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Your city became the first city in the country to regulate this side of your soft drink the so called soda ban.
-- -- sixteen ounce limit on sugary drinks sold at restaurants Delhi's sports facilities and street carts.
And -- mayor Michael Bloomberg says this is all about tackling obesity.
Small business owners are afraid -- ban will hurt their bottom line.
Joining us now the owner of the Dover group New York -- Jim -- he -- catering carts and food trucks.
Across the city wanted much good morning how are your -- is -- gonna devastate you guys are people not going to be able to go and buy.
You know twenty -- Gatorade is or by.
Snapple -- C -- big Coca -- of what's gonna happen according to the law there won't be with the wife went to get a different sized package.
That's a big and it's an intrusion in people's rights I mean.
I feel good that you know the mayor already you about calorie counts of many people aware of what they're purchasing why do -- -- I don't understand.
I didn't mayor says that obviously this is an effort to cut down on obesity and that people drink way too many sugary drinks but of course -- always unintended consequences.
And you say that this move will affect your sales house up.
Because instead of selling the drink for three dollars a -- -- now for a dollar two rounds and now if I 70% of my business is -- -- beverage sales.
It's -- cut down a micro sales cutting down my gross profit.
And my net profit and it's it's a problem.
So are people gonna be drinking less soda less these sugary drinks or are they manufacture is going to be repackaging.
And coming up with a new bottling.
To make sure that they have this New York market what's gonna happen in the end are people going to be buying.
Two sodas that's instead of one and imagery and 32 ounces.
Instead of 61 magnetic also with the packaging -- now for the gonna -- two it's two cups of two bottles -- It's an environment the question now -- -- you more trash and everything else.
And it also creates a lot of you know.
On needed effort negative from the city that is going to be sold a police they buy sell someone because soda I mean how to -- could Wear.
I -- -- up you know I don't know other gonna enforce this but.
But what will you have to do in advance to prepare your business you have to cut back on work -- Well -- have to cut back on workers were doing less sales and that that would affect my business -- was selling two of everything which I doubt.
And packaging for like what's gonna fit in my -- what's gonna fit in on different cup dispensers and different sized products and lives in it's it's a whole big mess.
I think this is just like a way to divert the attention to what's really going on -- -- pay attention to other things are warned about soda.
Well but she -- here from the Dover group of New York we'll check back in need to see what happens after -- ban goes into effect thanks so much thank you so much thank you thanks butch thank you very much the.
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