McDonald’s to post calories on menus: About time or a buzz kill?

Would you order this or the items below? Check out the calories and it may help you decide? I went with the chicken and beans at the Panda Express while traveling in California this summer. It's already required there to post the calories and I love that!

Would you order this or the items below? Check out the calories, and it may help you decide? I went with the chicken and beans at the Panda Express while traveling in California this summer. It's already required there to post the calories, and I love that!

Seeing the calories sure changed my order at the Panda Express in California.

Seeing the calories sure changed my order at the Panda Express in California.

Starting Monday, McDonald’s restaurants across the country will post calories on inside and drive-through menus.

The world’s largest hamburger chain is posting the calories voluntarily ahead of a regulation that could require major chains to post the information as early as next year.

From The Associated Press: (I bolded for  quick read.)

…”We want to voluntarily do this,” said Jan Fields, president of McDonald’s USA. “We believe it will help educate customers.”

In cities such as New York and Philadelphia where posting calorie information is already required, however, Fields notes that the information has not changed what customers choose to order.

“When it’s all said and done, the menu mix doesn’t change,” she said. “But I do think people feel better knowing this information.”

The chain also plans to announce that its restaurants in Latin America, which are owned by a franchisee, will start providing calorie information on menus this spring.

McDonald’s, based in Oak Brook, Ill., already posts calorie information in Australia, South Korea and the United Kingdom.

The decision to post calorie information in the U.S. follows the Supreme Court’s decision this summer to uphold President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, which includes a regulation that would require restaurant chains with more than 20 locations to post calorie information. The timetable for carrying out that requirement is being worked out.

Corporate Accountability International, which has urged McDonald’s to stop marketing its food to children, notes that the chain has fought efforts to institute menu labeling in local jurisdictions in the past and said its latest move was “certainly not voluntary.”

The posting of calorie information isn’t a magic bullet in fighting obesity but could have a big effect over time, says Margo Wootan, director of nutrition at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, which advocates on nutrition and food safety issues.

“Obesity isn’t the kind of thing where one day you wake up and you’re fat. We gradually and slowly gain weight over time,” she said.

So even if only some people are swayed to make slightly better choices, Wootan thinks there’s a big benefit to providing calorie information.

Another upside is that companies tend to work harder to provide healthier options when they’re forced to display calorie information.

“It can be embarrassing, or shocking, so they end up changing the way the product is made,” Wootan said.

Joe Finn, a sales manager from Oconomowoc, Wis., said he was surprised at the calorie information posted at a hamburger restaurant when he flew out to California earlier this year for the Rose Bowl.

“All the calories were up there, and I thought, well, I’m not going to order that,” said Finn, 51, who’s trying to watch what he eats. He ended up picking the most basic burger, without cheese. Back at home, he tries to stick to options where he knows the calorie information, such as Subway sandwiches.

“Otherwise you could be ordering a gut bomb,” he said.

The move by McDonald’s could spur other restaurant chains to move ahead of the federal regulation.

The Wendy’s Co. did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Representatives for Burger King Worldwide Inc. and Yum Brands Inc, which owns Taco Bell and KFC, said they’re waiting for further guidance from regulators before updating their menus.

McDonald’s is also testing healthier options for next year, such as an Egg McMuffin made with egg whites and a whole grain muffin. The sandwich has Canadian bacon and white cheddar cheese and clocks in at 260 calories. It will be called the Egg White Delight.

The chain is also testing versions of the McWrap, which is a bigger version of its chicken Snack Wrap that is already sold in Europe. The wraps have sliced cucumbers and range from 350 calories to 580 calories.

The moves reflect the pressures McDonald’s and other fast-food chains are facing amid growing concerns about obesity.

A meal consisting of a Big Mac and medium fries, for example, has 920 calories. Add a 16-ounce Coca-Cola, and the count rises to 1,140 calories.

As for the company’s move earlier this year to automatically include apple slices in its Happy Meals, Sara Deon of Corporate Accountability said it amounted to a “PR scheme designed to drive traffic to stores to sell burgers and fries.”

McDonald’s also faces competition from chains such as Subway, which positions itself as a healthy alternative to traditional hamburger chains.

McDonald’s, which has 14,000 locations in the U.S., doesn’t plan to advertise the posting of the calorie information. Fields said it’s something the chain is doing as a “customer convenience.”

I wrote a few months ago about visiting California this summer where it is a state law that restaurants post calories. I absolutely LOVED having that information when I was ordering. It is shocking and absolutely affected my choices.

