Saturday, January 30, 2010
Chick-fil-a, Krispy Kreme, and Sunshine
So I enjoyed Chicken Minis and a hot Krispy Kreme for breakfast this morning. It was loverly! And I must admit, it is one way in which the whole franchise-driven suburb phenomena doesn't seem quite all bad. When a regional specialty can be reliably exported, a bit of home can follow (or precede) me. Krispy Kremes were invented just a few miles from where I was born in North Carolina, and Chick-fil-a has its roots in Georgia. Both are now somewhat common across the country (though not in Chicago), but they've kept their Southern values. They've kept Southern. They do something simply realy, really well, and I've been quite happy to find a bit of the South in Arizona.
That, and the sun.