In my online search about McDonald locations (yes, I am lying low today, unwell and with not much better to do. one of those days), I found this other map from California-based artist and scientist Stephen Von Worley. He created, back in 2009, a data visualization of every McDonald in the U.S.
Driven by the question How far away can you get from our world of generic convenience? he gives some background on his research process in this article. The result does not come as a surprise to me, but rather, I like the idea of using a map for data visualization to make a point across.
Again, don’t get me wrong: I would take the children to a McDonald if we ever got a chance to take a road trip together in the U.S. I would find this acceptable. It’s about blending in with the local culture…:-)