To the proposition that "takeout can eat up your savings," a drive-through counterexample. This Long Island-based chain raised its first barn-and-silo convenience store in 1961. In preceding years, the founder and his milk business had faced declining interest in home delivery, but he was savvy enough to capitalize on what was, even then, a hunger for a quaint rural past.
Dairy Barn 938 Hillside Ave. (Franklin Ave.-Lakeville Rd.), New Hyde Park, New York (one of many locations) www.DairyBarn.com