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Counting calories in the drive-thru

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By Larry Rowell

Continuing down the road of bills being proposed in this session of the Kentucky legislature, we find ourselves staring, or rather, glaring, at a bill from Sen. Denise Harper Angel, (D-Louisville). Harper Angel’s bill would require fast food restaurants to post calorie counts on drive-thru menu boards.

It also applies to burgers and fries, as well as menu items at any restaurant chain with 10 or more locations in the state.

It has been estimated that drive-thru windows account for 60 to 80 percent of a fast food restaurant’s sales.


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