘s tally of the most popular restaurants we’re sharing Instagrams from, we are big fat fatties who like to shovel grease into our mouth holes.
While Starbucks far and away takes the lead (just can’t get enough of that logo, can we?), the results show that we are eating and Instagramming primarily from fast food and chain restaurants – most of which boast notoriously high-calorie foods. Take a look – these numbers were based on geo-tagged Instagram images from the past three months.
|Rank||Restaurant||# of Instagrams|
|2||The Cheesecake Factory||27,880|
|6||Buffalo Wild Wings||14,636|
|15||Hard Rock Cafe||9,847|
|17||Dave & Buster’s||9,426|
|28||California Pizza Kitchen||6,525|
|35||The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf||3,690|
|37||Jack in the Box||3,165|
|43||Romano’s Macaroni Grill||2,339|
|44||Fox & Hound||2,298|
|47||Five Guys Burgers and Fries||2,165|
|50||Moe’s Southwest Grill||1,542|
|57||Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen||922|
|58||Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill||845|
|59||El Pollo Loco||674|
|61||Baja Fresh Mexican Grill||498|
Maybe this chart isn’t quite doing it for you though. Fortunately, there are images literally visualizing these food trends. These Instagrams paint a picture of the aforementioned stats (and our general gluttony) – plus, filters.
The Cheesecake Factory
What does this all mean? That we Americans love taking pictures of our sodium-rich foods and hate our arteries.