Or to put it another way, who knows better where the restaurant will succeed: the owners of the restaurant, or elected officials? I know, the elected officials have concerns other than whether or not the restaurant succeeds. But if that’s the case, then why do their comments (at least, as reported by the Arizona Republic) make it sound like they are only concerned with identifying the location where the restaurant is most likely to be a success?
I have written about this before. The methods used by large enterprises to select locations for their outlets are very sophisticated. Armchair quarterbacking by elected officials is unlikely to be helpful.
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