A few years ago, a temporary health issue involving one of his offspring forced your humble blogger into temporarily adopting a gluten-free diet.

Those were dark times – except for the pretzels, which were pretty okay.

Memories of this period came flooding back upon learning that P.F. Chang’s – purveyor of bland Chinese foodlike substances for the masses, is being sued under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Specifically, one Anna Marie Phillips alleges that the restaurant’s charging diners an additional dollar per item for gluten-free dishes discriminates against consumers with celiac disease.

P.F. Chang’s initial response to the suit was to point out that the surcharge is a function of restaurant economics