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, theres no better barometer than McDonalds ubiquitous fast food chain and inaugural megacorporate colonizer of small towns nationwide. So, I set out to determine the farthest point from a Micky Dees in the lower 48 states, at least.
The result is this image that maps all of the McDonalds locations as a single point.
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 McDonalds, as the crow flies, and 145 miles by car!