Over the last century, America watched its marketplace change from local to national. Big box stores pushed mom-and-pop shops aside. Unique local restaurants fell victim to snazzy corporate chains. Bright lights and catchy advertising promise convenience and consistency, often at the expense of nutrition and taste. Bigger became better.
Missouri needs more good old American know-how
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