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Stephen Starr on the Fiscal Cliff: Keep Calm and Continue Eating and Drinking

Keep on going forward.

Stephen Starr might be the only person right now in the this country who isn’t worried about the fast-approaching fiscal cliff. Despite pundits and blowhards of every stripe and shade sounding the alarm that the looming forced tax increases and spending cuts will spell certain economic doom, the “King of Restaurants” said that he is “more excited now than ever.” He added that during the worst of the Great Recession, his company opened ten new restaurants, and that uncertainties about 2013’s economic outlook aren’t going to stop him from opening restaurants in Philadelphia, New York, and Washington, D.C. Check out the full clip straight ahead.

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