Top Definition
A cluster of at least a half-dozen globally recognized chain eateries, hotels and retail stores, housed side-by-side in free-standing buildings. They are located in suburban areas and along the crossings of two or more major highways in rural areas. Franchise-ghettos thrive in areas of low population density that have heavy vehicle traffic. They generate lots of revenue but sap local communities of originality and diversity.
The Memphis suburb of Southaven, Mississippi is home to the "Goodman Rd @ I-55 corridor", a huge franchise-ghetto. This area of one square-mile features an Applebee's, O'Charley's, Outback Steakhouse, Holiday Inn, Hilton Garden, two McDonalds, Hampton Inn, Steak & Shake, Chik-Fil-A, Baskin Robbins, Edible Arrangements, Red Lobster, TGI Friday's, Courtyard Marriot, IHOP, Dunkin Donuts, Sonic, Burger King, KFC, Taco Bell, Popeye's, Longhorn Steakhouse, On the Border... and others.
by LeighRay November 21, 2011

The Urban Dictionary Mug

Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug

The Urban Dictionary Mug

Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug

The Urban Dictionary Mug

Your favorite word on a white mug.

Create a mug

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug

The Urban Dictionary T-Shirt

Soft and offensive. Just like you.

Buy the t-shirt

The Urban Dictionary T-Shirt

Smooth, soft, slim fit American Apparel shirt. Custom printed. 100% fine jersey cotton, except for heather grey (90% cotton).

Buy the t-shirt