As in Fast Food Chains, Big Box Stores anything that thrives by creating a culture homogeneity. I don’t want to give anyone the impression that I don’t patronize establishments like these, I do, but I also try to keep them in perspective. I also like balance, so I often try to offset the national or international with the local or regional.
I often wonder if anyone who is in business running a local restaurant or store gives a lot of thought to how they can better emulate Walmart, McDonald’s or Starbucks. I mean I’m sure many would like to emulate the monetary success, but what about the taste or feel? (more…)