July 19, 2010

The critical issue of preemption is missing from FDA’s recent request for comments on new menu labeling regulations.  Strange, given how important preemption is to the restaurant chains.  (Pre-emption Of State And Local Menu Labeling Laws Good News For Franchise Restaurants) Federal (and state) preemption of smokefree laws has been …

July 16, 2010

March 24, 2010 // Franchising.com // WASHINGTON — Federal government pre-emption of state and local menu labeling regulations included in the health care reform legislation will provide more regulatory certainty to franchise chain restaurants and offer consumers consistent nutritional information from location to location, the International Franchise Association said today. Read …

May 26, 2010

The moves come as officials in at least 20 cities and states have proposed new taxes or the removal of tax exemptions on non-alcoholic beverages so far this year.