So what do think? Are you glad McDonald’s will be posting calories or you just don’t want to know? Why do you think McDonald’s is doing it voluntarily and ahead of the legislation? What did you think of their new menu items coming soon?

64 comments Add your comment

Beck

September 13th, 2012
5:49 am

The McDonalds on Holcomb Bridge at Old Alabama already has the calories up. I was really happy to see it and complimented the employee, but when I asked how long they had been up the employee said it was the first comment he had heard that wasn’t a complaint in the 2 1/2 weeks the calories had been posted.

Some people just don’t want to face reality.

catlady

September 13th, 2012
6:56 am

For those unhealthy enough to eat McDonalds, they will never pay attention to the information.

Sluggo

September 13th, 2012
7:10 am

If calories are a concern, why would anyone eat at the golden arches?

Anyhow,the only reason for a visit would be due to lack of alternatives in the area or your kid is having a fit for a Happy Meal. Much better choices can be made.

A

September 13th, 2012
7:27 am

We don’t go to McDonald’s or any other fast food restaurants. We do go to “fast casual” on occasion, like Chipotle, and I would appreciate seeing calorie and other nutritional information in order to make the best possible choices.

Atlprofguy

September 13th, 2012
7:35 am

It is VERY inappropriate to use the drug reference “buzz kill” in a “momania” article title isn’t it? Yes.
The readers should google the term, understand its implications, and then all should ask…Why would the author use this term? Really? Really?

mayhem

September 13th, 2012
7:40 am

I don’t understand why people continue to put this crap into their bodies. Calorie information or not, it won’t stop certain people from consuming this mess, and passing unhealthy eating habits on to their kids.

How many here are SO busy, they can’t cook a decent healthy meal at home? How many of you are working, and shuttling kids to NUMEROUS activities, and don’t cook at home, but run through a drive thru 10 times a week?

Sad. very sad indeed. We get so consumed with our daily lives, that we don’t make time for the MOST important aspect of our lives, our health.

I haven’t been to a fast food restaurant in over 3 years.

Becky

September 13th, 2012
8:10 am

I think it is a great idea. Reality is, people eat fast food, regardless of what all the preachy people say. So, to have that info there is a nice addition, people can chose to look at it, use it to help with their decision or just ignore it. If you don’t eat fast food, why do you care anyway???

motherjanegoose

September 13th, 2012
8:10 am

I never eat at Mc Donald’s. Have a great day!

RJ

September 13th, 2012
8:12 am

I stopped eating McDonald’s a while ago. I will buy their coffee and possibly eat yogurt, but that’s it. Who needs to see the calories? When you go there you know what you’re getting. It’s kinda like me going to Cheesecake Factory, ordering a slice of cheesecake, and then being shocked at the calories in it. I know what I’m eating. Those that love McD’s will continue to order that Big Mac.

Peachy

September 13th, 2012
8:23 am

I run about 10 miles a week, play tennis two to three times and going on casual walks with my dog. I am in the “appopriate weight range” for my height, but some times I just want a double cheese burger, fries and a coke…this does not make me unhealthy! I understand eating their ALL THE TIME is bad, but why are all of you so quick to jump on people that eat a McD’s?

To the point – I think all restaurants doing this would be extremely helpful!

mystery poster

September 13th, 2012
8:41 am

I flew through the Pittsburgh airport a few years ago (or what it Philly?). Anyway, the restaurants in the airport had calories posted. I was really happy to see it, it helped me to make a healthier choice (notice I didn’t say healthy, it is airport food after all). Last summer I was in Syracuse, and the Panera Bread had calories posted. Again, helped me to make a better choice.

I rarely eat out, but having calories posted is a great idea. It really helps me to be an informed consumer.

Whirled Peas

September 13th, 2012
8:42 am

Went thru the drive thru in Lilburn yesterday and requested the calorie data. Clerk said they did not have it yet.

People keep saying they want healthy items. If they really would buy them, McDonald’s and others would provide them. The problem is that people say one thing and do another.

McDonald’s is catching on in China. And while their menu differs a little, it has a lot of the same items. The biggest difference is that in China, most of the food is delivered. It is the Chinese way.
In 20 years will the Chinese be as fat as Americans today?

Less than one third of McDonald’s revenue comes from the USA and that percentage shrinks every year.

Rodney

September 13th, 2012
8:48 am

Peachy – you’re dead on right. Moderation is the key. Frankly, I prefer other, local, non-chain restos 99% of the time but every now and then the only thing that will heal my soul is a quarter pounder (hyperbole aside).

