File this under:  "Some people just have too much time on their hands."

A county in the state of New York is considering legislation that would require restaurants to list the prices of daily specials.  Apparently even that isn't going far enough for some folks, and these same legislators are tempted to require lists of prices for desserts, cocktails, and coffee.

I wonder when this same county is going to regulate the font on the menus and the quality of the paper that they use?

Has anyone else found this to be a problem in their restaurant experiences?  I can't think of an example where the consumer "needs to be protected" from not having a list of prices.

One Thought on “When legislators go crazy, but oddly harmless at the same time”

  • This is a perfect example of the level of micromanagement our government has stooped to. Not only is this a pain and potential problem for business owners, it shows a complete lack of respect for the rights of a business. I am all for truth in advertising, and making certain that companies, restaurants included, are not willfully hiding needed information from consumers. Requiring a listing of everything, however, is not necessary, providing a consumer can receive the information upon request. If you don’t ask for a price, you either don’t care or you deserve what you get.

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