Chain restaurants are often blamed by social critics for contributing to the increasingly homogeneous nature of global society. The argument goes something like this: As the same chain restaurants appear in every town, we lose the unique nature of a particular place, and we all suffer as a result. What’s the difference between Boulder and Bangor if I can get a Big Mac and a Bloomin’ Onion in both places and everywhere in between? There is something to this argument, certainly. I ...
Register to view this article
It’s free but we need to know a little about you to continually improve our content.
Registering allows you to unlock a portion of our premium online content. You can access more in-depth stories and analysis, as well as news not found on any other website or any other media outlet. You also get free eNewsletters, blogs, real-time polls, archives and more.
Attention Print Subscribers: While you have already been granted free access to the NRN Digital and Print access package, for only a small additional amount, you can get NRN All Access, which includes premium reports such as the annual NRN Top 200 data. Either way, we ask that you register now. We promise it will only take a few minutes!