Skip to comments.Portland restaurants charge a penny per calorie in effort to help Mainers slim down
Posted on 12/30/2011 5:21:49 AM PST by libertarian27
El Mercado salad? $2.34. A cup of white chicken chili? $1.55.
Portland diners could get used to this. For a special lunch on what for many Portlanders will be their first workday of 2012, four city restaurants are pricing their menu items according to their calorie counts.
At a penny per calorie, the Jan. 3 promotion will cut some plate prices by more than half at Sebago Brewing Co., DiMillos On The Water, El Rayo Taqueria and Spartan Grill.
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Should the phrase be changed to:
"Nothing is certain but Death and Taxes & Calories"
I lived in Portland, eaten at DeMillos and this will lead to legislation forcing restaurants to adhere to such a policy. Portland is one of the biggest crap hole liberal hang outs in the country.
What do they charge for the thin mints at the cashier???
Stupidity reigns, shooting yourself in the foot, good entreprenuerial skills. Hey lets start a business and discourage patrons form patronizing our establishment
There are plenty of people out there who eat calorie-rich meals at restaraunts and remain thin. They eat sensibly at home and exercise. Nonsense like this comes about when those in charge (including of this restaraunt) think that people are mindless animals who will eat the worst things for them unless the price is high.
Hardees Monster Burger: $14.20. I'll take one with extra bacon and mayonnaise!
Doubt the restaurant pays a penny per calorie, much much more in fact. So the diners will only order the low-cal meals there, eat their fatty foods elsewhere and the business will go under.
There’s no way it’s worse than Portland, Or.
That'll cost you an extra $1.86 :>)
This program is a little "experiment" for the city...I hope this concept doesn't get any legs and starts exercising around the country
If, because of my job and very active lifestyle, I NEED those calories...WHY should I have to pay extra for them? Isn’t that counter-productive?
“The first effect of not believing in God, is that you lose your common sense.” ...GK Chesterton
“Theres no way its worse than Portland, Or.”
...I’m sure you have a point. I shutter to think though.
Well, 3000 calories a day is gonna cost you $30.00 a day at those four Portland restaurants.
It’s a shame your job requires you to eat there.
Oh, wait, it doesn’t. :-)
6 McDoubles a day should do it then. $6.00. Extra if you want more pickles.
It’s just a cute government backed experiment right now but how long before our overlords think it’s the “cats meow”?
Be still - their hearts: Calorie Tax!
Soylent Red - Penny per Calorie
Soylent Green - 2 Pennies per Calorie
“Soylent Red - Penny per Calorie
Soylent Green - 2 Pennies per Calorie”
In ObamaCare, Soylent Red is 3 cents per ounce, maximum 12 ounces per day. Soylent Green depends on the quality of the cookie and which plant it was produced at.
Obviously you would want Soylent Green from the midwest states as the product didn’t end their life feasting on 1 penny per calorie Big Macs.
These restaurants will all be out of business in a month. People do not go to restaurants to slim down. They go there to eat. Liberals live by the code “do as I say not as I do.” Liberals will applaud the establishments but they will never eat there. They will go there with their lap tops and get the 30 cent coffee and take up a booth all day while they post comments on DU and Huffington Post and it will be $4 cheaper than doing the same thing at Starbucks.
Everyone needs to go there and sit down and order a free diet coke and request a dozen refills. That should put a quick end to this stupid policy.
Portly in Portland.
The locals eat a Gilberts. At least they did when I was there.
Where is Gilberts? Downtown?
How long before these places are sued on suspicion of inflating the calorie counts?
Please note - it's been 6 or 7 years since I've been there. Place looks like a hole in the wall, but.... the scallops that I used to get, were likely swimming around that morning. Clam Chowdah was the best I'd had, ever. You could stand the spoon up in it.
I'm headed back up to Maine this summer, hoping that its still there.
There's nothing wrong with DeMillos. But, it *is* a tourist trap.
I'm trying to remember the name of the place that I used to go all the time. It was inland, in Gray, I think. *Incredible* seafood, reasonable prices, no atmosphere. Again, it was where the locals ate.
At 114 calories per small boiled lobster, I’ll take nine please... Idiots. Crappy chicken and low end beef and pork will be the only good proteins.
Indeed. If thinner citizenry is the goal, they should charge customers by their weight (i.e. $0.05 / pound) and not by the caloric content of the food they order.
Personally, if they instituted this as an ordinance in the town I live in, I’d move. If I ever want a nanny to protect me from myself, I’ll hire one.
I googled “Gilberts”. It’s still open. Thanks for the tip! I surprised my wife with a 50th b-day present to Maine this summer. (she’s from Kennebunkport) I met her there in 1985. We used to go to “Horsefeathers” (closed), “3 dollar Deweys” and “Great Lost Bear”. My favorite was “Raouls” but it’s closed now. You could get a Moosehead and a burger (in 1985) for $3.00!
But, if you just hit the Old Port and walk around, you're not going to lack for watering holes, or restaurants. :-)
Like I said, there's nothing *wrong* with DeMillo's. They've got good food. But, you're not going to get it cheap. :-)
If you go, make sure that you have the clam chowder.
“Portland is one of the biggest crap hole liberal hang outs in the country.”
That would be true for both of them, actually.
Portland, ME’s a nice place though. Is Gritty McDuff’s still open?
“Is Gritty McDuffs still open?”
...yep! I’ll be there in 6 months!
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