Homogenization, not completely Satanic
All those chain stores in your neighborhood may be
unsightly, they may be threatening local businesses
but they are making my job easier.
Let's say some business sleaze ball opens up a much
needed Palm Beach Tan in your town and you can't
find it in the phone book because the book hasn't
been updated yet. Heck, call your library! The
librarian, being an expert at searching, will go to
the franchise's webpage and see if they have a
store locator. They do and voila! I can find the Palm
Beach Tan closest to my home.