New Yorkers preparing for ban on large sugary drinks that will begin March 12
Under the first-of-its-kind prohibition approved by the city Board of Health last year, establishments from restaurants to mobile food carts can't sell sugary drinks larger than 16 oz. After a three-month grace period, the city will fine violators $200 per sale.
Soda Sellers Prep for Large-Drinks Ban in New York City - WSJ.com
Some restaurants are wasting no time in bringing themselves into compliance with the measure, intended to lower obesity and its impact on public health. Brother Jimmy's BBQ CEO Josh Lebowitz said the 1,000 new glasses were ordered for soft drinks at their five New York City locations. Currently, the restaurants serve soda in 24-oz. glassesó8 oz. more than the new limit. Finding the new glassware wasn't simple, Mr. Lebowitz said. His soda distributor doesn't make 16-oz. glasses.