On vacation I was surprised when we walked into a California In-N-Out to find all the calories posted on the menu.
I usually get the burger protein style (meaning wrapped in lettuce instead of a bun), but I never knew how many calories it was saving me. It was a bunch. The posted calories also made me reconsider what I ordered for the kids. (Walsh asked for the double-double which weighed in at 670 calories! That’s like a third to a fourth of all the calories he should have in one day!)
Later in the trip we ate a Panda Express and seeing the calories completely changed what I ordered. It was great to feel like I made a healthier choice.
California has a state law that requires restaurants with more than 20 locations to post calories on the menu.
I found online that a federal law about posting calories was supposed to go into effect but I don’t think it did because we don’t have it where I live and I don’t think Georgia does either.
I wish the federal law would go into effect. I think knowing the calories just makes us smarter consumers.
What do you think? Do you want to the calories you are about to consume? Or would you rather eat in ignorant bliss? (But really people you know the double cheeseburger isn’t low-cal!) Would it change what you ordered to know?