How often do you go to chain restaurants like B.J.’s, Mortons, PF Changs, Claim Jumpers and whatnot? Did you know you could help your local economy more by going to locally owned restaurants? Think about it. When you spend a dollar at a chain restaurant all the profit leaves the area. If you eat at locally owned restaurants all the profit stays right in your community helping to employ more people. The restaurant owners in turn spend their profits locally.
Personally, I never eat at chain restaurants, not only because I want to support my community, but because the food and service is usually better than the chains. So start helping your community, eat out and eat at locally owned restaurants.