Passage of New York soda ban disappoints restaurant industry leaders

Passage of New York soda ban disappoints restaurant industry leaders

Associations will continue to the fight the measure while restaurant operators prepare for a March 2013 rollout

Association officials and restaurant operators expressed their frustration Thursday with the New York City Board of Health’s passage of a ban on the service of large sodas and sugary drinks.

The initiative, which was championed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and designed to address the nation’s health and obesity problems, establishes a 16-ounce size limit on sodas or other sugary beverages served at restaurants, sports venues, movie theaters, street carts and delis.

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