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Sad Fact: McDonald’s Is Most Visited Business in America

Published on May 6, 2013 by   ·   No Comments

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A McDonald's sign welcomes patrons into the restaurant in Wilmington, Del. in this file photo.
A McDonald’s sign welcomes patrons into the restaurant in Wilmington, Del. in this file photo.   (AP Photo/Chris Gardner, file)

Just how popular are the golden arches? So popular that nearly half of US consumers visited them last month, according to a new study spotted by theConsumerist. The study, from the new Placed Insights service, sought to determine which businesses Americans visit most. Fast food dominates the list, but McDonald’s is in a class of its own, with 49% visiting in March. Here’s the top 10:

  1. McDonald’s (49%)
  2. Walmart (38.8%)
  3. Subway (37.8%)
  4. Burger King (24.3%)
  5. Starbucks (23.9%)
  6. Wendy’s (22.8%)
  7. Walgreens (22.7%)
  8. CVS (18.9%)
  9. Taco Bell (18.2%)
  10. Target (14.2%)

There were some other surprises further down the list as well, like GameStop coming in at No. 12 with 12.8%, or RadioShack (No. 14, 12.1%) trouncing Best Buy (No. 35). And check out Dollar Tree; the unassuming discount store is No. 18, with just more than one in 10 Americans visiting last month. The data comes from Placed’s mobile users on an opt-in basis, explains the Kelsey Group, which describes it as “comScore for the offline world.” The data came from 70,000 volunteers

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