How do you expect to do business when regulators operate like Fascists in broad daylight?
SEE HERE FOR INSTANCE:
NYC bagel store fined for accidentally dropping sesame seeds on floor
THAT is just one example out of HUNDREDS.
Our local health system is also RELENTLESS. It weeds out the lazy, incompetent, foolish and careless.
We have 4000 restaurants in a city of less than a million. Half of those places close every year.
Side note: more than half the closed-down restaurants are Chinese. Last month the health department closed down a very popular take-out Chinese, which got its food from its upstairs VERY popular restaurant.
They were BOTH closed down AND the place is NEVER, EVER, EVER, allowed to sell food again.
I had never seen THAT particular punishment before so the place must have been HORRIFICALLY filthy.
Sigh, it's all about money, innit?
Cleanliness COSTS and some folks are just too cheap to spend money on what they consider "unnecessary" expenditures.
I never eat Chinese any more. Even one of our close acquaintances, Chinese, won't go out to a Chinese restaurant. They are too filthy. She cooks at home.
SHE is the one who said, "Never sit at a table by the wall. You'll see the cockroaches climbing up and down. Sit in the center of the room."