Actually Martin's is now a chain as well with four outposts middle TN and one in WV. There's a difference between a chain and a franchise as I'm sure you know and some chains do it better than others. Jim n' Nicks and Martin's are great examples of how to do chains right.
Don't count it against them.
22.5 OTS Weber kettle
Smokey Joe (RIP)
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