One of the benefits of owning a franchise is the use of a well-known name. If I’m looking for lunch in a new neighborhood, I know what I’m going to get at a Subway, where Joe’s Sub Shack could be a hit or a miss. Now, Facebook is going to help you solidify that connection with their new Parent-Child update inside Facebook Places.
According to Inside Facebook, the company is testing an app which will allow parent companies to easily connect to the Places pages for all of their local locations. On the user side, these “child” companies will show up on a Locations tab on the parent site. Geo-location markers will automatically list the nearest locations, or users will able to submit a zip code for different results. Child pages will be auto linked to the parent page.