The city of cheesesteaks seeks to give the appearance of preventing clogged arteries:
Philadelphia’s ban on the use of such products begins to take effect on Sept. 1, when restaurateurs will no longer be permitted to fry foods in trans fats or serve trans fat-based spreads. By Sept. 1, 2008, trans fats will be banned in all other types of food prepared in Philadelphia eateries. The ban will not apply to pre-packaged foods – such as a Tastykake Krimpet – sold in city stores and eateries.
As an aside: Yeah, I know I’m kinda mailing it in today on the blog posts. But it’s Friday, and I got some major posts lined up for next week.