McDonald's Posts Calorie Counts on Drive-Through Menu: Will It Affect What You Order?

mrosen814 2012/09/12 20:00:00
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McDonald's will now be posting calorie counts of menu items on drive-through windows. The chain has offered nutritional information for anyone who requests it, but this new addition will now be available to all diners.

But in terms of it affecting menu choices? McDonald's President Jan Fields says that in the cities where calorie counts are already in place, the numbers have not affected consumers' choices: "When it's all said and done, the menu mix doesn't change," she said. "But I do think people feel better knowing this information."

McDonald's has a new addition to its drive-through window: calorie counts. Certain locations like New York City, Philadelphia, and the state of California have already required that calorie counts be posted, but McDonald's has decided to take the initiative nationwide.
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  • Michaela★ 2012/09/13 00:30:33 (edited)
    I saw one burger that was 800 calories.... you are techincally only supposed to have 1200 - 1500 (cant remeber exactly is all depends on the person such as their gender, age and activity level) calories a day... that one burger would be almost all your days worth of calories, plus if you get a drink or fries with it..... thats like eating your healthy amount of calories for the whole day in one sitting. Nevermind too all the sodium, grease, grams of fat, ect that are in that must be unbelievably high too. Plus empty fat caloried filled food like that crap will leave you feeling hungry sooner after you eat the meal then if you ate a banana and a bunch of carrots which would fill you up quicker and keep you fuller longer and also make you feel better about yourself physically and emotionally, after eating fast food I feel bad in every way. I am very overweight and trying to lose weight via a better food lifestyle and going to the gym everyday and have been very succesful already with the info I have been provided. I still eat plenty of healthy meats for protein and choose an apple over say doritos.

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  • A.Burchell 2012/10/09 06:06:44
    Lol! .. It may.. perhaps I won't have the snow cone afterall.. ; )
  • J.L.Worley 2012/10/04 13:07:07
    Anyone who ignores the calorie counts is opening doors for major health problems.
  • IvyRodriguez 2012/09/29 09:50:57
    If I wanted to eat my weight in chicken mcnuggets before I got there and then found out that it might add tons of calories to my diet I'm still going to eat my weight in chicken mcnuggets
  • Shridev Yadav 2012/09/16 22:51:31
    Shridev Yadav
    mac d i enjoy
  • jen 2012/09/16 19:44:14
    i dont eat mcdonalds stuff
  • Mrs.Vader 2012/09/16 19:01:16
    Nope because my entire family has been on a fastfood strike for a few months now.
  • Derbyhat 2012/09/16 18:51:45 (edited)
    I go to McDonald's in moderation. These nutritional information sheets are for consumer information. Unfortunately, Michelle Obama uses these information sheets as justification to shut down successful franchises that can feed sensible people on occasion when they need something fast and good.

    Every one knows we need better nutrition, but the general food stamp mentality evades the intent of the system to get alcohol, cigarettes and other items that kids can't use. Perhaps we need to get rid of the obese factions of the government that over uses all the excesses! Michelle, you look better back in Chicago and out of our diets!
  • Reikyrr 2012/09/16 18:15:43
    More calories for less!
  • DP 2012/09/16 18:06:24
    But it should affect some of these fat bastards.
  • Todd Parsons 2012/09/16 13:52:13
    Todd Parsons
    Everyone knows McDonald's is bad for you if you eat it on a regular basis. If I do get the craving for a Big Mac... the last thing I care about is how many calories it is...Just more government mandates at work... they can't fix the economy, but they can enforce calorie listings at fast food places...because that is SOOOO much more important.
  • Todayisgoingtobegreat 2012/09/16 12:35:02
    #1 I don't eat McD's #2 If I was going to eat there why would the calories bother me, we all already know its not good for you. #3 well number 2 should be good enough to cover 3
  • TKramar 2012/09/16 09:31:45
    I don't use the drive through, and I usually know what I'm going to order before I walk in--a Big Mac.

