McDonald’s UK Shows Calorie Counts on Menus

September 6, 2011

About 1,200 McDonald’s fast food chain in U.K. will now show calorie counts of each food and drink on their menu boards.  You know that it is fattening but seeing the numbers might just make you think twice about buying the burger. 

The calorie-posting law started in New York City in 2008, and this is the first McDonald's outside of the US to post calorie figures on the menu boards.  Calorie counts are already posted in the McDonald’s website and in their tray liners. 

This is a part of the government-led program in fighting obesity and promotion of healthier eating habits.  The British program is voluntary and the success depends on the partner companies’ fulfillment of their pledges.  Other food chains participating in the program are Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut and Starbucks.

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