McDonaldization

How does the "McDonaldization" of society directly conflict with small business and the traditional "mom and pop" stores? In what ways do you believe "McDonaldization" has hurt these traditional businesses?

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...1 Burger King, 1 Starbucks, many McDonalds, and so on.

In addition, I maintain that "McDonaldization" also fosters a strong sense of forced conformity, making everyone adhere to a "fast is better" mentality. In turn, it makes for a homogenization of American culture, I feel. The conflict is not just in the appearances and styles of these businesses, but also in how the "McDonaldization" replaces old-fashioned face-to-face human services with much more non-human technology; I feel that the old type of service was much more based on humanistic, caring, friendly, and ...