McDonald’s Big Mac Calories Detail


NEW YORK  – McDonald’s will begin next week to inform customers how many calories are there in their Big Macs (550) and french fries (500 in its larger size).

The number one burger chain in the world announced on Wednesday that readies calorie data on menus of some of its 14,000 branches in the U.S., ahead of a national law that would require large chain restaurants to disclose that information.

The state of California and cities like New York already require that calories are detailed in the menus.

Under the new health care law, U.S. restaurants soon will post the number of calories and other nutrition details on their menus. Standards serve restaurants with 20 or more branches, as well as retail outlets of food.

The major chains have resisted the measure, without legislation and the threat of fines.

McDonald’s, under pressure from consumer advocacy groups and public health advocates, also took steps to make your meals healthier.

The company modified its popular “Happy Meals” to children by reducing the portion of fries in more than half and automatically adding apples in every order.

The hamburger chain was slow to adopt the specification of calories. When gaining importance demands a few years ago, a nutritionist at McDonald’s told a group of health journalists in Los Angeles that the company was against the rules because they violated the privacy of consumers.

Over two years, Panera Bread Co became the first American chain of restaurants that voluntarily published the calories in their stores.

Subway sandwich chain has used the specification of calories to position itself as the healthier alternative to rivals such as McDonald’s and Burger King Worldwide Inc.



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