Apparently, Uno’s Pizzeria (the casual dining spot of choice if you ever find yourself in Merrillville, Indiana) is cutting trans fat out of the majority of its menu. This includes the restaurant chain’s french fries, making it the first (watch out, Ruby Tuesday’s!) casual dining establishment to do so. I only mention this because of the absurdity in the announcement. It’s still Uno’s Pizzeria, after all. Now, when you saddle up for a deep-dish Chicago-style pizza, your side order of fries will be much healthier… to an extent. As the Boston Herald reports:
Michael Jacobson, executive director of the Washington-based Center for Science in the Public Interest, called the pizza chain’s moves to cut trans fat “great.” But he added that, even without the substance, “many of Uno’s foods still have disastrous nutritional qualities.” For instance, Jacobson said the chain’s fries still have 1.3 grams of sodium – nearly half of an entire day’s recommended intake.