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August 30, 2014

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Hungry? Report says Las Vegas is nation’s 6th most ‘gluttonous’ city

Been to a buffet lately? Or how about the buffet of buffets?

Las Vegas is famous for 24-hour buffets, as well as fine dining, so it might come as no surprise that we’re close to the top of another list: America’s 20 Most Gluttonous Cities.

The Daily Meal website ranked U.S. cities using the number of grocery stores and supermarkets, fast-food establishments and full-service restaurants per capita, plus the rate of obesity. Las Vegas came in at No. 6.

“It should come as no surprise that the City of Sin secured a spot on the list,” the website said. “With the throngs of endless buffets and dozens of top-tier restaurants, Vegas is known as a destination for excess. However, recognizing the relatively low population density, it is very interesting that the city ranks so high on the list.”

The city has 263 grocery stores, 1,089 fast-food restaurants, 1,607 full-service restaurants and an obesity rate of 26 percent, the website said.

The list includes few cities in the South and Midwest, where obesity rates are generally highest, but had several California cities.

The most gluttonous city on the list was New York City, followed by Detroit, Dallas, Houston and Miami, and then Las Vegas.

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  1. One thing a survey like this forgets to take into account is that many of our restaurants are on the strip for the Thirty Million + people that come to town each year.

    Now I have to agree this town is getting to Obese. Nevada ranks 39th for Obese adults and #11 for Obese kids.

    People need to get off their butt and work some of this great food off. If nothing else, send the kids out to play so they don't end up the way they are heading now.

    It is costing Hundreds of Millions of dollars to take care of the obesity problems in this country.

  2. Finally, a top ten list we can master...
    Seriously though, we should count our blessings. There's no place else I know where you can get a $4.99 breakfast (with a custom-made omlette), then sit down and play video poker with decent pay tables, then go outside and enjoy 330-plus days of sunshine. Add in terrific shows and concerts, and Las Vegas is still number one in my book!

  3. I thought the kids were going hungry according to Three Square and the ccsd.

    Which is it, fat or starving kids?