Most NY Restaurants Complying With Calorie Posting Rules

July 21, 2008

It appears, at least to this point, that many chain restaurants in New York are in compliance with new rules which require them to post calorie counts on their menus..New York (ChattahBox) – It appears, at least to this point, that many chain restaurants in New York are in compliance with new rules which require them to post calorie counts on their menus.

The New York Daily News ran a random check of 17 restaurants in Manhattan, checking locations such as McDonald’s, Burger King, Starbucks, and others.

To this point, they found all locations were in compliance with the rules.

The New York Department of Health decided to adopt the new rules a year ago, but resistance from the New York State Restaurant Association delayed the rules being implemented until May.

It was just last weekend that the grace period ended, as any restaurant chain not complying will face a fine of $2,000 per store.

Only time will tell if it helps with the obesity rate in New York, as consumer education increases in regards to calories in foods.


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