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Fast Food Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Mar 8, 2010 4:40PM

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Anthony tipped us off Friday, via Consumerist, Fast Company and a host of others, to this intriguing and informative series of maps showing which fast food chains dominate various territories throughout the U.S.

If you merely stopped at the Consumerist link without clicking through, however, you'd be missing the genius of the original post, in which the original map is reconfigured and given a "Star Wars" twist, with McDonald's as the Empire and all others as the Rebel Alliance. Which would make the Burger King Han Solo and the Wendy's girl Princess Leia.