I like that the calorie information is available because it just may spark some conversation in the habitual McDonald’s eaters crowd. As I said above, when I want it I want it and calorie count be darned.

Metro Coach

September 13th, 2012
8:49 am

The travesty in all of this is that our government finds it necessary to waste money by passing laws like this. Of course McDonald’s food is high in calories, who doesn’t already know that? This is still a semi-free country(albeit trending the wrong direction), and people are still entitled to the freedom to choose what they want to eat. If the government stopped wasting time and money on nanny-state tasks like this, our national debt would not be 16 trillion dollars and rising. As for citing California as having a good regulatory idea, please tell me you don’t vote with that kind of ignorance.

motherjanegoose

September 13th, 2012
8:59 am

Just read this on the front page of the USA Today.

Also…
“The real leader: Panera Bread it’s been posting calores on menu boards for more than 2 years….stock price has nearly doubled.”

TWG did you see that too? I love Panera!

tooltime234

September 13th, 2012
9:02 am

It is possibly like Peachy said to eat McDonalds occasionally and not die of the plague. I like McDonalds. It’s all about personal choice. They’re not making you eat there and thats not whats making you fat exclusively. People need to take responsibility for their actions and stop blaming other people for their problems. And the government needs to stop knowing whats better for people than they do. If you live a healthy lifestyle you can still enjoy indulgences once in a while.

Dennis

September 13th, 2012
9:08 am

Cee

September 13th, 2012
9:11 am

I would be more impressed with them labeling the sodium intake along with the calories. Low calories but high sodium defeats the purpose of eating healthy.

mystery poster

September 13th, 2012
9:14 am

No one is trying to take people’s freedom of choice away from them, they are simply giving customers information.

Does anyone remember when they first started putting ingredients and calorie information on food you buy in stores? I don’t remember anyone saying we were a “nanny state” because of that. Of course, that was before the Internet.

mystery poster

September 13th, 2012
9:16 am

@Dennis
Thanks for the link. A co-worker of mine said that her chiropractor’s office had a McDonald’s burger and fries unwrapped just sitting there, and it never changed. Yuck…

That Girl

September 13th, 2012
9:36 am

The calorie counts were posted on the menu board at McDonald’s on South Cobb Drive when I stopped for coffee this morning. Very helpful information, however, it’s not going to stop anyone from purchasing unhealthy items offered at fast food restaurants. These types of restaurants are strictly taste-driven, which means, high calorie/high salt content.

Voice of Reason

September 13th, 2012
9:42 am

Despite what many of the “holier-than-thou” wannabe health mavens on here have commented on so far today, most people probably don’t realize what they are eating and would be surprised to learn that what they thought was a healthy meal is actually loaded with calories.

Lots of people favor convenience over health. It is just how they roll. Now at least people can still be convenient and have the choice to eat healthy.

Denise

September 13th, 2012
9:52 am

I’m back on Weight Watchers so instead of checking on the calories, I check the points of each item BEFORE I go somewhere (if i can) so I can choose wisely. Sometimes though, I go into the weekly extra points because I want a quarter pounder with cheese or a filet of fish. I don’t know the last time I had fries because before I got back on WW I had gotten off of carbs other than fruit. Now I eat a lot of fruit and vegetables because they have 0 points. I still vote no to fries and a lot of pastas and calorie-laden foods because of the points.

Jawga Boi

September 13th, 2012
10:04 am

I say …about time. Hopefully this move will blaze the way for other popular chain restuarants to follow suite. Let’s face it folks, we have become a nation of porkers and it has negatively impacted our health and well being. I have recently lost 37 pounds and started an excercise program at age 59 and would like to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This type of thing helps. Unfortunately, it took a heart problem to get my attention. Please be more conscious of what you put in the Temple of the Lord and you likely will add a few years to your life. And by the way, I ate breakfast this morning at Micky D’s and had oatmeal with fruit, a yorgurt parfait and a cup of that great Mcdonalds coffee. Just a few years ago that type of menu was non existant at fast food chains. Good job….

mayhem

September 13th, 2012
10:23 am

Check out your sugar content also. 4.2 teaspoons in 1 gram of sugar. For each 12 oz coke you drink (32g of sugar), that’s over 7 teaspoons of sugar in one can.

Look at the sugar content in yogurt (Publix brand yogurt)…..31g(s)….that “healthy” yogurt contains almost the same amount of sugar as a can of coke.

