Rex Hospital to deep-six its deep fryers

Samples of baked items given to gain customer acceptability to move.

Folks queued up Tuesday morning in the Rex Hospital cafeteria for free samples of baked seasoned potato wedges. That was the hospital's way of breaking the news to employees that the cafeteria's deep-fat fryers will be removed this spring. Rex is joining hospitals across the nation in practicing the good health habits that they preach by eliminating all fried foods from its menus for both patients and employees.