New York Bann on big size sugar drinks

Geck

Platinum Member
#5
mainly only fast food restaurants have self serve fountain soda dispensers in NYC and not all of them have those. Unlike here when you sit down in a restaurant order a coke and ask for another you are charged for every drink you asked for. Order 10 cokes that's 10 charges at whatever per drink. That is how it was when i lived there for 25 years. here they just refill the glass as many times as you would like for one price. That will deter some folks but not all of them.
 
#7
This is the biggest over reach of gov't legislation I think I have ever heard of.

Surely somebody with some money and commen sense will file a law suit to block this freeedom grab.
 
#10
I think those Whataburger 960 oz drinks should be banned... that's just ridiculous. I could understand a ban on anything over maybe 32oz? Is it the governments job to say what we can drink... not really. Would I be glad to see some steps taken in the direction of a healthier nation, yes.
 

Joe

Gold Member
#11
mainly only fast food restaurants have self serve fountain soda dispensers in NYC and not all of them have those. Unlike here when you sit down in a restaurant order a coke and ask for another you are charged for every drink you asked for. Order 10 cokes that's 10 charges at whatever per drink. That is how it was when i lived there for 25 years. here they just refill the glass as many times as you would like for one price. That will deter some folks but not all of them.
They do that here with beer and wine. It sucks
 

Rat

Silver Member
#12
The ban is on any fountain or packaged drink above 16 oz. served in any facility that is regulated by the city's health department. So restaurants, movie theaters, bodegas and the like.

So, if you want to order a large New York-style pizza for delivery from your favorite neighborhood pizzeria, you can pile as much cheese, pepperoni and sausage on it as you want ... but you can't order a 2 liter to go with the whole pie. Gotta be individual cans, which are costlier to the consumer.

Oh, and did anyone notice that Bloomberg is issuing an official proclamation tomorrow in honor of National Donut Day?
 
#13
America is getting fatter and some states more than others. A lot of folks in town are walking around with muffin tops and you all know it's the truth. We eat too much and we have way too many unhealthy dining options in town. That being said, the NY ban is insanely over the top. I wonder though - how many who are poking fun at NY's Mayor are the same folks who rallied for liquor sales ban and applauded Frisco's effort to block alcohol sales. Just sayin.. Go eat a burger and chew on that.
 

ashwi

Diamond Member
#14
I don't think I could carry around a Coke weighing that much with my bad elbow.

If you tell me that I am not allowed to, I will out of protest.
 

Garbo

Platinum Member
#16
What happened to personal responsibility? Seriously do I need the government to tell me how big of a drink to buy? If people wanna buy million gallon sugary drinks..... hey, let natural selection and survival of the fittest take its course.
 

Garbo

Platinum Member
#17
Oh, and did anyone notice that Bloomberg is issuing an official proclamation tomorrow in honor of National Donut Day?
Isn't this the same Bloomberg that fought against the city trying to extend the 2-term limit for mayor when Guiliani was mayor after 9/11 (and Bloomberg was running for office) -- only to extend them years later as mayor so he himself could serve 3 terms? And then to support moving them back to 2 terms once he's done?

Just checking.
 

ashwi

Diamond Member
#18
Isn't this the same Bloomberg that fought against the city trying to extend the 2-term limit for mayor when Guiliani was mayor after 9/11 (and Bloomberg was running for office) -- only to extend them years later as mayor so he himself could serve 3 terms? And then to support moving them back to 2 terms once he's done?

Just checking.
I have a pic of Guiliani and me. :hug:
I still don't know how to spell his name.