One of the reasons that my restaurant has suffered less during the economic downturn (dun dun duuuuuuunn!) is because of our location. We're really the only national chain restaurant in the main body of town. There are a handful of family-owned places, but even those are kind of scarce. There are quite a few fast food places, but pretty much if people want a cheap burger and fries or ribs, we're the nearest place to go for 3/4 of the town. Of course that's generally a good thing.
What's not such a good thing is that we're right down the street from a high school. Which means that after their damn football and basketball games, the annoying little fuckers come in to yell across the restaurant at each other, shoot spitballs that I have to scrape off the walls, shred their napkins and throw them on the floor, drink eighty thousand sodas, and of course, leave a $3 tip on an $80 bill.
Yeah, I was a teenager once, but I was never a douchebag.