How An Inner Sunset Burger King Helped Shape Citywide Formula Retail Rules

June 17, 2015 • Source: • Posted in: Market News

Formula retail is part of the Inner Sunset streetscape, with Jamba Juice, Starbucks and Posh Bagel all operating for years at the intersection of 9th & Judah. Recently, a new Quickly tea location opened without going through the proper permitting process and is now closed by city order, an example of what happens when business owners run afoul of formula retail regulations .

While researching how San Francisco's laws for chain stores came to be, we discovered that a contentious fast food restaurant on 9th Avenue was one catalyst for the switch to tighter rules for chain retailers. Read on for the backstory on how it all went down.

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