04/18/2017

Trump Urged To Save Grocery, Pizza Consumers From Costly, Confusing Obamacare Reg By May 5

Craig Bannister, CNS News

Food chains like pizza retailers are warning that an Obamacare regulation set to kick in on May 5 will overwhelm customers, raise prices and bankrupt businesses.

A costly and burdensome 400-page regulation in the Affordable Care Act (Section 4205) is set to go into effect on May 5 requiring any “restaurant” with 20 or more locations to post in-store menu boards with separate nutrition information for every food item and combination served.

The regulation would ensnare not only traditional sit-down restaurants, but also other businesses that sell food, such as:

  • Pizza companies,
  • Convenience stores,
  • Microbreweries, and
  • Movie theaters.

Businesses like Domino’s pizza would potentially have to display menu listings for millions of permutations of their offerings. The American Pizza Community (APC), which represents pizza companies like Pizza Hut, Papa John’s and Dominos, as well as smaller franchises, explains:

“From the 34 million combinations of Domino’s pizza to the hot and salad bar at a local supermarket or convenience store, complying with the rule as written will financially harm many small businesses, not to mention the criminal penalties that can come with technical non-compliance.”

The menu board required would be both excessively detailed and complicated, as well as extremely difficult to comprehend, APC warns.

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