Food is the one area that Disneyland definitely could use improvement. Pressler reduced the number of restaurant at the very time when more people were dining out. Also restaurants are more elaborately themed ever. People expect great atmosphere when they dine. At a theme park, it has to be even more over the top.
Pressler knew that it was cheap to offer cotton candy and churros since they don't have to be refrigerated or preserved. Also people are willing to pay prices for an ice cream sandwich which is double what they would pay outside the park. You cannot do that for restaurants because there is a tip expected. Pressler wanted that money that would have been spent on a tip.
I am hoping that Ouimet is moving back to a better dining arrangement evidenced by the expansion of the Fronteirland restaurant.