Let’s not and just say we did. [;)]
Even local franchises put less money back into the local economy than an independent business owned by local community member. The percentages are shocking – I’ll see if I can find the stat.
Still, I do understand that it’s part of the way of business, and I’m not mortally opposed to the concept of a big-box store/restaurant. But if the product is inferior, or the company is so bottom-line driven that they are willing to skirt laws or behave in an ethically dubious manner, I dislike that individual "big business"…