Nick Hoppe Columns

Nick Hoppe's columns 
appear every Tuesday in the San Francisco Chronicle on the back page of the Datebook Section. His father, former San Francisco Chronicle and nationally syndicated columnist Arthur Hoppe, wrote for a living. Fortunately,  Nick has other means of support. His topics include business columns relating to the common absurdities of owning a business (he owns restaurants and retail stores throughout  California), general lifestyle columns, and travel columns.
But no matter what he is writing about, rest assured that he is not taking it too seriously.

(Posted November 14, 2017)
   My wife and I were on a road trip last weekend and it was time for lunch. As usual, that was a problem.
   "What do you feel like eating?" I asked, cringing, knowing the same answer as always was coming.
   "Something healthy," she replied.
   Here we go. We were on the freeway in the middle of nowhere. 'Something healthy' didn't exist. Every exit was an invitation to fast food Heaven, or Hell, depending on your tastes.
   She preferred to call it Hell. I'm no fast food junkie, but I'll eat anything in moderation, and I was getting hungrier by the minute. "How about a nice sandwich at Subway?" I asked, spotting the familiar sign that is patronized by half the world... (continue)


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