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Hot Doug's: The exit interview

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Hot Doug's took a truly shitty location and a product that you can literally get on any streetcorner in Chicago -- hot dogs and fries -- and built a business that was not just successful but beloved. Remember that when VCs and pundits try to tell you that you need a monopoly, a barrier to entry, or a unique technology to succeed.

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