Yesterday, New York's new policy requiring some restaurants to post calorie counts on their menu boards went into effect. A health department inspector swung into action, armed with "his laptop computer and a printer he carries in his backpack," for issuing violation notices.
Despite finding five violations, no fines have been issued yet because of a court ruling delaying implementation, but inspectors will begin handing out citations with a price tag attached in July to restaurants with more than 15 locations nationwide which refuse to trumpet the number of calories in a slice or a container of fries.
In case you want to support these brave conscientious objectors to the culinary paternalism (or guys who forgot to install the new menu boards–whatever), here's the honor roll:
Dunkin' Donuts at 445 Park Avenue South, at East 30th Street; McDonald's at 1560 Broadway, at West 46th Street; Popeye's, at 321 West 125th Street, between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and St. Nicholas Avenue; Sbarro at 22 West 34th Street, next to the Empire State Building; and TGI Friday's at 677 Lexington Avenue, at East 56th Street.