By cooking at home, you chose what goes into your food. Buy local. Shop at the farmer’s markets. Support our local farmers. Take the time to stay healthy. It’s the most important thing you can do for your family.

Maybe it is only I who observed...

September 13th, 2012
10:35 am

…but Mickey D has had their calorie content for all their products on the back of their “tray covers” for at least 2 years, if only anyone but me would bother to look…

The Dixie Diarist

September 13th, 2012
10:36 am

Fat grams, friends, is what you really need to pay attention to. Of course, the more fat grams the better it tastes. I’ll see you at the Varsity!

http://www.adixiediary.com

jmb

September 13th, 2012
10:38 am

Denise, I’m a lot like you in leaving out the fries. Little things like that matter so much. I don’t have to watch my weight but I still don’t like eating at go-go restaurants unless I have to. When you work 40 miles from home, you can’t just run home for lunch and don’t care for bringing lunch in so sometimes it’s a must. I just eat light and drop the fries or chips and always have a home cooked dinner.

mystery poster

September 13th, 2012
10:44 am

@Mayhem
I, too, was surprised at the amount of sugar in the Publix yogurt. I was buying it because it had no gelatin or carmine in it (I’m vegetarian). Now, I buy the Stonyfield Farms brand when I buy yogurt.

Maybe it is only I who observed...

September 13th, 2012
10:49 am

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mystery poster

September 13th, 2012
10:49 am

I don’t want to hijack the thread, but I am absolutely appalled at what people put into their bodies. Last night at the grocery store, the woman behind me must have been barely on the happy side of 300 pounds. She was putting bottle upon bottle of orange soda up on the belt. Then, she put a whole case of those noodles that are kind of like ramen but I think they have a container you can eat out of. I didn’t even want to look at what else she was putting in her cart.

Of course, I was buying stuff to make cheesecake for my son’s birthday so glass houses and all…

Oh, lighten up, Atlprofguy...

September 13th, 2012
10:52 am

…we are big adults here and fully understand the term used – and it is appropriate for a “foodie high”, too, so go back to your class and explain to them why they should share their grades with each other so that they can all be “just like Nobama” sharing their wealth…

mayhem

September 13th, 2012
10:55 am

@Mystery poster – I too am appalled. Especially when I see a woman with several kids and CASES of cokes, candy and cookies and Hamburger Helper…..Oh that just drives me crazy….not one bit of fresh produce anywhere in that cart. And the kids are screaming for candy…..

K's Mom

September 13th, 2012
11:04 am

McDonald’s is not the reason anyone is fat (not over weight or obese, yes I said fat). Americans are fat because most sit and do nothing and do not even get out of their cars to prepare dinner. I am not a health nut and do occasionally eat fast food and enjoy it, but guess what I cook dinner for my family most nights that is healthy and balanced. My kids eat healthy lunches and we are all active enough to weigh healthy weights. If you are going to blame fast food instead of looking in the mirror, it does not matter whether or not the calories are posted.

Teacher, Too

September 13th, 2012
11:11 am

Honestly, I love McDonalds. Ate there every day for lunch when I was in college. Small hamburger, small fry, and a med diet coke. But, I also walked everywhere on campus, and I had the small portion size. Now, I drive by McDonalds every day when I leave the gym. Some nights it’s really difficult not to stop when it’s already 7:30- 7:45, and I still have to shower before I cook dinner. It would be so easy to swing in and place my order…but then I remember how many miles I had to run to burn off 500 calories.

When I was growing up, going to McDonalds or any fast food place was a treat. Maybe once in a blue moon (read every six months or so), would my mother take us to such a place. We also ate dinner together every night as a family– we weren’t overscheduled to the point where we couldn’t sit down to a home-cooked meal.

Moderation is always the key. When I look in my grocery cart, I see my diet cokes and some snack-sized candy (I have a sweet tooth), but I also see lots and lots of fruit and vegetables and other healthy foods.

Denise

September 13th, 2012
11:16 am

@Jawga Boi – check the sugar content on the McD delicious oatmeal. I think it has 32 grams of sugar. I say “I think” because I looked it up a while ago and was very sad…and haven’t eaten another bite of the deliciousness. Yogurt parfait has a lot of sugar in it too but for some reason it is not high in WW points.

Activia LIght yogurts have low calories and low sugar content as compared to the regular Activia yogurt…8 grams versus 17 grams.

