If you live in New York City and would like to order a 2 liter bottle of soda with your pizza delivery, starting March 12 that will now be against the law thanks to Nanny of New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg. There will be no more pitchers of soft drinks at your child’s birthday party at say a Chuck E Cheese, no more ordering of 2 liter bottles of soda when the guys get together for the big football game on Sunday and you order Domino’s pizza delivery and some bottle-service mixers will also be banned at your favorite nightclubs in the city.
Of course, if you want the equivalent amount of soda with your Domino’s order you can opt for the 6 pack of 12 ounce cans at a cost of $7.50 instead of the usual $3 they charge for the larger bottle. That is perfectly fine that you actually get the same amount of beverage with the same amount of sugar and pay more than twice the amount. Even thought laws like this are beyond stupid and do absolutely nothing to actually curb sugar intake that the Nanny Mayor claims he is trying to curb, he is going through with the draconian large soda ban anyway. What rules and regulations such as this do is give more control to arrogant politicians. It gives more power to the power hungry and entrenches big government into just one more facet of our lives.
So with all crime, poverty, terrorism, drug dealers, prostitution, gang violence, muggings, robberies, deteriorating schools and more in new York City and of course over budget spending and mismanagement of public funds, this is what Mayor Bloomberg wants to spend precious resources on. We don’t know if there will be a special task force to root out the large soda bad guys within the city, but violators of the new rule can be fined $200 per violation.
Read more below from the New York Post about Mayor Bloomberg’s big government intrusion in your lives if you live in, work in or visit New York City:
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.
Bloomberg’s soda smackdown follows his attacks on salt, sugar, trans fat, smoking and even baby formula.
“I really feel bad for the customers,” said Lupe Balbuena of World Pie in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.
Domino’s on First Avenue and 74th Street on the Upper East Side is doing away with its most popular drink sizes: the 20-ounce and 2-liter bottles.
“We’re getting in 16-ounce bottles — and that’s all we’re going to sell,” a worker said.
He said the smaller bottles will generate more revenue for the restaurant but cost consumers more.
It will also trash more plastic into the environment.
Deliveryman Philippe Daniba said he had brought countless 2-liter bottles of soda to customers over his 19 years at the restaurant. The ban, he said, “doesn’t make sense.”
Industry-group officials agreed.
“It’s ludicrous,” said Robert Bookman, a lawyer for the New York City Hospitality Alliance. “It’s a sealed bottle of soda you can buy in the supermarket. Why can’t they deliver what you can get in the supermarket?”
Families will get pinched at kid-friendly party places, which will have to chuck their plastic pitchers because most hold 60 ounces — even though such containers are clearly intended for more than one person.
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.”
And if you’re looking for a night of bottle service at a Manhattan hot spot, be warned: Spending $300 on a bottle of vodka no longer entitles you to a full complement of mixers.