Boston Market shakes things up
If you reach for the salt at Boston Market you will be out of luck. The chain has removed salt shakers from all of their restaurants. Jodie Eisenhardt of Foodie Houston doesn’t understand this decision.
“I think it’s a little bit crazy that people no longer have the choice to season their own food because the government is encouraging these companies to make these decisions for us,” Eisenhardt said.
Texas Food Group President Michael Shine disagrees and says the decision makes some sense to him.
Shine said, “A lot of customers don’t reach for the salt anyway. I’m sure they’ve executed a secondary policy that says if a guest wants salt they’ll certainly bring it to them.”
The restaurant says they are just trying to cut salt. Eisenhardt thinks it's more than that.
“I think you’re seeing businesses react to a lot of hype and a lot of pressure from groups that say people can’t make their own decisions and so we need to do this for them,” Eisenhardt said.
While Shine understand Boston Market’s move, he isn’t sure they should be making choices for their customers.
“I think it’s our responsibility to offer the guests a lot of options in terms of how they eat and what they can eat.”
If you want salt, you can still get it, but you'll have to ask for it.