It’s Happy Hour again. After the shortened work week, it’s time to sit back, relax and cover a few interesting topics I came across this week.
Super Sized Soda Ban
The great mayor of New York has taken it upon himself to ban the sale of large size sodas in restaurants and other eateries in the city. Seriously! Any cup bigger than 16 oz. will be banned.
What’s next, no free refills or forced food portion controls. The sound reasoning for the ban is people are overweight, so we shouldn’t use big cups. The good news is restaurants can expect to make more selling that second or third cup now that the super sized versions are no more.
The disappointing jobs numbers came out this morning with only 69,000 jobs created in May. It’s the worst number so far this year after April’s and fell short of estimates by about 90,000. Not a good sign for the economy. There are too many unanswered questions going into next year with health care and taxes. It’s hard to run a business and hire people when you don’t know what your costs will be in six months. Continue Reading…