December is in full swing, and the shopping continues! You might find yourself looking at all the brands you see, and wonder if this brand is better than that one. In this day of modern technology, everything can be analyzed in the blink of an eye. Are you ready to see if your favorite brands are winning the rivalry in your state?

Shane Co. examined some of the biggest brand rivalries using Google Trends data to see which ones are the most popular in each U.S. state. They drilled down on what brand is Googled the most. The following information is based on Google trends search volume over the past 12 months on a scale of 0-100. So, are you ready to see if your favorite brands are winning the rivalry in our area?

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Soda

Let's talk soda first. Coke or Pepsi? I have my favorite, but what does our area prefer?

  • Montana - Pepsi (86) - Coke (63)
  • South Dakota - Coke (82) - Pepsi (79)
  • Minnesota - Coke (74) - Pepsi (42)
  • North Dakota - Coke (86) - Pepsi (83)
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Coffee

Let's talk coffee Next. Starbucks or Dunken? I do not drink coffee, so I am in the dark with both choices. What does our area prefer?

  • Montana - Starbucks (46) - Dunken' (4)
  • South Dakota - Starbucks (58) - Dunken' (4)
  • Minnesota - Starbucks (60) - Dunken' (15)
  • North Dakota - Starbucks (54) - Dunken' (5)
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Fast Food

With all this talk about soda and coffee, let's talk food...fast food! McDonald's or Burger King. I like both, but I do have a favorite between these two burger giants, but what does our area prefer?

  • Montana - McDonald's (64) - Burger King (45)
  • South Dakota - Burger King (90) - McDonald's (73)
  • Minnesota - McDonald's (72) - Burger King (67)
  • North Dakota - McDonald's (75) - Burger King (74)
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The next topic has torn families apart and destroyed lifelong friendships. It is a touchy subject. When it comes to pizza, who reigns supreme? Dominoes or Papa John's? It's pizza! I like both, but what does our area prefer?

  • Montana - Dominoe's (62) - Papa John's (23)
  • South Dakota - Dominoe's (57) - Papa John's (27)
  • Minnesota - Dominoe's (70) - Papa John's (23)
  • North Dakota - Dominoe's (67) - Papa John's (53)

Despite the fact that people may have different brand loyalties, there is one certain thing: these well-known brands are important in our everyday lives, and the rivalry is as fierce as it has ever been. Having this information, you now have an understanding of what our region prefers. What are your thoughts? Let us know on our social media pages.

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