Earlier in the week we took a look at Google’s top ten recipe searches of 2011 — a Canadian category of Zeitgeist 2011: How the World Searched. Now we’re going to take a global perspective, with a look at the fastest rising food and drink searches around the globe in 2011-very different from the recipes Canadians searched for. Take a peek!
Here’s the top ten list categorized as Global: Fastest Rising Food & Drink, according to Zeitgeist 2011: How the World Searched. Visit their website for a breakdown of traffic by topic and month.
#1: Wendy’s 1 of 10The international fast food chain restaurant founded by Dave Thomas at the end of the sixties, Wendy's was the world's third largest hamburger fast food chain in 2010, following McDonald's and Burger King.
Visit the Wendy's website!
#2: Just Eat 2 of 10With headquarters in the UK, Just Eat is an online service for ordering takeaway food in the UK, Denmark, Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland, India and Italy. Just Eat has 15,867 restaurants in its global network, with 8842 in the UK.
Visit Just Eat in the UK!
#3: Little Caesar’s 3 of 10A pizza chain founded in Detroit in 1959, Little Caesars is estimated to be the fourth largest in the US.
Visit Little Caesars!
#4: Chick-fil-a 4 of 10A fast food chain specializing in chicken entrees, Chick-fil-a is particularly popular in the southern states, and is known for promoting its founder's Christian values.
#5: AllRecipes 5 of 10The global social networking and recipe forum was among the first of its kind; community members are able to post recipes, photos and blogs, and rate and comment on other users' recipes, which can be accessed by anyone online.
#6: é£Ÿã¹ãƒã‚° 6 of 10I'm not sure of the correct translation of é£Ÿã¹ ãƒã‚°, but the Japanese brand has its own app!
Check out the app!
#7: Jimmy John’s 7 of 10a franchised sandwich restaurant founded by Jimmy John Liautaud in 1983, the much-loved sandwich gurus can be found in over 1000 locations in 39 states.
Visit Jimmy Johns!
#8: Buffalo Wild Wings 8 of 10With over 6 million Facebook fans, Buffalo Wild Wings is a casual restaurant and sports bar that specializes in - what else? - chicken wings.
Visit Buffalo Wild Wings!
#9: Popeye’s 9 of 10Originally America's Favorite Chicken Company, Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits is a chain of fried chicken fast food restaurants, with more than 1,800 restaurants in more than 40 states and worldwide.
Visit Popeye's Website!
#10: Cupcake 10 of 10The only item that's an actual type of food, it's not surprising it's cupcakes - they've taken the dessert world by storm over the past few years, and don't seem to be losing their momentum. Who doesn't love a cupcake?
Here's a classic recipe on the Family Kitchen!