See How McDonald’s Units Saturate the United States

You can’t drive down a highway, walk in a city, or pass through the suburbs without seeing at least one McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) restaurant along the way. But this map definitely proves it — they’re everywhere!

It helps explain why the golden arches are among the most universally-recognized icons in the world today. Globally, McDonald’s sells 75 hamburgers a second. That’s nearly 6.5 million burgers every day, distributed across more than 33,000 restaurants in 119 countries.

Stephen von Worley, a visualization researcher, crafted the astonishing model of the fast food mega-giant’s presence after he wondered how difficult it truly is for Americans to escape “generic convenience” like drive-thrus and strip malls. If you’d like to learn more about von Worley’s thought process and the map’s creation, head over to his blog, Data Pointed.

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