Factual has created explicit associations between national and local brands and their brick-and-mortar incarnations. Users can query the dataset explicitly by chain name or chain identifier to obtain a list of stores representing that chain. Examples include Starbucks, Walgreens, and 7-Eleven.
Browse the Chains Table:
Related holding companies and corporate entities are not included. There is no hard-and-fast definition of a chain; it may be privately held local chain with only a few stores, or a publicly held national brand with thousands.
The schema for the chains table is available here.
Two attributes are provided in the /places-us Places Table to assist in querying and identifying chains:
|Chain||chain_name||Name of chain||string|
|Chain ID||chain_id||Factual Chain ID||string UUID|