michaelcarraher, you might want to read this post: http://www.roadfood.com/F...me-change-m205399.aspx
To sum it up, MikeS pretty well laid it out as you will read in the above thread:
"Well I deleted the earlier thread with this info because people were already starting to argue over such a simple thing.
If it has multiple locations, has a web site showing multiple locations, or offers corporate info, it's probably a chain. If you can go to one in NY or in Calif., it's probably a chain
If Mom and Pop and the kids each have one in a small geographical location, it probably isn't.
post edited by UncleVic - 2010/02/04 19:15:55