One of the team members was in New York City recently, and was startled to look up in a mainstream restaurant (she only went into McDonald's for a diet soda!) to see the calorie count listed on the menu. Like we've discussed before, we're huge supporters of having correct nutritional information out for consumers to see.
However, menu labeling has previously only been mandated by law to large chains, such as those with 20 or more units. One restaurant group claims that this eliminates 75% of the industry, thus harming consumers.
Wait...fast food restaurants on our side?! Maybe – we agree all restaurants should have nutrition labels posted (carbs in addition to calorie counts, of course!). However, it's a smooth move by this restaurant group who is petitioning Congress to expand the potential legislation to require more restaurants to post nutritional information. Like many big industry efforts, their intentions may not really be for the good of the consumer's health, but we're thrilled to see the discussion turn back to the merits of nutrition labels & the importance of this practice spreading nationwide!