I've read a few answers but they all have answers that have broken links or outdated info.
I need to find a way to get very basic information about businesses in the United States. For example, let's say I want to get a list of all Subway restaurants in the USA. I need their address, city, state, zip, and phone number.
At first I thought about using Google Places API for that, but they don't really allow anything on a mass scale like that.
Is there anywhere this data can be accessed for free? I could always create custom crawler to crawl their public restaurant locator tool, but since I need this information from hundreds of businesses, it would take a very long time and would be a maintenance nightmare since they change their websites or restaurant locator tools often.
This all seems like public information but I guess the question is whether it's available anywhere to be accessed easily.