September 09, 2006

RUBY TUESDAY'S -- the restaurant for fat people!

That slogan won't sell, but I'm not the only one to complain about their new menu. Danny Glover writes:

I recently had a business lunch at Ruby Tuesday's. I used to like going there because of the numerous healthy options on the menu, but they were gone on my last visit. I'm actually on a low-carb diet right now, so I was still able to order a steak and vegetables. Still, I was irritated that it was my only option.

Weirdly, my earlier post got me some abusive emails accusing me of betraying market principles and libertarianism by complaining about Ruby's menu. But I wasn't calling for the government to regulate them, just complaining about their new menu. A view of market capitalism in which customers aren't allowed to express their dissatisfaction is . . . weird.