Photo: Denny's Breakfast Meal

Denny's has been hit with a lawsuit seeking to have the chain disclose in its restaurants the sodium content of its food. A New Jersey man backed by the Center for Science in the Public Interest filed suit against Denny's Corp. on Thursday. The suit, filed in Superior Court of New Jersey, claims that some meals at Denny's contain more than three days' worth of the recommended amount of sodium.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that people consume no more than 1,500 - 2,000 milligrams of sodium per day, but the Meat Lover's Scramble, for example, contains 5,690 milligrams of sodium. A Double Cheese Burger has 3,880 milligrams.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a non-profit advocacy group, says it tried to work with Denny's to lower its products' sodium levels before it pursued the lawsuit.

In a statement, Denny's called the lawsuit "frivolous and without merit" and said it will fight it in court.

As usual, big food business defends its actions by saying "customers love eating our food, so everything is fine, it doesn't matter if it is bad for them".

Read the L.A. Times article at: http://articles.latimes.com/2009/jul/24/business/fi-denny24