What do you see on every corner in America?

Bloomberg reported today:  The world’s biggest restaurant chain [McDonald’s], which had about 14,350 domestic locations at the end of last year, is shuttering stores across the country as it struggles to reverse its worst sales slump in more than decade.

Wikipedia:  As of May 31, 2014, the company [Walgreens] operated 8,217 stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Wikipedia:  CVS Pharmacy is the second largest pharmacy chain after Walgreens in the United States, with more than 7,600 stores, and is the second largest US pharmacy based on total prescription revenue. As the retail pharmacy division of CVS Health, it ranks as the 12th largest company in the world according to Fortune 500 in 2014. CVS Pharmacy’s leading competitor Walgreens ranked 37th.

http://www.businessinsider.com/16-walmart-facts?op=1

16 Facts About Walmart That Will Blow Your Mind (2010)

Last year Walmart sold more bananas than any other item.

If Walmart’s more than 8,500 stores were put in one place, they would take up more than 32 square miles — as much as 15,300 football fields.

Walmart parking lots alone take up roughly the size of Tampa, Florida.

An additional Walmart Supercenter per 100,000 residents increases average BMI by 0.25 units and the obesity rate by 2.4%.

http://www.yum.com/investors/restcounts.asp

U.S.

Kentucky Fried Chicken:  4,370

Pizza Hut:  7,863

Taco Bell:  5,921

Total:  18,154

China

Total:  6,400

Great Britain

Total:  1,453

Germany

Total:  179

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