The busiest locations of your favorite retail chains

    Have you ever wondered what is the busiest locations of some of your favorite retail chains like McDonald’s, Burger King, Dominos, Toys”R”Us or 7-Eleven? We have the answers.

    According to AOL, they have researched the most popular retail chain brands to identify the busiest location in the world.

    If you think you McDonald’s busiest restaurant location is in New York City, you are wrong? Checkout out our list of 10 busiest locations of your favorite retail chains around the world.

    McDonald’s

    The Busiest Location Is:

    Karlsplatz, Munich, Germany

    The Busiest Location in U.S. Is:

    220 W. 42nd St., New York (Times Square)

    Fun Facts:

    The U.S. has the most McDonald’s with 12,804 restaurants. Germany is in fifth place with 1,091 restaurants. More than 1/3 of all French fries sold in the United States are by McDonald’s.

    Burger King

    The Busiest Location Is:

    Luchthaven Schiphol, Netherlands

    The Busiest Location in the U.S. Is:

    San Francisco, California

    Fun Facts:

    Burger King was founded in 1954, in Miami, Fla. and it introduced the Whopper three years later. There are over 11,200 restaurants located in all 50 states, and in 69 countries.

    Dunkin’ Donuts

    The Busiest Location Is:

    755 Main St., S. Weymouth, Mass.

    Fun Facts:

    Dunkin’ Donuts was founded in 1950 by Bill Rosenberg in Massachusetts. As of Dec. 31, 2007, there were 7,988 stores worldwide, of which 5,769 are in the U.S.

    Whole Foods

    The Busiest Location Is:

    Columbus Circle, New York

    Fun Facts:

    Whole Foods currently has over 54,000 employees and has more than 270 locations in North America and the United Kingdom.

    Dairy Queen

    The Busiest Location Is:

    Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

    The Busiest Location in the U.S Is:

    Rosedale, MD.

    Fun Fact:

    Their busiest store generates $2.8 million in sales a year.

    Baskin-Robbins

    The Busiest Location Is:

    1201 S. Victory Blvd. in Burbank, California

    Busiest Location Outside the U.S. Is:

    Meundong store in Seoul, South Korea

    Fun Facts:

    Baskin-Robbins has over 5,800 stores worldwide, with more than 2,700 located outside of the U.S. It was founded in 1942 by Burt Baskin and Irv Robbins.

    Outback Steakhouse

    The Busiest Location Is:

    Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, Nev.

    Fun Facts:

    The average size of an Outback Steakhouse is 6,000 square feet, featuring a dining room and an island bar. It seats approximately 200 guests.

    Outback was established in March 1988 and is now a member of OSI Partners Inc. Other members include Cheeseburger in Paradise, Carrabbas, and Bonefish Grill.

    Applebee’s

    The Busiest Location Is:

    Orlando Airport, Florida

    Fun Facts:

    Currently there are over 2,100 Avis locations in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Avis was found in 1946 by Warran Avis.

    Domino’s

    The Busiest Location Is:

    Outside Camp Lejeune, N.C.

    Busiest Location Outside U.S. Is:

    Tallaght, Ireland

    Fun Facts:

    As of 2006, Domino’s Pizza operates in five countries, with over 600 stores and approximately 14,000 employees. Domino’s makes more than 60 million pizzas a year.

    7-Eleven

    The Busiest Location Is:

    Samutprakarn, Thailand

    The Busiest Location in U.S. Is:

    East Quogue (Long Island), N.Y.

    Fun Facts:

    There are over 7,500 7-Eleven stores in North America and 33,700 globally. 7-Eleven’s birthday is on July 11 (7-11), and the stores used to operate from 7 a.m. to 11.p.m.

    Toys”R”Us 

    The Busiest 3 Locations Are:

    1. Times Square, New York
    2. La Defense, Paris, France
    3. Avenue Los Americas, San Juan, Puerto Rico

    Fun Facts:

    Toys”R”Us has over 1,500 stores worldwide, more than 680 of which are located outside of the U.S. in 33 countries.

    Nordstrom

    The Busiest Location Is:

    Southcoast Plaza, Costa Mesa, Calif.

    Fun Facts:

    Nordstrom currently has 157 stores in the U.S., located in 28 states. Of those 157 stores, 103 are full-line retailers, 50 are Nordstrom Racks, and the rest are miscellaneous stores. The first Nordstrom was opened in 1901, as a shoe store.

    Red Lobster

    The Busiest Location Is:

    Times Square, New York

    Fun Facts:

    The Times Square Red Lobster generates approximately $10 million in sales each year. The first Red Lobster opened in 1968.

    KFC

    The Busiest 3 Locations Are:

    1. U.S.: Fall River, Mass.
    2. China: Beijing Railway Station, China
    3. Rest of World: Les Halles, Paris, France

    Fun Facts:

    KFC has more than 11,000 restaurants, located in over 80 countries. KFC serves approximately eight million customers a day.

    GAP

    The Busiest Location Is:

    34th & Broadway, New York

    Fun Facts:

    Gap currently has more than 3,100 stores and earns $15.8 billion in revenue. Gap Inc. has expanded and created other brands such as Banana Republic and Old Navy.

    Sheraton / Starwood Hotels

    The Busiest Location Is:

    Sheraton Hotel & Towers, New York

    Busiest Location Outside U.S. Is:

    Le Meredian, Singapore

    Fun Facts:

    The first Sheraton, in Springfield, Mass., opened in 1937. By 1949, Sheraton had expanded internationally.

    In 1985, Sheraton became the first hotel chain to operate in the People’s Republic of China.

    Hilton Hotels

    The Busiest Location Is:

    Avenue of the Americas, New York

    Busiest Location Outside the U.S.

    Perth, Australia

    Fun Facts:

    The first Hilton hotel was founded in Cisco, Texas, back in 1919. Currently, there are over 500 Hilton locations globally.

    Jiffy Lube

    The Busiest Location Is:

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    Fun Facts:

    This Jiffy Lube service center, on average, serves approximately 120 cars per day. On Saturdays, usually the busiest day of the week, it services an average of 140 customers and has as many as 26 employees working. According to the owners, 80% of its customers are repeat customers.

    Crate & Barrel 

    The Busiest Location Is:

    Madison Avenue, New York

    Fun Facts:

    Crate & Barrel first opened in 1962 as a family business. The business started out with the two owners and only one employee. Today there are 160 stores and over 7,000 employees.

    AMC Theaters

    The Busiest Location Is:

    Times Square, New York

    Fun Facts:

    The Times Square building plays to more than two million guests per year.

    AMC has 359 theaters, and 5,138 screens. Located primarily in the U.S. and Canada, AMC also has theaters Mexico, Hong Kong, France and the United Kingdom.

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