Former President Bill Clinton stopped by LYFE Kitchen in downtown Palo Alto Wednesday afternoon for a private lunch with the restaurant's three founders and management team.
Clinton decided he wanted to eat at the eco-friendly restaurant and talk to its founders after hearing about it through a mutual company, LYFE Kitchen CEO Mike Roberts said.
During the lunch the group discussed food, plans for the restaurant's growth and the "need in America for choice," Roberts said.
"We're very honored to have him here, to talk with someone as smart as he is with so much common sense," he said. "I think he was as inspiring to us as our flatbread was to him when I told him how many calories it has."
Clinton asked Roberts why the restaurant was founded in Palo Alto.
"These people here in Palo Alto embrace a lifestyle," Roberts said. "They're risk takers, they're early adopters, they change the way people think about what's possible."
Clinton will be speaking at the Flint Center in Cupertino through Dec. 7 as part of a Celebrity Forum.