It’s called conflict, guy, which is the basis of any interesting read.
That’s creative writing 101. What fun would these threads be if everyone agreed on everything? How educational without opposing viewpoints? How boring.
I don’t think Mr. Hutter’s plan is all that unrealistic. Give the guy a break. As someone pointed out fast food joints have absentee owners all the time. And as the hotdog business seems to be mostly just a heat and serve proposition, with 90% of the ingredients coming in pre-prepared, what makes this so different than chain operation?
As long as it’s planned correctly I don’t see why it wouldn’t work.