Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 | 11:12 a.m.
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.