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Study shows BBQ more popular in Missouri than Kansas

The Huffington Post and Yelp collaborated to pick the most disproportionately popular cuisine for each state.

No surprise that both Missouri and Kansas residents like their barbecue - 65 percent higher than the national average in Missouri, 48 percent higher in Kansas.

But did you know that Utah has a hankering for Hawaiian? (241 percent higher in Utah than the national average) And Hawaiian is 5,028 percent higher than the national average in Hawaii.

Gluten-free is tops in Colorado (149 percent higher than the national average), while Idaho goes for gastropubs (52 percent higher than the national average). Buffets are preferred in Iowa (127 percent higher) and Minnesota (53 percent higher), while Oregon favors food stands (404 percent higher).

The top five cuisines in Kansas and Missouri

Kansas

BBQ: 48 percent higher than national average.

Chicken wings: 38 percent higher than national average.

Tex-Mex: 35 percent higher than national average.

Mexican: 33 percent higher than national average.

Fast food: 31 percent higher than national average.

Missouri

BBQ: 65 percent higher than national average.

Soup: 46 percent higher than national average.

Chicken wings: 33 percent higher than national average.

Steak: 30 percent higher than national average.

Tex-Mex: 29 percent higher than national average

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