Soft drink ban won’t extend to Big Gulp in New York City

Posted at 2:40 PM, Mar 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-01 14:40:55-05

Governor Andrew Cuomo is standing up for the Big Gulp.

He’s refusing to get involved in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s big soda ban. Bloomberg wanted the governor to extend the city’s size ban to grocery stores, which include 7-eleven.

But Cuomo says the state is not considering it at this time. By the way, 711 is regulated by the state.

The ban, which curbs the size of sodas to no larger than 16 ounces, takes effect on March 12.

Big Gulp

The Big Gulp won’t be disappearing from New York City 7-Eleven stores.