Theres another dimension to it too. Owned by a European CONGLOMERATE !?
My first thought was, why don’t these towns and municipalities start setting up access means for local groups to form their own quick shops? Why not create a co-op model for the quick stop and develop an incubator program that sources locally and regionally - creating new jobs that then utilize the spending in the shops to stay in the region generating a 25-30% strengthening of the local economy? This applies to the greater percentage of everything we need in life.
Then I realized, we’re not ‘poor’ we are being systematically IMPOVERISHED.
One way we’re impoverished is the propaganda of fitting into ‘roles’ of vanity/pride ‘wannabe’, rather than dignity of looking around WHERE WE ARE and digging in to make things happen - where we really discover the power and joy of creativity