Charlie’s Pool Room in Alpha New Jersey. Horrible location. Loyal customer base that will drive miles out of their way. Family tradition. Tremendous pride in their product. A good enough living it seems. I’d call Charlie’s Pool Room a grand success.
On the other hand, it is a pretty shallow success if there is no pride in one’s product even if one is laughing all the way to the bank.
Fortunately a great location and a great hot dog are not mutually exclusive. But if both were not possible, I’d rather save on rent, serve a John Fox worthy dog, and trust that road fooders and such will beat a path to my door.