Taking restrictions to a whole new level, California Governor Jerry Brown last week signed 2 bills into law that place additional restrictions on the restaurant industry in a couple of different areas. The first restricts the distribution of plastic straws while the second targets sugary drinks by mandating that only milk or sparkling, still or flavored water can be included as the default drink in kids’ meals. At this juncture, the straw restriction law, which prohibits restaurants from providing plastic straws unless the customer specifically requests one, only applies to sit-down restaurants where customers are waited on by restaurant staff and not fast food establishments. That said, one can certainly expect its provisions to be broadened over time to cover other places of business. The sugary drink bill doesn’t prohibit the selling of soda or other sugary drinks in a kids’ meal, rather it prohibits their inclusion as the default drink.