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McDonald's Posts Calorie Counts on Drive-Through Menus

McDonald's Posts Calorie Counts: Will This Affect Your Menu Choices?

McDonald's has a new addition to its drive-through window: calorie counts. Certain locations like New York City, Philadelphia, and the state of California have already required that calorie counts be posted, but McDonald's has decided to take the initiative nationwide.

The chain has offered nutritional information for anyone who requests it, but this new addition will now be available to all consumers — even if they'd rather stay uninformed. But in terms of it affecting menu choices? McDonald's President Jan Fields says that in the cities where calorie counts are already in place, the numbers have not affected consumers' choices: "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."

Hopefully heading to a fast-food restaurant is not a regular trip in your healthy lifestyle, but I'm curious if these posted calorie counts on menus have affected your orders. Perhaps it's opened your eyes to what really goes into your fast food, or maybe you've continued to indulge in your favorites since it's an occasional treat. Tell me about your experience below!

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SamFinch SamFinch 3 years
I rarely, if ever, eat at Mcdonalds, but I'm glad they are posting the calories. \u00a0It would be nice if more restaurants did this.
TheLittleMonster TheLittleMonster 3 years
The only time I resort to McDonald's is when traveling and seriously deprived of actual food. And that is so rare that I just get whatever I want.
HawkeyeLo HawkeyeLo 3 years
Ha, I actually had this happen to me in January when I was in Seattle for a conference. It had been a long, day and all\u00a0I really wanted was a giant order of chicken nuggets and fries, but I couldn't do it with the numbers staring me in the face. I ended up getting a Happy Meal.
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