Springdale, Utah, population 500, is the latest picturesque town to pass an ordinance banning "formula" restaurants. Officials in Springdale echo leaders in small towns across the country that have enacted similar bans on chain eateries in an effort to maintain the charms that please residents and lure tourists. Opponents say the laws are unconstitutional, including an investor group that has filed a lawsuit to win the right to open Springdale's first Subway.

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