Food This Is the Only U.S. State Capital Without a Single McDonald’s

19:38  07 december  2017
19:38  07 december  2017 Source:   Reader's Digest

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Montpelier, Vermont is the only U . S . state capital without a McDonalds . This doesn't apply to bars, but can affect those traveling through the state . U . S . President Calvin Coolidge was the only president born on the fourth of July.

Yes, only one U . S . state capital doesn't have a single McDonald ' s . Here's a hint: It's also the smallest state capital in the United States .

a sign on the side of a building© LMspencer/Shutterstock If you travel to any big city in the United States (or most other countries), it may seem like there’s a McDonald’s on every street corner. At the very least, there’ll be one set of golden arches beckoning fast food lovers. And, if not in every big city in the world, at least in every U.S. state capital, right?

For the most part, yes. In 49 out of America’s 50 state capitals, there is a McDonald’s within the city limits. The odd city out? Montpelier, Vermont.

To be fair, though, it’s not as glaring an omission as it might seem. We often think of state capitals as large, bustling cities, but in over half of U.S. states, the capital is actually not the biggest city, Business Insider reports. What’s more, Montpelier is the smallest state capital in terms of population, with only about 7,500 people. In addition to being on the small side, Montpelier tends to favor local businesses over large chains, so McDonald’s shouldn’t take it personally. It doesn’t have a Burger King either.

Luckily, if you find yourself craving McDonald’s fries in Montpelier, you don’t have to travel too far. There’s a Mickey D’s in the neighboring city, Barre. And it has a Burger King, too! The two chains face each other on Barre-Montpelier Road, which connects the two cities.

Next, learn which city has the only McDonald’s in the world with blue arches.

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