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 ...