Mandatory Disclosure of Calorie Content of Menu Items


The New York City Board of Health is requiring all city chain restaurants to prominently display calorie information on their menus and menu boards effective March 31, 2008. Chain restaurants which are subject to the regulation constitute approximately 10% of New York City’s restaurants.

Pryor Cashman partner Richard S. Frazer, leader of Pryor Cashman’s Restaurant, Food and Beverage group, and associate Melissa M. Tomkiel, have written an informative article about the new law and its impact on restaurant owners and operators.

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