Wednesday, September 30, 2009

McDonald's Map

Strange Maps this week features a map plotting the position of every McDonald's in America.

There are over 13,000 McDonald’s restaurants in the US - just 1 for every 23,000 Americans, which I actually found surprisingly few. Is that wrong?

In any event, this market penetration doesn’t mean that McDonald’s is everywhere: somewhere in South Dakota is The McFarthest Spot, the place in the contiguous United States geographically most removed from the nearest McD’s.

The Golden Arches are seemingly packed onto every street corner in the east half of the States, while out west, you gots to go the distance for yo fries (except the for heavily populated coastal areas). And in the McFarthest Spot, you gots to go a full 145 miles to gets yo PATTIE on. Fortunately, South Dakota is home to literally 2,213 Taco Bells, 439 KFCs and a singular Pret a Manger. So probably no going hongry after all.

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