NYC restaurants post salt warnings, and diners shrug

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of chain eateries like Applebee's and Subway in New York City have begun posting city-mandated warning labels on their menus to flag items that contain high levels of salt.

Getting diners to pay attention to the logos, though, may not be easy.

Customers interviewed by The Associated Press at several city restaurants Tuesday said the labels were unlikely to change what they ordered.

They said that as long as they don't have health problems now, they don't plan to cut back on salty food.

The National Restaurant Association went to court to challenge fines of up to $600 for eateries that don't post the warnings, as required.

The fines were supposed to kick in Tuesday but have been delayed by the court action.