5 most popular stores in America

Fast-food joints, pharmacies and discount retailers are among the most visited shops in the country.

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May 14, 2013 8:48PM

No wonder we're so fat. 4 of 5 are fast food.

May 17, 2013 10:32AM
I find it a little weird everyone is here complaining about the brands and that the brand makes people fat/trashy/unhealthy whatever. McDonalds makes you fat... Lol No. Just no. Not how that works. All in the lifestyle, folks. A little MickeyDs now and again doesn't make anyone fat if they actually have an active life. But if that's what people want to do or eat or whatever, who am I to judge. It's like saying all booze brands make people alcoholics.
May 15, 2013 11:56AM
I only go to Walmart because in my small town, they ran everyone else out of business.  Walmart sucks!
May 17, 2013 11:00AM

I am a manager at mcds. I eat the food 5 days a week and at 5'9 I weigh 165lbs and am as fit as ive ever been in the last 17 years when I started having children. people don't get fat for eating mcds. they get fat cause they eat it and then sit around or eat too large portions. it is a grave misconception that fast food makes you fat. also ive worked at mcds for 7 years. great place to be employed and lots of room for advancement.


I feel great!  I have not visited any one of these dumps for years.  One, overpriced coffee shop, three cardboard tasting fat food resturants, and Wally World the Chineese junk dealer.
May 17, 2013 9:54AM
Everybody hates going to Walmart yet they are number 2.. go figure lol
May 15, 2013 11:05AM
Doesn't surprise me that the most popular places are all fast food and friggin Walmart!  No wonder diabetes in America is at a all time high.
May 15, 2013 8:09AM
I know I do my best to put Lowes on this list.  I feel like I am there constantly.
May 15, 2013 11:58AM
this list shows the reason this country needs so much "health care" and therapy and trash collection
May 15, 2013 8:56AM

To me this article is completely misleading.  I consider 'stores' to be those that sale general merchandise, clothing, etc.  Not restaurants and/or grocery stores.

May 17, 2013 4:21AM
Try living in a country for 18 months with absolutely no American fast food (or other American restaurants for that matter) and no stores to buy merchandise or food at that is in any way American.  I am starving for food from McD's, Subway, or any other fast food chain.  And I miss shopping at Walmart.  I never went to Starbucks.  I have lost five pounds (down from 110 #s) since arriving here six months ago--maybe it's a good thing that American fast food isn't here!  But I would still love having the choice.
May 21, 2013 7:54PM
As usual sound asleep MS/NBC.  You morons ran this crap article last week.
May 17, 2013 11:09AM
Yes, Wal Mart has totally run-off or forced close downs of smaller private stores.  You may pay a bit more, but you get quality merchandise and excellent customer service.  Wal Mart merchandise, customer service, store cleanliness and so forth is a disgusting mess.  Funny, they've taken over just about everything if you live in a smaller town.  
May 17, 2013 11:36AM
I think everyone is blaming fast food chains for their weight problems and health issues the problem is people. We can choose to eat better but dont due to convienence. It also doesnt help that it costs so friggin much to buy actual groceries now days than it is to feed a whole family and more on a dollar menu I know I've been there...and i dont see why everyone hates franchises like starbucks? I LOVE starbucks! Best coffee i have ever tasted! But I like burn the beans taste so its a preference really and if it wasnt for franchises many people would be out of jobs. America was built on industries and franchises im all for going local but be realistic people keeping everything local doesnt keep us going.
May 17, 2013 10:37AM

Jerrod is pissed that Mcdonalds beat out Subway

May 15, 2013 6:14AM
Seriously??? "Our" favorite store is McDonald's!!!

(Great, now I feel fat!!!)
May 21, 2013 7:37PM
I try to eat at McDonald's at least once a year to remind me why I don't eat there.
May 17, 2013 9:58AM
welcome to walmart all items are from china and uninspeted as they come off the docks but welcome to walmart
May 22, 2013 10:44AM
These companies provide a service. u dont like it? dont shop there
May 22, 2013 8:54AM
Subway, McDonald's and Walmart..........are all American Stores.  I shop and eat there.  There is nothing wrong with these 3 stores.  I'm elite and I'm high-and-mighty, and I do the country club thing....I could survive in the community if these 3 stores were the only ones in town.  Everyone shops here, so what is all the fuss ?
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