: Today in Weird Things the Health Care Bill Does: It requires all
chain restaurants to post calorie and nutritional data for their
horrible food! Yes, you will no longer be able to pretend that you are
According to Pizzamarketplace.com:
The Center for Science in the Public Interest said in a statement
that the bill's passage is a "huge victory for consumers" for its
inclusion of a national menu labeling provision. The provision will
require calorie labeling on chain restaurant menus, menu boards, and
drive-thru displays, as well as on vending machines. The legislation
applies to chains with 20 or more outlets, and requires them to provide
additional nutrition information on request.
The National Restaurant Association (NRA!) likes the nutritional information thing. (Sec. 2572) But The Big Money reports
that they are not so happy about the overall bill, since it will make
them provide the part-time dishboy in the back with health care.
Tonight's special is greed.
(If you are suspecting this post was largely an excuse to link to
Pizzamarketplace.com, congratulations: You win a prize.
Pizzamarketplace.com! Are these people the happiest and fattest
journalists int he world or what? We know exactly where we are sending
our resume once we get canned.)