STANDISH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Senator Angus King is co-sponsoring a bill that would ease nutrition labeling requirements for chain restaurants.
King visited a Dominos Pizza store in Standish to promote the bill. As part of the Affordable Care Act, chain restaurants with more than twenty stores have to provide nutrition facts on the menus and the menu board at the establishments. Franchises like Dominos fall into that category, even though they are individually owned and operated. Mike Mullen owns three Dominos stores. He says there are millions of combinations of pizzas, and under the current law, nutrition information would have to be provided for each of them.
King says the labeling would cost every Domino's franchise about four thousand dollars. That's why he is co-sponsoring a bill to ease regulations.
"What we want to do is provide the regulation, to provide the flexibility to get the information in the way that makes the most sense and is the most economic" King said.
A version of the bill has been proposed in both the House and the Senate.