We’ve come a long way since the days of “supersize me.” McDonald’s has decided that it will be even more transparent about how many calories are in its cheeseburgers–along with everything else.
On Tuesday, the chain announced that calorie counts for all of its offerings will be posted on menus and drive-thrus at its restaurants in the United States.
Now you won’t have to look online to find out that scarfing down a Big Mac will set you back 550 calories and devouring a six-piece McNugget meal (with ranch dressing, of course) clocks in at 390 calories. Those numbers will be staring right back at you as you’re waiting to order.
The company’s decision was framed as a nudge towards making its consumers more health-conscious. But the AP’s Candice Choi notes that, under a regulation included in the Obama Administration’s Affordable Care Act, restaurants that operate more than 20 locations will be required to post such calorie listings.
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