Saturday, January 30, 2010

Chick-fil-a, Krispy Kreme, and Sunshine

I arrived in Phoenix for a work meeting (and a couple of days with family here) and was quite happy to be greeted by this sign:

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.

1 comment:

  1. I've never been one to complain about chain restaurants. Especially when traveling to faraway places, it's like having a bit of home right there.