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Diners With Gastric Bands Pay Half in Brazilian Town

Campinas, Brazil.
Campinas, Brazil.
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People who have had gastric bypass surgery — and thus have smaller stomachs than an average person — shouldn't pay as much when they go out to eat, right? According to the Daily Mail, that's the reasoning behind legislature in Campinas, Brazil, a city of just over one million people outside of São Paulo.

The law requires restaurants to serve food at half price to people who can prove they've had the operation. The official who proposed it says "Most restaurants don't give customers the option of ordering half a portion, leaving people with gastric bands ultimately paying more for the food they eat." Which, sure. But wouldn't it make more sense to require restaurants to offer half portions? Anyway, it seems the surgery is somewhat common in Brazil, where the number of gastric bypass procedures performed each year has increased 375% since 2003.

· Brazilian Town Halves Restaurant Prices For Diners With Gastric Bands [Daily Mail]
· All Brazil Coverage on Eater [-E-]

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