Subway plans to open 119 new restaurants in Ireland over the next two years. But one health advocate is against it, urging the government to put a cap on the number of restaurants. Saying Subway’s food is too high in calories and fuels obesity rates. Foot-long sandwiches can have as much as 1,160 calories, providing more than half of most people’s daily recommended intake; The Times Online reports.
It’s been rough for Subway. This summer, a patron sued after finding a dirty 7-inch knife in his 12-inch sandwich. Then, back in July, New York City enacted calories-on-menus laws for all fast food restaurants, including Subway, hoping it’ll help consumers make smarter food choices. And the idea is catching on! The U.K. just announced a 6-month trial period for similar legislation; via Diet-Blog.
Oh, and a new study determined students are more likely to eat junk food, like soda, if their school is located within walking distance of fast food restaurants.
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