So here's a question we were tossing around in the studio today off the air. Is a chain a chain if we're talking about it's original location?
For example. The first McDonald's was in San Bernadino, California. So in San Bernardino is McDonald's a chain or is it just a local burger joint?
At the first Starbucks location in Seattle.. is it a chain or is it a local coffee shop?
How about here in Rochester? Is Wegmans a chain or a locally owned grocery store?
My thoughts are that a chain is NOT a chain in its original location and Wegmans is the perfect example. Going to Wegmans in Pennsylvania or in Massachusetts may be like going to a chain but here it is locally owned and operated. So if the first Wendy's happened to be in my hometown.. I'd feel like I was supporting a local business by going there. I dunno.. just my opinion.
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