As of now, menu labeling can only be repealed or changed through Presidential action, stand-alone legislation or an amendment. The risk with a stand-alone bill or amendment is that changes would likely go further than just flexibility and we could lose federal pre-emption and grocery and convenience stores could get exempted. Additionally, if federal menu labeling is repealed, we would immediately return to the patchwork of state-county-local laws that occurred from 2007-2009 and would likely see the enactment of more state and local laws.
The principles of federal preemption and legal protections are still principles that our industry supports today. As of now, the menu labeling law is still on track for its May 5th implementation date, but there will be a lot of conversations to ensure that is the case.