The numbers are out for 2013 and the verdict is in: More people make purchases under the golden arches than anywhere else.
McDonald’s beat out such behemoth’s as Wal-Mart, Walgreen’s, and Target to stake its claim as the country’s most visited retail business.
And the numbers behind it are staggering. In March, 49 percent of Americans over 14 years old ate at McDonald’s.
This is interesting information considering all the talk by food experts to convince us to stop going to places like McDonald's, the list of the 50 most visited fast food places is also fascinating. The study published a list of the top U.S. restaurants and beverage destinations by in-store visitors. The top five are McDonald's, Subway, Burger King, Starbuck's and Wendy's. The others are listed here.
Most likely some of those on the list are not commonly present in all parts of the country or they'd be higher on the list. For instance, I'd love to try a Chick-a-Filet but they are rare in the St. Louis area, it would mean making a bit of a drive for fast food.