Tell Us: Does McDonald's Calorie Announcement Change Your Mind?

McDonald's will post calorie information starting Monday.


Is ignorance really bliss?

McDonald's restaurants in the U.S. will soon get a new menu addition: The number of calories in the chain's burgers and fries, according to the Huffington Post.

The world's biggest hamburger chain said Wednesday that it will post calorie information on restaurant and drive-thru menus nationwide starting Monday.

The move comes ahead of a regulation that could require major chains to post the information as early as next year.

"We want to voluntarily do this," said Jan Fields, president of McDonald's USA. "We believe it will help educate customers."

So we want to know: Will the calorie content postings change what you order? Will it make you more likely to stop at McDonalds?

Tom Christiano September 16, 2012 at 08:43 PM
Thank you for sharing your story with us Anna. I think it's great that you keep your sons eye lit up with these small joys of life. I hope you keep this family tradition up for many years to come.
Alex Finnegan September 16, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Not to get too far off track but Dunkins is mystery to me. The donuts are ok, everything else they offer is not that good IMO. I was born and raised in New England, southern NH-Northern MA specifically. Never lived anywhere else, only left for a couple vacations. I hate the Yankees and the Lakers all that, but DD's is a New England tradition that I just don't get. Back on track, McDonalds has much better coffee than Dunkins IMO, hot or iced
Vivian Merrill September 17, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Calorie counts won't change how I eat-at one of my jobs there's a McDonald's to the left, and a Wendy's to the right, two chinese restaurants in front, and a sub shop behind. DD's is down the street, 1/2 block-LOL. Many times I get a 99 cent wendy's burger, and 99 cent Mickey D's coffee, and I'm set for the night.
Sunny September 17, 2012 at 07:35 PM
I sometimes go to Donelan's (Acton) and have 4oz. poached salmon and 4 oz. cucumber, red pepper and dill salad (mixed with vinegar). It's a nice place to have lunch and you don't have stressed over street construction.
Bill Kelly September 17, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Sunny, now that sounds like healthy eating.


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