FCM

September 13th, 2012
12:27 pm

if your eating McD’s you are not trying to diet. Sodium content would concern me more.

mayhem

September 13th, 2012
1:36 pm

If you read the nutrition labels on all the foods you buy/consume, you would stop dead in your tracks. Just check the sodium count of all those canned veggies in your pantry.

catlady

September 13th, 2012
1:57 pm

I can my own veggies without salt. Be more in control of what you eat!

Voice of Reason

September 13th, 2012
1:59 pm

In before the Vegans get on the soapbox……..

Dear Vegetarians and Vegans, or whatever the hell you are calling yourselves now,

I rank you in the general hierarchy of socially acceptable behavior right about the same as I do the overly religious zealots of the world.

You both can all get on one spaceship and get the hell off my planet. YOU ARE NOT BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE!

That is all….

mystery poster

September 13th, 2012
2:04 pm

@Mayhem
I read every single label, that’s why it takes me so long to do my grocery shopping :-)

@Catlady
I’m jealous. We bought some property 2 years ago and it had a peach tree on it. Last year they were all wormy, but this year I tended to them and got a great crop of peaches. I ended up freezing them. My freezer is so full, I don’t have room for anything else. I was going to thaw some and make jam out of them. I put them in my fridge overnight to thaw and they turned all brown. I would have just cooked them frozen, but I didn’t peel them before freezing and though for jam it would be necessary. Before I froze them, I put just a tiny bit of sugar on them, I though that would keep them from browning but apparently I was wrong. I can cook them into a cobbler still frozen and they won’t discolor. I guess I’ll be eating a lot of cobbler before next year.

mystery poster

September 13th, 2012
2:05 pm

Oops: I thought

JOD

September 13th, 2012
2:07 pm

@mystery poster and mayhem – I was just telling Hubs about this last weekend. There was a HUGE (pun intended) logjam at ALDI on Sunday…there were no less than 5 families of morbidly obese people (parents and 1-2 kids), and most had 2 carts FULL of soda, chips, etc. If you know ALDI, you know those stores are small, so it was a total cluster…

JOD

September 13th, 2012
2:11 pm

On topic, I don’t see anything wrong with having the information available, but sometimes, people just want what they want. Personal choices; personal accountability. Last night I took DD to Wendy’s and got the junior cheeseburger with a small fry and water; she got the kids’ nuggets, fries, and milk. We shared a small frosty. I’m sure the fat and sodium would shock me, but it was a treat and we had a ball.

mayhem

September 13th, 2012
2:28 pm

How about baby food? How many people buy jarred baby food, as opposed to making your own?

With my first baby, I bought jarred food, but then realized that whatever we were eating, I could puree it in the blender and let him eat it. I started doing this at about 10 months, though mostly veggies. Whatever I cooked for me and hubs, I would put some in the blender, puree it, and the baby loved it. As he got older, I started puree’ing meats too. I never went back to jarred baby food. AND it saved a TON of money.

Tiffany

September 13th, 2012
2:31 pm

I am glad they are posting the calories- it will help me make better choices. I don’t eat there too much- only as a treat most of the time. I agree that posting them is kind of a buzz kill, too. You can’t really pretend that it’s not that bad when it is printed on the menu!

mayhem

September 13th, 2012
2:52 pm

I have a friend who NEVER cooks at home. She hates to cook. It’s just her and hubby. So they go out to eat EVERY SINGLE MEAL. He asks her at least twice a week, can you please cook? They both have horrible health and are overweight. A treat for him would be a home cooked meal. He is an attorney and makes great money, and she has never worked since they’ve been married. She did cook when their child was at home, but he’s been gone over 10 years now. Every. single. meal.

A neighbor with 3 kids goes out to eat every night. She complains that they spend upward of $1,000 for dinner per month. 4 people at a restaurant is about $50-60/night. Average $55/meal and it’s $1,650 per month.

Another friend drinks at least 10 cokes a day. She says she can’t come off it, she has tried, and gets horrible headaches. She blames the caffeine. I told her its the sugar. 31g of sugar per coke……7 teaspoons per coke……70 teaspoons of sugar A DAY.. and she wonders why she can’t lose weight, and why she has osteoprosis (sp), and again, bad health.

mystery poster

September 13th, 2012
3:14 pm

@mayhem
Neither one of my kids ever ate a jar of baby food. I introduced some whole-grain cereals and mashed up bananas at 6 months, then they ate what we did, mashed up with a fork. Not even necessary to puree in a blender.

