Weight conscious coffee shop goes just may have their wishes come true. Well, at least those who reside in Multnomah County. Commissioners of the county are soon to vote on whether or not restaurants and coffee shops in the area will be required to post health facts – including caloric counts – on their menus. If approved, this law will require ALL items on the menu to have the information mentioned above. Drinks will not be exempt, by the way.
Not every mom and pop food place will be affected by the law, if approved, though. The only establishments that would be required are those which have 15 branches or more across the country.
So what will this law do? Basically, I see it as a public information campaign. More often than not, we order food and drink without a thought as to the calories contained in them. With the calories prominently displayed, people will at least know their consumption.
Do you think that this would make a difference as to how and what people order at restaurants and coffee shops? I honestly do not know. Personally, it might change my mind if I see the huge difference between one coffee blend and another. Then again, if I really want a certain drink, I doubt that my mind would change because of the calorie count. But then again, that’s just me – a person who likes her coffee more than her waistline.
How about you? Do you think this kind of practice would change your mind?
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Originally posted on July 27, 2008 @ 6:16 am