I was a little taken aback by Danny Meyer's comments in the Sept. 10 New York Times magazine. When asked by Deborah Solomon had he ever eaten at Taco Bell, Meyer responded with this dig:
"I went last year for the first time ever. I thought it was horrible. Whatever I am going to get in terms of a lower-priced and quicker transaction would never, ever convince me not to spend twice as much time and twice as much money getting something made by someone with a more individual point of view."
Quite a classist statement. I can assure Mr. Meyer that there are many who have had meals at some of his restaurants who wouldn't pay half what he charges.