‘I Think It’s a Whim’: CEO of Vending Machine Company Blasts New Law Mandating Calorie Listings
A new law will have you counting calories at the vending machine and will cost businesses a good chunk of change.
The new labeling regulations would require calorie counts to be displayed on about 5 million vending machines in the country.
The Dover Group operates more than 1,600 vending machines in the metropolitan area. CEO and president Butch Yamali was on “Fox and Friends” to discuss the new law.
“I think it’s a whim, I mean I really believe that,” he said of the law. He called it redundant and ridiculous, telling Tucker Carlson that it will cost him jobs.
Yamali said he will have to put a piece of equipment on all of his machines to show the calorie count, estimating that it will cost him $600-700 per machine.
This latest regulation will cost the vending machine industry an estimated $25 million initially.