South Los Angeles Ban on Fast-Food Chains Misses the Mark

Publication Date: January 2009

Publisher: RAND Corporation

Author(s): Roland Sturm; Deborah Cohen

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Type: Brief


Summarizes the evidence for the ban on new fast-food chain restaurants in South Los Angeles (LA), including the density of such restaurants in the area and the eating habits of South LA residents, and concludes that the data do not support the ban.