As an American who has lived outside the U.S. for many years, I have come to appreciate the small businesses and privately owned restaurants. Walmart is a killer to the country and the community. It has ruined the economic life of so many towns and small cities.
Living in Europe, I get to experience some really wonderfully-prepared food from real cooks that use real ingredients, and not factory-prepared frozen crap that most chains offer. Fortunately, the GMO surge has been blunted in Germany so one can be assured of not eating Frankenfoods. Come to Germany and experience real bread (no country makes the selection of bread like the Germans), beer (not only Germany but lots of other countries as well) and privately-owned restaurants. learn to live.