Roger L. Simon

Trouble and Redemption in Fast Food Land

Evidently some Arab-Americans have a complaint with Denny’s. I don’t know the truth of their allegations – that they were accused of being “Bin Ladens” and refused service. (Did they look like ghosts?), But if every time I had to wait “an hour” for my food, I got to sue for four millions dollars, I would be financing Pajamas Media by myself from my own private island off Tahiti. Still, I can understand they’d be upset. We live in times when people are making assumptions about each other on the flimsiest evidence – and over the worst food. Fortunately, however, hope is nigh, at least in the flash point world of the ptomaine-friendly diner. The “Soup Nazi” is back.