Franchise is synonymous with unauthentic … disgenuine … unoriginal. Quality preservation and franchising are opposites.
In 2016, franchises are seen as viruses that attack communities. People are looking for original family-heritage based, entrepreneur owned authentic businesses, with people who care, and build relationships, and are organic to the community.
Having 8+ Tim Hortons and 4+ Starbuckses and more to come, in Dearborn and 0 community cafes is a testimony to the cultural and intellectual bankruptcy of this city.