Viral map shows Tim Hortons as Oklahoma's favorite food chain, residents fume over fake info: 'It's a lie'
'There’s no way that there’s THAT many Tim Hortons that far South of the Canadian border, let alone be the favorite place in Oklahoma,' said a social media user
Many social media users were shocked when they saw a food map featuring popular fast-food restaurants doing rounds on Twitter. The US map features fast-food outlets that are the most favorite in each state.
The food map, which was created by Barstool Sports account, quickly spread like a wildfire and several Twitter users began questioning the authenticity of the data. Considering it showed restaurants that didn't even exist in a state as the favorite one among the residents. For instance in Oklahoma, popular Canadian chain of coffee shops, Tim Hortons, was marked as the most favorite outlet. This created a lot of confusion amongst the users, who began wondering where in Oklahoma was Tim Hortons located.
Barstool Sports mentioned in another tweet that their source of data was from Public Information and Statistics Society (PISS). Although it was even mentioned on the map, many fans overlooked this tiny detail and believed that an actual research body provided the data. However, the inaccuracies in the data left fans questioning it. A fan tweeted, "This is literally made up. Oregon has one in and out. Also, I lived in Oklahoma for 10 years and never heard of Tom Hortons. Is there even and in and out in Iowa?" Another fan wrote, "Where’s that Tim Hortons? Oklahoma? LOL! There’s no way that there’s THAT many Tim Hortons that far South of the Canadian border, let alone be the favorite place in Oklahoma."
"I can’t even name where a Tim Hortons location is in my state... Went to the official website, Apparently there’s not even a location here sooo... This whole thing is a lie," declared a fan. Another fan expressed, "This is fake. I have never, not one single time, seen a Tim Horton’s in Oklahoma."
"This was definitely made to troll people. We don't even have Tim Horton's in Oklahoma lmao," pointed out a fan. A few hawk-eyed fans who noticed the PISS as the source of data were amused by the elaborate prank pulled by Barstool Sports. A fan commented, "Looks like they did a PISS poor job of getting data. No In N Out in Washington. And with all the Italians in NJ, you think they're gonna like Olive Garden? This is definitely parody."
"They are clearly trolling they got the data from the made up PISS," observed a fan. Another fan revealed, "Ah, so I’m a f***ing idiot for thinking this is true then... cool.