I’ll take a 640 calorie Sausage, Egg & Cheese on Croissant please and an elastic waistband. In an interesting twist, the National Restaurant Association (a trade organization who’s members include Dunkin Donuts, Red Lobster, Olive Garden and others) is supporting legislation that would require chain restaurants to disclose the calories of their items on menus.
This is one more step in the government’s attempt to get some sort of handle on the obesity epidemic. Will it make a difference? I definitely think it will open some people’s eyes. Especially those who order something they think is healthy and fits into their calorie budget only to see their weight creep up over time with no clue where the calories are coming from.
And, collectively, the restaurants that are a part of the National Restaurant Association must believe this is an important step for the health of Americans and that it won’t hurt their sales. Let’s face it, no one includes frequent stops at Dunkin Donuts in their weight loss plan.