Foursquare 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.
NOTE: 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 Foursquare's core attribute set:
- Chain Name
- Label indicating which chain(s) (brand or franchise) this POI is a member of
- Chain ID
- Unique ID indicating which chain(s) (brand or franchise) this POI is a member of
All 3,400+ FSQ chain names/ids as of Jan 2023:
Updated 3 months ago