"Mom & pop" shop owners (eateries in particular) work for:
- less than minimum wages (many work 7 days even they do not open on Sunday or Monday) for at least 12 hours a day and
- no health benefit
They do cheat taxes (if they do not, they cannot compete with other "mom & pop" who do. So, you cannot find too many Christians or Washington work(ed) as restaurant owners.
they beat many chain restaurants by providing great food at affordable
made great money at only one time - when Nixon returned from China with his big belly
gaining 30 lbs as the best ad for Chinese restaurants. You get back your investment in one year in a new
Chinese restaurant. Long gone are those days!