Should Towns Be Able To Block Fast Food Joints From Opening?

Should Towns Be Able To Block Fast Food Joints From Opening?

Last week, we brought you the story of an Illinois town that rejiggered its zoning regulations to keep an upscale tattoo parlor from opening. This drew several jeers from readers for the village council that made the decision. And yet, there are several municipalities around the country that have effectively banned fast food and chain restaurants from opening within town limits, and there’s barely a peep from dissenters. [More]