(Jul. 28/14) Restaurants Canada has successfully shifted talk of a drive-through ban in the Montreal borough of Côte des Neiges/NDG to a discussion on Informed Dining. Councillor Marvin Rotrand accepted our invitation to visit a McDonald’s restaurant with Informed Dining to see the program in action.
Although Mr. Rotrand had some concerns, he took the time to understand all the efforts to ensure customers had the necessary nutrition information before ordering. We explained that Informed Dining, at this time, only works for restaurants with standardized menu items. We also reiterated that Informed Dining is more comprehensive than Ontario’s calorie and sodium labelling legislation.