America may not be good at inventing food, but we’re FANTASTIC at taking food that already exists and making it better.
Thrillist put together a list of the most important FOOD INNOVATION from each state. And they did a pretty good job, because a lot of these are going to be pretty hard to argue. Well, except for North Dakota . . . they’ll argue. Here are some highlights.
1. Colorado’s most important innovation was Chipotle . . . the restaurant chain, not the spice. They also say Georgia’s most important innovation was Waffle House . . . Massachusetts’s is Dunkin’ Donuts . . . and Washington’s is Starbucks.
2. Iowa’s is sliced bread. Yep, Iowa literally invented sliced bread. It was invented and patented in Davenport, Iowa.
3. Louisiana’s is hot sauce.
4. Kentucky’s is bourbon.
5. And North Dakota’s is . . . unknown. The writers just said it’s definitely NOT lutefisk, but they couldn’t find anything else.
You can check out all 50 state’s food invention plus a brief write-up here: (Thrillist)