    Now, if they published calorie counts on the inside menu board, I may start changing my order--to whatever item has the HIGHEST calorie count. I want calories, because I burn through them pretty quickly.
  • aguster 2012/09/16 08:14:26
    Here's a news flash...Food at McDonalds isn't healthy and it's full of calories. If you don't already know that you're kind of an idiot. If you eat too much I suggest you get on a stair master you pudgy bastards.
  • ArianaGrande 2012/09/16 07:43:33
    I like to know what I'm eating, and even though I don't calorie count or anything, it will be good to see whether my choice is REALLY bad for me. ;) ♥
  • Vipor_GG 2012/09/16 03:00:24
    Tried McDonald's a couple times years ago, the food is horrible so I don't eat there.
  • Maleficent 2012/09/16 00:54:27
    yes i would but if i was extremely hungry, it wouldn't really matter.
  • Quiet-is-feared 2012/09/16 00:15:15
    No, if I cared about calories I wouldn't be eating at Mc Donalds in the first place
  • Your Favorite Nerd 2012/09/15 23:58:12
    Your Favorite Nerd
    It's been in Philly for a while. Hasn't done much for me...
  • missnamecaller 2012/09/15 22:49:15
  • LHL 2012/09/15 20:34:32
    I don't eat there anyways.
  • ♥•judy•♥ 2012/09/15 20:15:58
    no it would not are we just not finding out that it had alot of calories? plus i work out everyday 5:00 in the moring is swimming then im at the fitness club i would want a burger to chow down on =D
  • Gabsters<3 2012/09/15 20:12:20
  • Hitsuin 2012/09/15 19:22:59
    I've got more skills than Cloud Strife, I can take it.
  • Sarah Alexander 2012/09/15 17:36:07
    Sarah Alexander
    I don't eat McDonald's so.. nope! They should also have carbs and fat posted.
  • Lydecho Rain (Лидия) 2012/09/15 15:03:57
    Lydecho Rain (Лидия)
    I think I went to McDonald's like once to get just a drink; but other than that I've never been and I'm not planning on going to it
  • Valerie© 2012/09/15 14:22:23
    I haven't eaten there since "Supersize me".

    eaten supersize
  • Airhead Valerie© 2012/09/15 17:32:42 (edited)
    Supersize Me is pathetic. The only point that poor excuse for a documentary made was if you overeat you get fat. Whoever doesn't know that is an idiot. It was a smear campaign conducted by him and his stupid liberal vegan wife. The man ate supersize meals for every meal and never exercised just to get fat and say "Look at how evil the McDonalds corporation is, they made me fat!!!!" It's pure liberal propaganda.
  • Valerie© Airhead 2012/09/16 20:08:17
    It's not pathetic.
    Surgeon General David Satcher: "Fast food is a major contributor to the obesity epidemic."
    Stop throwing around "idiot", "stupid", "liberal". You can use all the viscous imagery you want, but the fact is fast food is terrible for you. Whether or not you liked Supersize Me, I don't care. It's just one of the many sources stating the nutritional facts.
    As for your "liberal" comments, it's not wanted or needed. We're talking about McDonald's here.
  • CrazyJason 2012/09/15 11:54:48
    There's no reason something that weighs less than my hand should be over 40% of my daily calorie intake.
  • Kezzi Morris 2012/09/15 07:06:00
    Kezzi Morris
  • Flamingolady 2012/09/15 04:13:44
    We don't eat at MickeyD's ever, so no it won't
  • PandahSixx 2012/09/15 03:55:34
  • jayshawksnotboth 2012/09/15 03:17:58
    ... although it should.
  • Shadow_Wolf 2012/09/15 03:05:46 (edited)
    I'm still a teen so I haven't started to watch my calorie intake. I do not however I do not eat enough McDonald's to induce serious heart or general health problems :p
  • adeenmckenziekennedy 2012/09/15 02:33:30
  • Waiting in the Wings 2012/09/15 01:55:39
    Waiting in the Wings
    If I'm in line for fast food, I'm not gettin that garden salad. I've made a choice not to cook at home.
  • Soup Man 2012/09/15 01:42:11
    Soup Man
    Please give me liberty TIAFJ
  • oldhenry 2012/09/14 19:51:38
    There's much more to food than calories. The problem with fast food and convenience food is excess salt and sugar or fructose, chemicals, genetically-tampered substances, semi-sanitary handling, etc.
    Dont forget that there are still many of us men who do physically demanding work, not vegetate behind a desk or drive the trucks that were made for women to drive, so we need all those calories.
  • joe keeney 2012/09/14 16:06:36
    joe keeney
    Don't eat there.
  • helli.candy 2012/09/14 15:39:18
    i only would be depressed after i eat there...

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