Denny’s Sued Over High Sodium Menu Items

The Center for Science in the Public Interest is suing Denny’s over the high sodium content in many of their menu items.

The New Jersey Superior Court lawsuit alleges that Denny’s heavy use of salt puts “the restaurant chain’s customers at greater risk of high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke.” The lawsuit asks the court to order Denny’s to list the sodium content of its food on the menu and warn about the hazards of consuming salt in high doses.

One of the worst offenders is the Meat Lover’s Scramble which has a whopping 5,690 mg of sodium while a simple scrambled eggs and cheese on the senior menu has 2,060 mg.

The lawsuit is being filed on behalf of Nick DeBenedetto, a 48-year old New Jersey man who is seeking class-action status for the suit and says, “I never would have selected those items had I known.”

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Since when is it a restaurants’ responsibility to inform customers that too much salt in the food (or other food products) may be bad for you? I am sure that 99.9% of people know bacon is cured with salt and sodium nitrite. The guy is suing Denny’s for a fast buck and 10 minutes of fame! What an idiot. Why not sue the meat producers and not have bacon or ham or other cured products as choices on the menu? If you think a food product is bad you don’t need to have it banned, just DO NOT eat it.… Read more »

Wow! Hopefully this will get them to make some massive improvements on their menus.

Oh, brother! Like Denny’s is know for healthy food! Nick needs to use some common sense & stop lookin’ for a fast buck at Denny’s expense.