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No more fast food for you, South LA, at least that's what Councilwoman Jan Perry is proposing. Last year Perry asked for a one-year moratorium on new fast food restaurants in a 32-square-mile pocket of the city, which includes Watts, Crenshaw and Baldwin Hills, but now she wants to make it a permanent ban. It's estimated that there are about 400 fast food eateries in that area already, and while Perry cites health issues as one motivator, it's also about land use. The restaurant type in question is any that has “a limited menu, items prepared in advance or prepared or heated quickly, no table orders, and food served in disposable wrapping or containers.” Oh, except Subway for its "healthier" fare or La Salsa for it's "higher quality ingredients." Perry's "wish list" for restaurants she'd like to see: Souplantation, HomeTown Buffet and Marie Callender’s because “They are oriented toward family and the pricing is decent and reasonable and you get a good value.” And HomeTown Buffet helps curb obesity rates how exactly? [LABJ]

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