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L.A. Closer to Banning New Fast Food Restaurants

More news on the effort to put a moratorium on new fast food restaurants in a section of Los Angeles that already has 400 in a 32-square-mile radius. (See my original post explaining this story.)

A Los Angeles city council planning committee unanimously approved a one-year ban, which could be extended for a another year, on new fast food outlets. The measure will go to the full council for a vote next month. It will be interesting to see if there is any long-term good that will come of this. One key is to replace prospective fast food establishments with healthier options. The plan is to encourage that. How, I’m not thru

I’ve always been amazed that healthy fast food businesses haven’t spread like wildfire in recent years. It seems that given a fast healthy option, people would go for it. Here in Roseville, California there’s a UFood Grill, which has locations in several states across the country.

If you have healthy fast food businesses in your hometown, share them with us- because it just seems like a huge niche waiting to be filled. I don’t know if it just hasn’t been handled by the right business minds, or if the costs of fresh and healthy foods don’t match the dynamics of fast drive-thru service. It seems there has to be a good reason why they haven’t started to flourish.

July 25th, 2008

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too easy to let the fast food and restaurant industries off the hook. you dont want gov. to make our choices for us but the whole country, let me repeat the whole country is obese, diabetes is on a huge rise in adults and kids and something needs to be done.

posted Jan 17th, 2012 9:40 pm


Sad how people think they have to control what we eat without our complete say. If people are rather unhealthy, chances are it's their own fault, not the government's.

posted Nov 10th, 2011 11:40 pm

joe marras

It's interesting to see that a city council assumes that it can stop an individual or company from opening a legal business. It remains the right of the customer to decide who stays or goes in the fast food industry by voting with their purchases. This is another example of government, in this case city government deciding what is good for the citizen. People have their own like and dislikes and weight their own decisions everyday without the city council joining n on the decision. How long before the city council decides to make the decisions for you at the voting box because the candidates don't measure up to councils benchmarks?
Stop this now - before they take more liberties with your right to own, buy or modiyt a business venture.

posted Oct 6th, 2011 2:46 pm


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One Response to “L.A. Closer to Banning New Fast Food Restaurants”

Phil Kniss
Jun 9th, 2009
10:12 am

Jason, can you tell me the source of the drive-through photo> I would like to use the image in a church bulletin for our local congregation, and wanted to know whether it was a copyrighted image, and/or who should be credited as the photographer. Please reply to my personal email address as entered. –Thanks.