Monday, July 28, 2008

A 540-Calorie Big Mac? NY Chains Post Calorie Info

Customers at big fast-food chains in New York City are finally facing the facts about their meal choices.

And for some, the truth may be hard to swallow. Like 1,130 calories for a Big Mac, medium fries and a medium soda.

After months of resistance, the city's chain restaurants have begun obeying a first-of-its-kind rule requiring them to post calorie counts right on the menu.

McDonald's and Burger King were among the chains that unveiled new menu boards Friday at scores of locations throughout the city, taking calorie information that had long been available on Web sites and tray liners and putting it front-and-center above the cash register.