NYC Pushes Calorie Count Plan

Law would affect fast food, chain restaurants
By Zach Samalin,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 25, 2007 7:24 PM CDT
Amin Chakma puts up new menus featuring calorie counts at a Subway restaurant, Friday, June 29, 2007, in New York. New York is reviving its push to make restaurants with more than 15 locations post their...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – That burger might be darned tasty, but New York City health officials are reviving their crusade to give you an accompanying calorie count on menus—this time not just for fast-food joints, but restaurants with 15 or more locations. Chains aren't too keen on the plan, and a state restaurant association is set to sue a second time, the AP reports.

Fast-food companies are arguing that customers don't want to see health data cluttering menus while they wolf down a Quarter Pounder. A federal judge struck down the city's first attempt in September but hinted that a revised measure could pass—indeed, similar measures have passed elsewhere since. The city health board has scheduled a hearing soon and a final vote in January.