Food & Drink

This map reveals which major burger joint is closest to you

Earlier this year, we learned that most Waffle Houses are (not) shockingly concentrated in Atlanta. But what about drive-thru juggernauts like McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's? Flowing Data took it upon itself to pinpoint the coordinates of seven major fast-food brands across the nation in one convenient, color-coded map.

Some findings:

  • No matter where you are, you can probably drive to a McDonald's
  • Dairy Queen cleaned up pretty impressively across the board, giving its royal rival Burger King a run for its crown
  • The Southeast is the Sonic promised land
  • The good people of Montana could really use some more fast-food options

Flowing Data also made mini maps of some smaller cult chains' spreads (Five Guys, In-N-Out, etc.) that you can browse on their site, so make sure to update your road atlas with all this crucial data immediately.

Kristin Hunt is a food/drink staff writer for Thrillist, and wishes she had this map when her high school friends tried to plan a road trip to Sonic. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.