Surf on over to the Weather Sealed blog for Stephen Von Worley's post on the Burger wars in America (H/T Daily Dish).
Stephen created the picture below examining the saturation of McDonald's restaurants in relation to competitor restaurants:
How Stephen created the plot:
...each individual restaurant location has equal power. The entity that controls each point casts the most aggregate burger force upon it, as calculated by the inverse-square law – kind of like a chart outlining the gravitational wells of galactic star clusters, but in an alternate, fast food universe.In short, all the black areas of the map are controlled by McDonald's. But what is that blue patch over my home state of Texas?
By far, the largest pocket of resistance is Sonic Drive-In’s south-central stronghold: more than 900 restaurants packed into the state of Texas alone.Ah, the joys of living in Sonic country!
My favorite meal: Large vanilla coke with a chili cheese coney dog...