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(CNN) – The term 'nanny state' can be heard echoing throughout New York City as the ban on large size sugary soft drink goes into effect next week.
Some businesses are figuring out ways to work around the ban.
[1:08] “What I don’t understand is this, they don’t want me to put a carafe of let’s say tonic or ginger ale, unless it’s diet, out which a carafe is a liter. But I can have ten 16 ounce bottles of it out on the same table,” said Paul Seres who runs the DL Restaurant and Lounge in New York City.
Eric Levine and his family own ten Dallas BBQ restaurants throughout the city. Twenty ounce drinks are popular items on the menu.
[3:17] “It could cost us tens of thousands of dollars for replacing glassware in ten restaurants. We’re not a chain; we’re a family run business. We’re not a large corporation. So it will take effect and we’ll absorb the cost and try not to trickle it down to our customers,” said Levine.
Dunkin Donuts is handing out flyers informing customers that they will still be able to buy some large and extra-large drinks. But, people will have to add their own sugar afterwards.