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"The people who really spend a lot of money in restaurants now are the twenty- to thirtysomethings. ... Pretty soon they're going to start wanting that other piece of the restaurant experience, which is the thrill of grand dining, the privilege of being taken care of. I think within a few years there's going to be an extreme backlash. ... They're going to want to go out and get more for their money than just another place you can get good food and shout at each other."

— Ruth Reichl, former editor of Gourmet magazine and Los Angeles Times food critic, in an interview with the Times.

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