Skip to comments.Calif. requires restaurant chains to post calories
Posted on 09/30/2008 1:03:48 PM PDT by SmithL
Sacramento, CA (AP) -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed legislation making California the first state to require restaurant chains to reveal how many calories are in their standard menu items.
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Well, I WAS going to eat that fettucini alfredo until I saw the calories posted!!!
As if his constituents could actually count -— go figure...
Next up...legislation that all restaurants count every grain of rice to be sure of “even distribution”!
How many calories do you burn reading all the calorie info?
Incredible.. Social engineering pioneers we be..
The day is right around the corner when you ask for dessert, the waiter politely tells you "I am sorry. I think you've had enough this evening"
Don't laugh....it's coming. Hey...are you gunna eat that cupcake?
This is in place in NYC. It’s very funny looking on the menu.
There’s more regulation in fast food which costs $5 than mortages of $500,000
Schwarzenegger and the California Legislature have been pulling things like this for years. When you’re not doing a damned thing productive, you have to fill in with something.
“They may be allowing the state to go belly up fiscally, but they did put those calorie signs in the windows. They can’t be all that bad.”
Pass the grass tortilla will ya Marge...
This puss is the epitome of stupidity in California. We have so damn many regulations that it is a wonder any business would want to work in Kalifornia.
This will cost dearly, as each portion must be sent to a lab for testing. Chefs will have to stick to exact fomula every time. I read an in article that went into depth about this a few weeks ago.
I am sure the line cooks will be loving this. Not only will they get grilled on taste by the Exec. Chef but watch what they put in as well.
Nanny State gone wild.
Not to worry. Already posted on the restaurant doors are state required placards warning patrons that food is hazardous to your health.
This only applies to their standard menu items.
Starting today, everything is a “daily special”.
Be careful of the bean sprout sandwich. It could be loaded with ecoli.
100% of the people who have ever drank water are going to die, and the Gubmint hasen’t done a darn thing to stop it!!!!!
Jeebus, so many of you complain about the number of “fatties” walking around costing you money. Maybe seeing the number of calories in any given food WILL give some people pause before they order that Blooming Onion.
We’re talking information, not propaganda.
I don’t support the law, but I wish the restaurants in my area would do it voluntarily. A couple around here used to do it and then stopped.
For shenanigans such as this, you can thank Assemblyman Houston Flournoy (R-Pomona), an ultra-liberal Republican who pushed through legislation in 1966 giving California a full-time legislature--one of the biggest boondoggles in our state's history.
Naw. All restaurants should just LIE and make up some numbers and post them. This legislation is garbage anyway. And have a few thugs intimidate so-called inspectors.
Agreed. I don’t get it, so what if restaurants are required to list calories of meals they serve.
Why are conservatives afraid of information? Everyone is still able to make dining decisions LIKE THEY WERE ADULTS.
I’ll answer my own question.
Too many “conservatives” are weenies...
When I saw this report this was my initial reaction...
“Good. Now if I decide that if I go a little overboard on dinner I can choose (like an adult) to skip the dessert or maybe add something a little healthier (like fruit or veggies) the next day to balance my caloric intake or in case I am watching my cholesterol.”
Or, I can mac out and not care. But the decision is always MINE...like an adult shouldhave.
MORE information is never bad.
“Naw. All restaurants should just LIE and make up some numbers and post them.”
Are you an accountant?
Thanks for the mention. It would be nice if we had a governor who would turn down at least some of this nonsense.
No argument here. Honestly, I think too many people stuff food down their gullets without really thinking about it or knowing what’s in it, but having the information at hand lets you make a responsible (or irresponsible) choice. And that’s kind of what I thought conservatives were all about - peronal responsibility - but I wonder sometimes... ;-)
This is a lot different than NYC banning trans fats.