The nanny staters can’t wait until March 12, when Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban on the sale of large sugary drinks goes into effect in New York City. As the ban approaches, the public and businesses are starting to become aware of the details of the ban, and they are shocked to realize how sweeping the ban is, and how much it is going to cost working families. But hey, remember, Nanny Bloomberg and the Food Police know what’s best for you. You can’t possibly make these difficult decisions for yourself.
Say goodbye to that 2-liter bottle of Coke with your pizza delivery, pitchers of soft drinks at your kid’s birthday party and some bottle-service mixers at your favorite nightclub.
They’d violate Mayor Bloomberg’s new rules, which prohibit eateries from serving or selling sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces.
And then there’s the cost to businesses.
Changes will be made at the Frames bowling alley in Times Square, where 26-ounce pitchers are served at kids’ parties, said manager Ayman Kamel.
“We’re going to try to get creative,” he said, noting drinks with 100 percent juice are exempt from the ban.
“We’re figuring out a way to have freshly squeezed juice for the birthday parties. We might have to raise the price about a dollar or so.”
Dallas BBQ at 1265 Third Ave. will retire its 60-ounce pitchers and 20-ounce glasses, manager Daisy Reyes said.
“We have to buy new glasses,” she said. “We’re in the process.”