Missouri Domino's owners lobby House member while making pizzas

Two Springfield, Missouri-area Domino's pizza franchisees put some pizza-making pressure on their local U.S. House representative August 25, hoping to influence him of menu-labeling legislation.

The Springfield News-Leader reports Art Hurteau and Marty Prather, who co-own 13 Dominos stores in the Springfield area, hosted U.S. Rep Billy Long at their Bolivar, Missouri, restaurant. They're lobbying Long on a bill that would exempt pizzerias from federal rules requiring chains to display calorie information on in-store menu boards. Hurteau and Prather showed Long how to make pizzas. The Missouri pie-makers agree with industry colleagues who say the current calorie count mandate, which goes into effect December 1, 2016, is unfair because additional pizza toppings make accurate nutrition counts unmanageable.   

Read more about the latest pizzeria industry efforts to influence lawmakers at the source.