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
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.
There are two chain-related attributes in Factual's core attribute set:
|1||chain_name||String||Label indicating which chain (brand or franchise) this entity is a member of||
|2||chain_id||String||Unique ID indicating which chain (brand or franchise) this entity is a member of||
To view all Factual chains, you can browse the Chains Table.