Just drive down Main Street, and it’s easy to see that national chains dominate the American restaurant industry. According to Nation’s Restaurant News, the top 200 restaurant chains now represent 41 percent of the $500-billion-plus foodservice market in the United States, serving hungry customers via 223,000 restaurants across the country. The conundrum is that this nationalization of the American restaurant industry doesn’t really jive with the American palate.America’s taste for cuisine ...

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