Denny’s salt lawsuit needs a “grain of salt”
A consumer activist just sued Denny’s Restaurant Corp [click here], saying the restaurant should disclose the “dangerously high” levels of sodium in its meals. The lawsuit seeks class action status (and money) for “all New Jersey residents who ate Denny’s meals … in the past six years.” Residents in other states are out of luck.
Rocky visited the Denny’s website and found ALL of the sodium content listed. Next, Rocky compared Denny’s with Panera Bread’s sodium content. (Panera is ranked as the #1 healthiest fast food restaurant at Health.Com)
Here are the stats for all entrees from both restaurant menus (as calculated by Rocky):
Denny’s: Average Sodium = 962 mg
Panera’s Average Sodium = 1439 mg
Surprisngly the “healthy,” upscale, and litigation-free Panera has more sodium than the humble Denny’s!!!
[Disclosure: Rocky has no position in DENN or PNRA. But if this silly lawsuit isn’t dismissed, he’ll examine the Denny’s GrandSlamwich–Panera Panini Arbitrage. Perhaps cash-strapped municipalities should also consider spreading Panera leftovers on roads this winter…instead of rock salt?]