Sometimes it feels like restaurateurs are vultures, at least when you go to a restaurant auction, or you go to someone's self-storage to pick through what you need (of all the things someone else doesn't need anymore).
So we went out today and got more equipment, tables, chairs, a freezer, and all the little stuff we need. We bought them from a former pizzeria franchisee (and now our place somehow smells like a pizzeria).
Buying someone's leftovers from what used to be their livelihood is always a little sad, because you know they failed at what you are trying to do. Life is tough, in the restaurant business anyway.