Guy Fieri can't imagine anyone disliking his food, so he's concluded that New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells' scathing — and scathingly funny — review of his Times Square restaurant must be due to a personal grudge Wells is holding against him.

"I just thought it was ridiculous," Fieri told the Today Show's Savannah Guthrie. "I mean, I read reviews. You know, there's good and bad in the restaurant business; but that to me went so overboard it really seemed like there was another agenda."

Without elaborating, Fieri went on to suggest that Wells was trying to "make a name" for himself, and figured that the best way to do that was to "go after a celebrity chef who's not a New Yorker that's doing a big concept, and in its second month."

Or maybe the food was really bad? Just asking.

[H/T: Eater, Mediabistro, screengrab via Today]