As expected, the great majority of the city’s restaurant chains, having been assured by the city that no fines will be levied until July 18, has continued not to post any calorie info, the Post reports. “We see this as an educational period. We are not issuing fines, we are trying to help the owners of the establishments understand the new rule,” Health Department deputy commissioner Jessica Leighton tells the Post. Talk about laying down the law! Leighton estimates that only about a quarter of the city’s 2,000 chain eateries are actually bothering to comply, so it might be a hard wake-up when the city is forced to show the chains who’s boss. If indeed the city really is boss.
Going Off the Menus [NYP]