Factual Retail Chains

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:

Chain 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.


We are looking for new chains to add, and keen to hear what additional feature may be helpful. Please submit both requests to our support page.


The schema for the chains table is available here.

Chains Attributes in Places Table

Two attributes are provided in the /places-us Places Table to assist in querying and identifying chains:

Label Name Description Datatype
Chain chain_name Name of chain string
Chain ID chain_id Factual Chain ID string UUID