On topic, I am well aware that posting calorie contents will not deter people from making bad choices, but it WILL help others to make better choices. I think that’s what it’s all about.

Jawga Boi

September 13th, 2012
3:31 pm

Thank you Denise and I do need to watch sugar and sodium content just as diligently as calories and fat. I like the new smoothies offered at FF restuarants. The best smoothie based on taste comes from Dairy Queen. I had a small strawberry banana smoothie for lunch today. While waiting at the drive through, I requested their brochure that shows calories, fat and sugar etc.. I was shocked to learn that small Dairy Queen smoothie contained 45 grams of sugar. I told the young lady: “no wonder this taste so good, they have 9 teaspoons of sugar just in the small.” I also told her in a nice way it would be my last.

mystery poster

September 13th, 2012
3:33 pm

According to Wikipedia, nutrition labels on food were not mandated until 1990, I thought I remembered them before that. I don’t remember any arguments against them at the time like I’m hearing now. Posting calorie information on food labels is the same thing as posting it in restaurants, isn’t it?

Jawga Boi

September 13th, 2012
3:36 pm

You are probably right MP. They likely would have to post a warning like the cigarette companies now do to deter people. WARNING- this food blocks your arteries, causes heart disease and is a major contributor to the obesity problem.

s.b

September 13th, 2012
3:36 pm

Most of us have been going to Mcdonalds for the majority of our lives, so we know what we are eating and we know that its not good for us. Its convenient. I dont think posting calories, which I think is a great idea, will stop us from eating there but will maybe change our mind about what to pick from.

mystery poster

September 13th, 2012
3:38 pm

@Jawga boi
I make smoothies with the following ingredients:
1c milk (dairy or almond)
1c plain yogurt
1 banana
1 c frozen fruit (no sugar added)

You can make a whole bunch and then freeze them. I usually buy the large size yogurt (3 cups) and make 3 batches (since the yogurt won’t get eaten plain). You’ll have to experiment with thawing, sometimes I will take a small one (10 oz) out of the freezer into the fridge at lunch and it’s thawed for my on-the-way-to-the-gym snack. For larger ones, take all day to thaw in fridge. If they haven’t completely thawed, eat them with a spoon like ice cream. Yum!

You can also add protein powder, but IMHO, it gives it a slightly chalky taste.

mystery poster

September 13th, 2012
3:41 pm

@Voice of Reason

Dear Vegetarians and Vegans, or whatever the hell you are calling yourselves now,

I rank you in the general hierarchy of socially acceptable behavior right about the same as I do the overly religious zealots of the world.

You both can all get on one spaceship and get the hell off my planet. YOU ARE NOT BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE!

Doesn’t sound very reasonable to me. How exactly do my food choices affect you?

Jawga Boi

September 13th, 2012
3:41 pm

Okay, thanks MP. Do you use whole milk?

mystery poster

September 13th, 2012
3:41 pm

@Jawga
Usually 2%, but last time I used almond milk and strawberries for the fruit and it was fantastic!

Jawga Boi

September 13th, 2012
3:47 pm

I tried to make some a while back. I added ice. It was terrible and tasted sour.

Denise

September 13th, 2012
4:06 pm

s.b. – I agree. I think the nutritional information will just help you select what you will eat at McD or wherever you are going, not keep you from going if you have it in your mind to go.

I love Taco Bell (don’t judge me!) so I just have to figure out what is the best selection from the horrors that is Taco Bell’s menu. But mainly I just get what is good to me and then work around how many points I just consumed. Those Locos Tacos with the Doritos shell…. YUM! (I think I know what I’m having for dinner tonight after I leave the hair salon. LOL)

Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

September 13th, 2012
4:48 pm

MJG — I think that’s Subway is so popular because they identify which subs are better for you!! and give you some, if not all the info.

Living Well

September 13th, 2012
4:53 pm

More than calories, I’d like to see total sodium, and total carbs. Also, how many calories/carbs in the english muffin with the Egg McMuffin? I only eat half of the muffin, so curious about how many calories I save from the 300 cal breakfast.

Dave

September 14th, 2012
12:16 am

Rather know.

FCM

September 14th, 2012
1:37 pm

McD on Sandy Plains in Sprayberry has the info up. It makes the drive thru ordering board look a MESS and hard to read

FCM

September 14th, 2012
1:37 pm

oh and we were at McDs b/c this board made me curious

Voice of Reason

September 18th, 2012
8:41 am

@mystery poster

Um, it effects me when you act like your food choice is somehow better than my own.

I think I made that abundantly clear.