Formerly Known as Rockstars' Ramblings
Only a month? Maybe I'm spoiled by living in a city and neighbourhood that value local, non-chain eateries, but I honestly can't remember the last time I went to a genuine fast food place. I haven't even been to a chain restaurant -- Chili's or whatever -- in a couple of years. I even managed to avoid that stuff when I went home last Thanksgiving, which is a bit unusual.Good riddance, man.
Whenever my brother comes over, he always complains about the shortage of non-chain restaurants. As twisted as it may be, I like chains.To be honest, though, it has more to do with me hunkering down in the heatwave my town's experiencing: There's a lot of incentive not to get into a car that won't cool off until the moment I arrive at my destination.
Pretty much every single store around where I live is part of some chain. Something "local" is pretty hard to find, and usually where they do exist, they suck and the prices are terrible.I suppose there's better examples but generally I prefer to get a burger from a place like Whataburger than some burnt up piece of ash-burger from the "local establishments".
I was getting close there until I had Burger King at the Vegas airport waiting on my return flight. It was the cheapest thing there.And it cost me $10.Fucking airport prices.
Yeah, local shops often do suck, and chains offer advanatages that the local shops do not.On the other hand, that quality of individual shops in a chain can vary wildly, and it generally depends on the people working there and how good they are at their jobs.Thus, I tend to look at shops, even chain shops, individually.
Go find yourself a Jack in the Box or Wendy's or something, holy crap.
Broke it. Had a hankerin' for Popeye's.
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