This is not a recent news, but I think it is worth a discussion. Boston Market has removed salt shakers from the diners' tables. Diners who wish to add salt can get the shakers next to the soda dispensers and condiment stations. Basically, just to be make it slightly more difficult to use the salt shakers, but not impossible. It will also decrease the salt by 20% for three of its popular dishes.
"The rotisserie chicken chain, best-known for its spinning chicken rotisseries and its tasty but often-salty side dishes, is announcing plans today to remove salt shakers from guest tables at all 476 locations."
I found this out last year when I decided to visit one after a long absence -- since college.
So what do you think of the salt shaker removal? Some people like it. Others think this is unnecessary.