Ha! Leave it to Dennis Miller to cut right to the chase, especially when responding to the latest Food Police Creep. This time, it’s Boston Market.

More from Fox News:

Boston Market is pulling salt shakers off its tables and has pledged to reduce the amount of sodium in some of its signature dishes.

The Golden, Colo. based company says it plans to reduce the amount of sodium in three of its dishes — rotisserie chicken, macaroni and cheese, and mashed potatoes — by 20 percent in the next six months.  All of its dishes would have 15 percent less sodium in the coming years.

While the salt shakers will be banned at the tables, Boston Market says they’ll keep a set at the beverage station. And if you’re wondering, pepper shakers will keep their place at the table.


Absurd. Treating customers like children and putting the icky stuff out of reach. And for what? People will still use the salt, if they choose to do so. We know; freedom to make individual choices is a hard concept to Nannies.

So this move is just a way to smugly self-pat on the back. Oh, look at us! We are so conscious and awesome. Maybe Michelle Obama and her Food Nannies will praise us!


Hey, you know who has great chicken and values personal liberty? Chick-fil-A. And their cookies aren’t discus-sized!

  • Oak Tree Lady

    Can you imagine the germs on a salt shaker? It’s only wiped off by the bus-person once a day – if you are lucky! Nanny state has protected us in more ways than one.

  • douchie

    I’m actually a little concerned that people would ever NEED to add salt to the food at Boston Market. I’m guessing maybe the same people that add salt to a bowl of Doritos.
    If the owners of Boston Market did it on their own without government harassment, I don’t see what the problem is here.

    • Cyborg0012

      You do make a good point about them doing it on their own without the government. Every business should run as they see fit without micromanagement from DC.

    • AlmostaCowboy

      It’s their attitude towards me as a customer not having enough sense to use salt as I choose – either wisely or unwisely – and that smug attitude of knowing what’s in my “best interest”.
      Hunting African Cape Buffalo may not be in “my best interest” but that’s not for anyone but me to decide.

      • douchie

        Is someone forcing you to eat there? We are talking about a fast food joint operating its business the way it sees fit. I still have not found any information that leads me to believe that a government agency has forced this change. Until I do, I think I’ll not get in a huff about what services a company offers and I’ll let the free market decide if it is a good business plan or not.

  • obxpatriot

    no problem, I just won’t go to Boston Market anymore

  • TomJB

    Yet again, they are only “pro-choice” when they agree with the choice you make.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ Penny Robinson Fan Club

      Mmm, bravo!

    • BoltUp

      And let’s face it – to the left, abortion is the only choice that should be left to the individual. Everything else is off the table.

  • Rob Stevely

    If I wanted to eat healthy would I wouldnt be going to Boston Market.

  • Right Wired

    Have you seen the levels Sodium in their food?


    • Elaine

      Now when they take the salt out, the food will really suck. just saying.

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    It’s easy to crack wise at such obdurate stupidity.

    No one knows what’s going on behind the scenes.

    I remember when the news broke about the banks. Everyone originally came down hard the first few hours — before one solvent bank broke silence that they were being forced to take money.

    Progressives only improve themselves in the ways of stealing power and exerting control. Part of this is hiding their doings. They get better at covering up all the time.

    Perhaps this is a “below-the-table” thing. I know The 1st Mastodon spoke (as an uninvited “guest”) at the restaurant franchise association meeting, and recording was prohibited.

    I tried Boston Market a few times, but wasn’t impressed. My take runs more toward Chik-Fil-A and Popeye’s for chicken, (admittedly that was before my medications caused me to develop a severe allergy to the pepper family of vegetables….)

    I found Boston Market’s food on the bland side before this salt reduction, doubtless it will now be even more so!

    • Cyborg0012

      Same here about Boston Market. As a matter of fact, we’re having Chick-fil-a tonight. Now that’s some great chicken.

  • Cyborg0012

    Their food is crummy anyway. This will make their food taste worst and they’ll loose business. Oh well…

    • Paul C.

      Exactly the salt made it taste better!

  • CoastalMaineBird

    My doctor says (and other research agrees) that the salt on the table is insignificant. It’s the salt in the processing (ham, soups, etc) that is the big source.

  • Rj Naef

    Who is their CEO, Mayor Mikey Bloomberg? “Its like we have fell asleep on a nuclear reactor and we are nothing but meat with eyes.” Lewis Black

  • AlmostaCowboy

    I ate at Boston Market……………..once.

  • douglas59

    Yeah ! Chick-fil-A, That’s the ticket, no nanny state for me.

  • TommysDad

    One time eating at Boston Market was enough for me, as well. I refuse to eat at an establishment that limits my PERSONAL LIBERTIES and refuses to allow me to accept PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY for the food choices I make. I never add salt to my food after it’s cooked, but that is MY CHOICE to make…NOT THE RESTAURANT’S!!!

  • Tanker74

    How will this move impact gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and excessively tidy customers?