This is just the sort of “perfect

storm” that we can welcome any season of the year.

During a May 2008 keynote speech at the mammoth National Restaurant Association trade show in Chicago, McDonald’s chief exec Jim Skinner said the restaurant industry is facing a “perfect storm” of challenges, including local government demands for point-of-sale nutrition information of meals and foods served.

Skinner said local ordinances requiring calorie counts on menu—most notably already in …