No Luck of the Irish for Subway!

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.

Via CalorieLab.

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