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Those Sneaky Little Fast Food Places...

As you know already, NYC has imposed a new rule that requires eateries to list calorie counts on their menu boards, right next to the price. However, health officials noted that the regulation would only apply to restaurants that already make calorie information available voluntarily.

It is being reported that in light of this new legislation, three major players in the fast food industry - Wendy's, White Castle and Quiznos - have pulled nutritional information from some restaurants or from their Web sites in order to avoid having to list the caloric info. Wendy's pulled all caloric information from posters and fliers at its New York eateries. Quiznos and White Castle deactivated the pages on their Web site that offered all types of nutritional information.

To me, it just doesn't seem right. I can understand that the eateries saw a way around the rule (which has been criticized for being misguided) and went for it, but still, play nice already.

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cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
Butrfly4404-People are allowed to have a change of heart. I do think healthy choices should be indicated. not unhealthy. If I mis-spoke before I apologize. I think it is a lot easier for us who are being helath conscious to say, "yeah, they should do it!" But, seriously, how much cost is going to be associated for them providing this? do you wanna pay more for your food? Sure you say, but some people will say no. I think it was great for restaurants to volunteer nutrition info. The ones that don'e...well, make them do it. this law seems backwards, and sorry if i came across as uncaring, but speaking from the point of view that my family owns it's own company, if the government came in and said you need to reprint all of your marketing...menus, blah blah, it could break us. I am thinking that perhaps these places should get come kind of tax break for complying. then maybe it will be worth it to the restaurant. _________________________________________________________ Why don't you wear the face you have when I am not around?
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 10 years
cravingsugar...didn't you say that you thought restaurants should indicate *unhealthy choices* like a week ago? It's not about people telling me what to eat or needing guidance in that. But you know what? SOME PEOPLE DO! Some people DON'T understand that fried food is so bad for you. Numbers don't lie, but looks can be very deceiving. As for restaurants, fast food chains are actually still pretty new to us. What's the oldest, like, 60 years? It took THAT long for people to start saying "Alright, OBVIOUSLY fast food is becoming a problem." You know, I don't like the government telling me what do, either. But when taxpayers and the government are paying for paying health care costs for SO MANY PEOPLE, I think its great that they are starting to get involved and try to get people healthy BEFORE it affects them. And REALLY - they have to PRINT A NUMBER next to the item. Why is that such a hard thing to do??
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
huh. this would make me stop eating their food completely. it brings more attention to the fact that their food is so unhealthy, they would rather do this than list the info.
joyofadventure joyofadventure 10 years
i heard about this law a while ago, i think its a great idea, and i think it is awful that the restaurants would do that, they SHOULD display the info
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
this is a funny story to me. I am on the side of the restaurants, even though they are being sneaky. I think the government is trying to hard to regulate nutrition. Any joe schmoe knows that if they get the friend chicken sandwhich, it has more fat and calories than the grilled one. It is about making smart choices. Not being lazy and having the government do it for you. _________________________________________________________ Why don't you wear the face you have when I am not around?
pink_orchid pink_orchid 10 years
i have a right to know what im eating... and i have a right to know the caloric intake while im at the restaurant not 3 hours later at home. like they offer "healthier " choices ... so they make thier $$ either way. let me see the calories in my double burger and then let me eat it.
misstsapinay misstsapinay 10 years
That totally sucks! I think all restaurants need to list caloric info. Or at least have "diet" options.
yamahamama yamahamama 10 years
Mmmmmm. White Castle! Anyway, what a weird law.
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 10 years
LAME. The only thing quizno's ever had listed were their small sized "lite" sandwiches anyway..I boycotted them for a while for it. ;) Still...I just won't eat anywhere if I don't know what I'm, their loss (if I'm ever in NY, that is!)
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