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Quoted in Washington Examiner | QSR menu labelling

The Washington Examiner has a story about the Obamacare regulations which eat into small business profits. The article discusses Andy’s testominy before Congress and the concerns of other QSR’s

The law specifies that the number of calories in a food product must be printed directly next to the item on the menu, which is particularly difficult for fast-food restaurants that post their products on large, already crowded signs rather than standard paper menus. Andrew Puzder, chief executive officer of CKE Restaurants, which owns Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., recently testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that the changes would cost his company’s stores $1.5 million — the cost of building one and a half new restaurants. “It’s another one of these nanny state regulations that’s designed to solve a problem that isn’t really a problem at all,” he told The Washington Examiner. Even after complying with all the new rules, the customer will actually have less useful information than existed before the law. Currently, every Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. location has posters on the wall that not only include calorie information, but levels of fat, sodium, cholesterol and a litany of extra nutritional details.

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