Indianapolis is a chain dream. They may very well have more chains per capita and a wider variety. I know their variety is considerably greater than Minneapolis/St. Paul. Indianapolis might be too much chain restaurant oriented. Despite that, they still have the most restaurants with quality breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches. [;)]
As far as Super Markets go they have O’Malia’s, Marsh, Kroger, Super Wal-Mart and SuperTarget. Cub stores pulled out completely because of the intense competition. Marsh was recently sold.
For quality Super Markets I like Minneapolis/St. Paul. We have three top-notch upscale regional independents in Lund’s, Byerlys and Kowalski’s. We also have Rainbow, Cub, SuperValu, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Wal-Mart Super and SuperTarget. We also have some very good local coop food stores.