New competition keeps increasing also.
Culvers, Jack in the Box, and 5 Guys are newcomers popping up around our area.
In addition to
Chic Fil A
Steak N Shake
Long John Silver
Subway (and a zillion more)
Our non franchise Mom and Pop operated eateries are doing very well .... Locals support business if its clean, well prepared food and not overpriced IMO .
Aways eat at Wendy’s when on road trips as the food is good, and consistent quality regardless of location. Albeit pricey of late...