"And then you add all the Obama nonsense to what it's become in the last several years. I don't have anything against Mr. Obama. I'm just saying the way that, you know... the government should stay out of things. ... Pretty soon, they're going to wipe a lot of the middle restaurateurs and restaurant cooks. ... If it continues, then watch: you're going to have high-end, and you're going to have fast food, and you're going to have chain restaurants."
— Chef/restauranteur Emeril Lagasse, quoted while promoting his new TNT cooking competition show On the Menu.