Data Stories: Fast Food Locations, Spurious Correlations, and French Fries
Where fast food is found, the impact of a visualization error, and comparing fried potatoes.
- By Upside Staff
- January 19, 2022
This video animates location maps for the most popular fast food franchises in the U.S.
A popular visualization a few years ago proposed a link between Waffle House locations and heart disease. This article explains why using the wrong visualization type means that the original map is misleading.
Scroll through this fun animated visualization to compare different fried potato shapes.