Calorie counts on McDonalds menu boards: I’ll have the 540 please

Any restaurant chain with more than twenty stores might be required to show the calories counts on their menu boards. Of course the restaurant industry opposes this. But isn’t it time for people to own up and know what they are eating?

Instead of asking for the a “number 1” (Big Mac), people could now say, “I’ll have a 540, please.”

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Astrolabe
11 years ago

just kind of like those Speed Limit signs that tell you how fast you are going cause people to actually slow down, I think visible calorie counts on fast food will do the same thing.

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srhbth
11 years ago

i was disappointed when mcd’s stopped carrying “super size” fries. now i have to order 2 larges.

srhbth
srhbth
11 years ago

haha, yeah I am kinda joking. in college i did sometimes get a supersize fry and call that a meal though… i think anyone who’s going to mcdonald’s should know they are probably not doing the healthiest thing. so i don’t see the need to put up the calories.

Astrolabe
11 years ago

well Sarah, I think its an out of sight out of mind thing… if you dont SEE the calories, its like you can “get away with it” i think this is a good thing, especially in inner city “food deserts” where fast food is the only thing around.

srhbth
srhbth
11 years ago

perhaps, but IMO it’ll be as effective as surgeon general’s warnings on tobacco. if it’s going to be on the menu at fast food places then the same should be done on other restaurants’ menus. mcdonald’s isn’t the only perpetrator. also, plain calorie count might not even be the worst part – what about putting the fat and sodium up there too.

unlikelymoose
11 years ago

I wonder what the restrictions will be in terms of point size for the font. It drives me crazy when a restaurant (like KFC) shows only the value meal prices and not the prices of the individual components. I don’t need all the junk that comes along with a value me.

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