When you think of Chinese food, what comes to mind? Sweet and sour, fried rice, pot stickers? How about Italian food? Pasta, pizza, chicken Parmesan? What comes to mind when you think of American food? Hamburgers, hot dogs and all american BBQ. American barbecue is our contribution to international cuisine. It is something that man has been doing since the stone age....We just perfected it.

When you think of the places all over the country that take pride in their barbecue, you think of Texas, Missouri, the Carolinas, Georgia and Tennessee. But, one state stands above all others when it comes to a true LOVE for barbecue. BIG SKY COUNTRY, MONTANA!

According to a recent google data collection from the website Zippia

Montana is the place to be if you love BBQ. Maybe you should reevaluate your Labor Day plans. It seems the best barbecue is a best-kept secret around there since the state is only ranked 16th for how many BBQ restaurants are in existence per capita. But the search volume of 100 proves BBQ is on most residents’ minds so they must know the secret to a really great BBQ. More specifically, the state ranked for the highest search volume for ribs and barbecue sauce in the country. It’s clear Montana can’t get barbecue off its mind.

The rest of the Top 10 most BBQ loving states are:

  1. Montana
  2. Kansas
  3. Missouri
  4. Wyoming
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Tennessee
  7. South Carolina
  8. Arkansas
  9. Louisiana
  10. Alabama

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