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Kraft Heinz paying kids slapped with lemonade stand fines

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techbeck    6,908

Kids getting busted and fined by cops for running neighborhood lemonade stands without permits could come to an end this summer—thanks to food giant Kraft Heinz.

 

The brand’s Country Time Lemonade unit announced Thursday that it will personally defend and pay for any fines that children get for trying to sell the summertime drink.

 

“We recently came across a story of a kid getting her lemonade stand shut down for legal reasons, which had to be an urban myth. After looking into it and seeing even more instances, we realized these weren’t myths, they were real stories,” Adam Butler, general manager for beverage and nuts for Kraft Heinz, told Fox Business.

 

Just last week, three brothers, ages 2 to 6, from Stapleton, Colorado, got their lemonade stand shut down by Denver cops after several vendors at a nearby arts festival called the police to complain the kids were undercutting their prices.

 

The brothers, who didn’t have a temporary vending permit, were told that they were violating city policy and needed to shut down their business. The boys were trying to raise money for a nonprofit child-advocacy ministry called Compassion International that supports children in poverty.

 

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https://www.foxbusiness.com/features/kraft-heinz-steps-in-to-end-kid-lemonade-crackdowns

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This is part of the problem with kids these days.  They are not allowed to be kids.  Instead of staying inside glued to a TV, they are outside and doing what kids have done for decades. 

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wakjak    18,095

Good on Kraft Heinz, what a ridiculous thing, fining children for selling lemonade.

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macrosslover    633
18 minutes ago, wakjak said:

Good on Kraft Heinz, what a ridiculous thing, fining children for selling lemonade.

It starts with local government overreach.  The initial rationale was the lemonade could be unhealthy, contaminated, so then you needed a business license to be able to sell to the public.  Just let people make their own decisions, a kid's lemonade stand isn't running local business, out of business.

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DConnell    6,581
34 minutes ago, wakjak said:

Good on Kraft Heinz, what a ridiculous thing, fining children for selling lemonade.

He** must be freezing over, because I actually agree with you on something.

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vishal1082    220

It's sad that this is needed.

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techbeck    6,908
16 minutes ago, macrosslover said:

It starts with local government overreach.  The initial rationale was the lemonade could be unhealthy, contaminated, so then you needed a business license to be able to sell to the public.  Just let people make their own decisions, a kid's lemonade stand isn't running local business, out of business.

Common sense has a lot to do with this as well.  In this case, a local event got ###### because the kids were undercutting their prices.  I doubt a small lemonade stand would have hurt the business at all.  But unfortunately, common sense there days is not to common.

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Mekun    73

This is whacking the nail down and letting the kids know that government will exact a price from you not matter how small you are, there is no escape. Over reaching and micro managing our lives all in the name of protecting us from ourselves because we dont know any better. No one is to small for the big bad government to squash and beat into submission, bureaucracy is a death nail to the human spirit.

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DConnell    6,581
33 minutes ago, techbeck said:

Common sense has a lot to do with this as well. 

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