In a recent commentary criticizing the fast food tax, I wrote,
the fast food industry is really too easy a target for the government. Besieged by the media and public opinion (consider the popularity of the film Super Size Me), quickservice restaurants have gotten the reputation for being extremely unhealthy.
But the truth of the matter is more complex. The National Restaurant Association reports that two-thirds of quickservice restaurants have added low-carb options to their menus. As usual, the service industry responds quickly and efficiently to customer demands.
Here’s some more proof: “NEW MENU CHOICES: Fast food changes quickly,” by Caron Alarab, The Detroit Free Press, July 8, 2005