Star Wars can apparently be a metaphor for just about anything, even fast food. With McDonalds representing the allies and all second-tier burger joints being the rebels, this graphic, found on weathersealed.com, displays in true galactic fashion the distribution of fast food restaurants across the U.S. The black void is the area controlled by McDonalds, while the color spots represent one of the seven competing chains. With knowledge of the allies’ alarming burger penetration across the country, the rebel tactics appear to be all about increasing density, thus controlling a specific territory. The best example of concentrated resistance is Sonic Burger which apparently has 900 stores in Texas alone.
As quoted on weathersealed.com,
“Each individual restaurant location [on this map] has equal power. The entity that controls each point casts the most aggregate burger force upon it, as calculated by the inverse-square law – kind of like a chart outlining the gravitational wells of galactic star clusters, but in an alternate, fast food universe.”
This graphic is a beautiful rendering of what can be done with a subject, a little math, and a story to which it relates.