Retail and restaurants are easy to start (you and I can open a store). However, they are tough to make profits in the long run.
without Amazon, you cannot find too many surviving retailers from 10
years ago. I only got Macy (HD was not in my screen more than 5 years ago) and it is not doing well about 5 years ago
when Amazon was not a big force.
I do not count too many successful
restaurants and/or chains that are doing well for more than 5 years. The
list includes Buffalo Wing.