CINCINNATI - Will having the calories listed on the menu board change your order?
Would you switch from an "Angus Bacon & Cheese" that packs 790 calories and 39 grams of fat to a cheeseburger with 300 calories and 12 grams of fat if the calories were listed right next to them on the menu?
McDonald's announced Wednesday it will add the calorie information on restaurant and drive-thru menus nationwide this month. The company says the goal is to help inform customers and employees make nutrition-minded choices.
McDonald's also published its first nutrition progress report. It includes its menu innovations for 2013.
"At McDonald’s, we recognize customers want to know more about the nutrition content of the food and beverages they order," President of McDonald's Restaurants of Greater Cincinnati, Terry Jaspers said in a news release. “We’ve provided nutrition information for more than 30 years, and we are pleased to add to the ways we make nutrition information available to our customers and employees throughout Cincinnati and the U.S.”
To make nutritious choices more convenient and accessible, McDonald’s will test foods that would increase the number of wholesome choices on its menu. Menu items being explored for 2013 include:
In July 2011 McDonalds announced its commitment to improve nutrition choices.
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