The End of Krispy Kreme, Coffee, and Pizza? There's Always Denny's
<div class="image align_left"><img src="http://nymag.com/images/2/daily/food/06/12/09_krispykreme_sm_l.jpg"/></div>The Board of Health's unanimous decision to ban trans fats from New York — on the anniversary of Prohibition repeal, no less — has, predictably, inspired a major and ongoing backlash.
Libertarian organization Consumer Freedom responded with full-page ads in <em>USA Today</em> and the <em>Post</em>, warning that pizza, coffee, and corned-beef sandwiches might be next. [<a href="http://www.consumerfreedom.com/pressRelease_detail.cfm/release/186">Center for Consumer Freedom</a>]
Even the <em>Times</em> has gotten in on the "we miss trans fats already" action, reporting on how hard it is to cook without them. "I can tell you in advance, the Crisco will make a flakier crust." [<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/11/nyregion/11fat.html?_r=1&ref=nyregion&oref=slogin">NYT</a>]
Krispy Kreme, the entity that serves trans fat in circular form, probably can't get with the program in time. [<a href="http://www.journalnow.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=WSJ%2FMGArticle%2FWSJ_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1149192076300&path=!business&s=1037645507703">Winston-Salem <em>Journal</em></a>]
But Denny's can. [<a href="http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20061211006112&newsLang=en">Business Wire</a>]
Finally, restaurants wonder how the law will be enforced. [<a href="http://www.dominicantoday.com/app/article.aspx?id=20448">Dominican Today</a>]