Monday, November 06, 2006

"Hole Foods" and Trans Fat

In today's NY Post the paper writes about the possible impact of the proposed trans fat ban on the city's franchise donut stores. In particular, the paper focuses on the 300 Dunkin' Donut stores that do over $170 million a year in sales. The company hinted, however, that they are working on compliance and have been so since 2004.

What this story really points out is that the ban will likely have a bigger effect on the city's neighborhood eateries than any of the chains, since these small business folks are still mostly in the dark about the entire issue. It is another reason why the trans fat proposal needs to be fully vetted by the city council in a comprehensive legislative process.