Los Angeles Wants To Take Bite Out Of Fast Food

LOS ANGELES  — The Los Angeles City Council may impose a one-year moratorium on new fast-food restaurants in South Los Angeles.

The goal is to give the city time to try to attract restaurants that serve healthier food.

Supporters of the move say obesity is reaching epidemic proportions in the low income area where fast-food restaurants are the most common dining option.

The kind of healthy food options the city wants to lure include grocery stores, fresh produce markets and full-service restaurants with wait staff and food prepared to order.

A spokesman for the California Restaurant Association says the moratorium is misguided. He says if those kinds of restaurants wanted to be in South LA, “they’d be there.”