“As I hurtled down the highway, a pair of golden arches crept over the horizon, and the proverbial lightbulb smacked me in the forehead,” says visual artist and blogger Stephen Von Worley , “To gauge the creep of cookie-cutter commercialism, there’s no better barometer than McDonald’s – ubiquitous fast food chain and inaugural megacorporate colonizer of small towns nationwide. So, I set out to determine the farthest point from a Micky Dee’s – in the lower 48 states, at least.”

The result is this image that maps all of the McDonald’s locations as a single point.

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So what is the farthest you can get from the Golden Arches?

Between the tiny Dakotan hamlets of Meadow and Glad Valley lies the McFarthest Spot: 107 miles distant from the nearest McDonald’s, as the crow flies, and 145 miles by car!

Articles by Joe Carter

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