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Restaurant density visualization by Nik Freeman using Google Earth

We started brainstorming fun summer maps to post on our blog – and we started thinking about road trips…and then we got hungry…and then we came up with the idea of pulling together a collection of some of the coolest road trip fast food maps. There’s not many links – but LOTS of data – so prepare yourself. Grab a snack, and start browsing!

McDonald’s Around the Globe – Scroll down by global region to explore all the countries they have locations in, links to their sites and social media¬†and some really cool visualizations to boot.

Check out the density of Waffle Houses across the country with this image created by Nik Freeman. Atlanta is smothered & covered, if you know what I mean!

Yum! Brands’ Interactive Global Restaurant Map – Yum! is the parent brand of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. Click on each country on their map to review the country’s population vs. number of stores and company run restaurants vs. franchises.

Hope you have as much fun exploring these maps as we did! Remember – calories don’t count on road trips!