Factual Chains

Factual has created explicit associations between national and local brands and their brick-and-mortar locations. Users can query the Places dataset explicitly by chain name or chain ID to obtain a list of stores representing that chain. Examples include Starbucks, Walgreens, and 7-Eleven.


Scope

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 of locations.


Attributes

There are two chain-related attributes in Factual’s core attribute set:

# Attribute Datatype Description Example
1 chain_name String Label indicating which chain (brand or franchise) this entity is a member of Starbucks
2 chain_id String Unique ID indicating which chain (brand or franchise) this entity is a member of ab4c54c0-d68a-012e-5619-003048cad9da


List of Chains

To view all Factual chains, you can browse the Chains Table.