Mapping Beefspace

Andrew Sullivan —  Aug 29 2012 @ 7:58am


Stephen Von Worley plots the clout of burger chains by areas of geographic conquest:

The colors now represent the three most influential chains at each point, weighted by cumulative force at a 4:2:1 ratio, where black is McDonald’s, red Burger King, yellow Wendy’s, magenta Jack In The Box, periwinkle Sonic, cream Dairy Queen, green Carl’s Jr., and cyan Hardee’s. Together, you can think of these tweaks as elegantly exposing the subtle contours of market dominance, then splattering them with the individual restaurant locations.

Earlier version of the map here.