Guy Fieri, the host of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and a highly paid celebrity chef, opened his first NYC restaurant in Times Square two months ago. The new 500-seat dining venue has received mixed ratings on Yelp, earning an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Additionally, Pete Wells, a food critic from the New York Times, wrote an extremely negative review of the restaurant trashing the service, food and beverages. Wells made four trips to Guy’s American Kitchen, and called the blue margaritas like “nuclear waste,” and likened another menu item to “donkey sauce.”
Fieri was offended by the review, but not enough so to cancel his subscription to the daily paper. Instead, he has made appearances on the Today show defending the restaurant, and suggesting that Wells came in with an agenda to look for negative things to report. Fieri admits that any restaurant makes mistakes when striving for perfection, and implied that glitches might be ironed out by the six month mark. He is the 10th highest paid chef in the United States, and has 25 years of experience in
the restaurant industry. He is confident his experience and the heart and soul he pours into the establishment can make the restaurant a success.