As great, and comfortable it is to go to a chained restaurant, store, etc. It feels just as good going places locally. Support your community and local businesses.
Trust me I love going to Chipotle too, I love going places knowing exactly what I want. And getting in and out with not too much hassle but sometimes when you have time you just want to go somewhere not super busy or rushed, just relax, meet or not meet people. Everything just casual
Yesterday my friend and I went to a used bookstore for my first time and last time. Sadly they are going out of business and had to sell everything. Still after we left, there were still a good amount of books and shelves left. Plus Yesterday was supposed to be their last day of business. I purchased 4 books for $5.32 all still in good condition. What a steal huh? I’m not 100% certain of this but the woman who rang us up said they had to go because the person who owned the building wanted to sell it. But they also didnt say anything about relocating.
I feel a little bad when businesses have to shut down. They didn’t earn enough profit, and they just don’t anymore options left. Those are real people with a real business, and real business goals (probably wanting to own multiple stores in the future).
I understand its very tricky trying to find good places, its risky you don’t wanna go far, don’t want to get sick. I can’t tell you every single place has the same things, and if it will be even worth it. But you could at least try. If you do find a great place depending you might be able to
- Save money
- Meet people easier
- Be in a less fast paced environment
- Get somewhat healthier
It reminds me of when you’re on vacation, you obviously don’t want to go to the same place and get something you could easily get everyday at home (I don’t). So why settle for the same things almost every day? I’m not saying to go to your local place daily either. Everything in moderation.
I’m just trying to say your local businesses are completely different than a chained business. It might be worth it, It might not. But whats the harm in trying. Also please use common sense. Maybe look online, Yelp reviews, See if they have people in the parking lot.
Go to your downtown or wherever is a good place where you reside where there is not that many chains, Go live, Be adventurous, Try something new. Why not? What is your excuse not to?
Sincerely, Jolee G.