Today’s quick clip comes from Stephen Von Worley at datapointed.net. Wanna get at least 100 miles away from McDonalds? What do you know about Nevada?
Behold, a visualization of the contiguous United States, colored by distance to the nearest domestic McDonald’s!
As expected, McDonald’s cluster at the population centers and hug the highway grid. East of the Mississippi, there’s wall-to-wall coverage, except for a handful of meager gaps centered on the Adirondacks, inland Maine, the Everglades, and outlying West Virginia.
Grist sums this part up pretty nicely:
To get genuinely out of McRange, you need to travel to the desert near the Nevada-Oregon border, where it is possible to be 110 miles from a McDonald’s. Von Worley traveled out there to show the world the vast loneliness of being two hours from a Big Mac. Kinda makes you want to schedule a pilgrimage, doesn’t it?
So…. who wants to road trip?