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.