9 Local Chains We LoveBy Scott Kearnan | January 20, 2014 By Scott Kearnan | January 20, 2014
In the restaurant world, "chain" is often a dirty word. But small, localized chains are often a different story: their growth shows they're doing something right, but the limited footprint ensures they'll keep making food with care. Here, we took a look at the landscape and tried to identify some of the Boston chains we love most. Our list sticks to a few criteria: the brand had to launch in the Boston area and have at least three locations, but none outside the state. Here are some of our favorites - what are yours?