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A cluster of at least a half-dozen nationally recognized chain eateries, hotels and retail stores. They are located in suburban areas and in rural regions at the crossings of two or more major highways. Franchise-ghettos thrive in areas of low population density that have heavy motor vehicle traffic. They generate lots of revenue but sap local communities of originality and commercial diversity, giving thousands of American communities a bland sense of sameness.
The "Goodman Rd @ I-55 Corridor" is a massive franchise-ghetto located in the suburban Memphis cities of Southaven & Horn Lake. This area of only one square-mile features an Applebee's, Arby's, Baskin Robbins, Best Western, Buffalo Wild Wings, Burger King, Chick-Fil-A, Chuck E Cheese's, Courtyard By Marriot, Cracker Barrel, Crystal's Hamburgers, Drury Inn, Dunkin Donuts, Edible Arrangements, Firehouse Subs, Five Guys Burgers, Golden Corral, Hampton Inn, Hardee's, Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Home2 Suites, IHOP, KFC, Logan's Roadhouse, Longhorn Steakhouse, McDonald's (x2), Motel 6, O'Charley's, Olive Garden, On The Border, Outback Steakhouse, Popeye's Chicken, Red Lobster, Residence Inn, Sonic, Starbuck's (x2), Steak 'n Shake, Subway (x2), Taco Bell, TGI Friday's and Wendy's.
by LeighRay November 06, 2017
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