Here in Buffalo, we know how awesome some of our local restaurants are. Something I've always wondered about is, "what would happen if they were franchised and spread out across the nation?

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Obviously, franchising a business takes a ton of work and resources, but seriously, some places here in Western New York would be a slam dunk for success, right?

I've always wanted Buffalo to get more recognition for the great food here and it's a dream to see some of these places go nationwide.

Here are seven of them: