The latest issue of GOOD Magazine has a sweet graphic showing the comparative landmass taken up by the world’s largest retail chains. Walmart leads with a total square footage larger than Manhattan. By comparison, McDonald’s has a net footrprint of about 1 and 3/4 Central Parks. The image also shows 7-11, Blockbuster, Subway, KFC, GAP, Burger King, Starbucks, and Wendy’s.
Not that we’re advocating a return to the cave, but it’s awesome sometimes to ponder the amount physical Earth taken up by cookie-cutter concrete.
Hit the GOOD site for the graphic in its full 1844 pixel wide glory.
Retail Real Estate [GOOD]