Joey's Applauds Calgary Health Region initiative to ban trans fats in Calgary Restaurants

    CALGARY, Jan. 31 /CNW/ - "We applaud the Calgary Health Region's
initiative to make Calgary the first city in Canada to ban trans fats from its
restaurants," explains Andy Taylor, Vice-President Operations, Joey's.
    "We agree with the CHR's Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brent Friesen who
recently told Calgary radio station QR77 (on the Rutherford Show) about the
initiative. At Joey's, we are also committed to offering consumers healthier
food choices. In 2005, after considerable research, we removed trans fat from
our cooking oils at all of our 100+ restaurants across Canada."
    Taylor explained that Joey's found a cooking oil that not only had zero
trans fats but also still gave the same great taste to its light and crispy
Famous Fish & Chips. "Today, a lot of food organizations are jumping on the
trans fat bandwagon, but at Joey's we realized the importance of this issue in
2004 and Joey's has been cooking in trans fat free oil since 2005."
    Health Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation are advising consumers
to choose foods low in both saturated and trans fats. Experts also urge
consumers to eat more servings of fish per week because it is high in
heart-friendly Omega 3 fatty acids.

    About Joey's

    Calgary-based Joey's Only is a pioneer and leader in the fast casual
seafood restaurant category in Canada. Its signature "Joey's Famous Fish and
Chips" has gained the company a North American reputation for preparing
generous portions of high quality seafood at affordable prices. Each Joey's
franchise embodies the vision of its founder Joe Klassen - to eat great
seafood in a cozy neighbourhood seafood restaurant. Annually, Joey's serves
more than 6.5 million guests system wide through its 115 restaurants in Canada
and the United States. Joey's has been trans fat free at all of its Canadian
restaurants since 2005.

For further information:

For further information: Mr. Andy Taylor, VP Operations, Joey's, (403)
243-4584,; Ms. Richelle Kotler, Marketing Manager, Joey's, (403)
243-4584,; Mr. Neil Bousquet, PR, Joey's, (403) 256-8834,

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