Recent quotes:

Pret a Manger, Itsu Founder Says High UK Interest Rates Not ‘End of the World’ - Bloomberg

The restaurant business is incredibly difficult. It's very, very, very labor intensive. The better the food, the more fragile it is, the more temperamental it is, and the harder work it is. And then … I don't know if you've ever worked in a restaurant, but serving people … it’s extremely hard work. And so I would counsel a great many people who are thinking of opening a restaurant…don't, because it is much, much harder than it looks. My end of the business with Pret a Manger and Itsu is even harder because we are absolutely determined to keep the prices down.

How Many Uber Drivers are There?

Academic studies, private surveys and other methods of extracting this information, have shown that Uber drivers average about 4 hours of driving a day on the days they drive.  So, if we have 8.5 million driving hours on the road each day, and drivers average around 4 hours a day, that would put us at a little over 2 million drivers.