Just saw an article that was saying the Big Gulp from 7-11 is not included in the soft drink ban proposed by Mayor Bloomberg. Why you ask?
In the latest New York Times "The ban, which the mayor is proposing as a way to combat rising obesity rates, affects sales of large sugary drinks in delis, fast-food restaurants, movie theaters and the like, but exempts the sale of drinks in groceries or convenience stores"
Maybe 7-11 has a great lobby. From that New York Times article "The Big Gulp holds institutional importance to 7-Eleven, not only as a large source of revenue, but as a mainstay on those green-and-orange pit stops that have become a staple of American and international culture."
What a mainstay, really? Hey either you are doing this to fight obesity, or you are not. I think this idea sucks, and this exemption just makes me question the overall success of this idea.