Has there ever been a more perfect combination than that of having your buddies over to watch a sporting event – be it the Masters, a baseball game, football on Sunday, or even a wrestling/boxing pay-per-view – and ordering up a quick and easy pizza to make everyone happy?
We say, ‘nay.’
So leave it to the Obama administration to force regulations on pizza shops and take the joy out of something as simple as ordering a pie. Guess he took after his wife.
That’s right, Obama somehow managed to make the process of ordering a pizza miserable, forcing shop owners to post calorie counts for every single possible combination of pizzas they can make.
Via the National Review:
The nation’s franchise restaurants are about one month away from the imposition of new nutritional-labeling rules dreamed up by the Obama administration, another gift of the grievously misnamed Affordable Care Act. For outlets of brands with 20 or more locations, that means posting signs in the shop with calorie counts for every item on the menu and for every variation on that item.
That’s probably not such a big deal if you are, say, Raising Cane’s, and your menu ranges from one chicken finger to 100 chicken fingers. It’s a little different if you are a pizza shop, because pizza has a lot of variables.
Needless to say, consumers are not pleased with these regulations:
Obama’s pizza regulation: “Useless + Expensive” being the classic federal regulatory equation. https://t.co/VTzwMrQXdp
— Ted Abram (@TedAbram1) April 2, 2017
@realDonaldTrump could you write up an Executive Order to get rid of Obama’s upcoming Pizza Regulation? It’s arguably a National Emergency.
— Cody Ray (@Codyray_Author) April 10, 2017
Tim McIntyre, an executive at Domino’s, estimates that with the number of different crusts, sizes, cheeses and toppings, there are millions of combinations of pizza possible.
Alright, maybe not that many. But it’s still a lot!
“We did the math,” says Tim McIntyre, an executive at Domino’s and chairman of (not making this up) the American Pizza Community, a thing that exists. “With gluten-free crusts to thick to hand-tossed to pan pizza, multiple sizes, cheeses, toppings . . . there are about 34 million possible combinations.” He does a pretty good deadpan delivery: “That is difficult to put on a menu.”
This is just the pizza, people. What if they start calorie counting and fat-shaming people who order wings, or breadsticks, or – the horror – cinnastix. Is nothing sacred?
A lobbying effort for pizza shops, grocery stores, and convenience stores has asked the Trump administration to halt the Obama pizza regulations, labeling them nonsensical and adding little value to the people it’s designed to help.
Incidentally, those last 12 words could aptly describe the entire Obama presidency – nonsensical and adding little value to the people it’s designed to help.
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