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

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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."

FITSUGAR.COM reports:
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)
    Yes
    Michaela★
    +6
    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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  • art1ej 2012/09/13 14:26:35
    No
    art1ej
    I dont eat there alot but if i do i get afew burgers & a salad & put the meat from the burger in the salad & give the rest to my brother or anyone else...i get a mango smoothie thou but i workout alot so....
  • Cn2012 2012/09/13 14:20:04
    Yes
    Cn2012
    +1
    Props to mcdonalds. I know they've gotten a lot of negative press, but I like the fact that they have decided to take it in stride. I love their new menu options. And I like to have the option of having a nice (I know not the healthiest) big Mac every now and then. Still super delicious. Everything in moderation people, wait, nutritional zealots! Just back off and let me choose.
  • glen 2012/09/13 13:51:09
    No
    glen
    If you're going to McDonald's you had better know what you're in for already !!! barbie
  • KaylaJayy13 2012/09/13 13:19:29
    No
    KaylaJayy13
    I don't eat there anyways. Their food is gross.
  • Kiersten 2012/09/13 12:52:24
    Yes
    Kiersten
    Normally. I watch what I eat.
  • Blonde Rebellion 2012/09/13 12:34:20
    No
    Blonde Rebellion
    +1
    Never paid attention to callories..if I'm in the mood for junk food I'll just eat junk food
    no regrets lol..
  • aeroshock 2012/09/13 12:14:59
    Yes
    aeroshock
    I tend to avoid McD's altogether. For other fast food places, it would have me make better choices on what I order even though I already know I am eating something that is bad for me anyway.
  • Jasox 2012/09/13 09:55:49
    No
    Jasox
    I buy food based on what I like, not how good it is for me.
  • the fuze 2012/09/13 09:35:33
    No
    the fuze
    Not just no... hell no.
  • plainasitcomes 2012/09/13 09:17:15
    Yes
    plainasitcomes
    I don't eat at McDonalds.
  • NKULE 2012/09/13 07:33:15
    No
    NKULE
    if i want that big mac i will get that big mac no matter what the calories
  • Noobcake 2012/09/13 06:10:55
    No
    Noobcake
    I stopped ever eating from there even before I became vegetarian. After going without any junk take-away food for about a year I ate some McDonalds one day and I felt quite sick and, well, just plain gross that afternoon.
  • Seraph O. Storms 2012/09/13 05:27:16
    Yes
    Seraph O. Storms
    I VERY rarely eat at McDonalds, unless I'm on the road and have no choice. But when I do, I'll make use of this feature to check my intake.
  • Jiorgia 2012/09/13 05:02:00
    No
    Jiorgia
    Dont eat Mcdonald's...
  • Trader1 is kerbonkin' 2012/09/13 04:49:28
    No
    Trader1 is kerbonkin'
    I haven't eaten there in over 10 years
  • Sagan 2012/09/13 04:33:01
    No
    Sagan
    "What's a Calorie?"
  • mikeeonly 2012/09/13 04:32:50
  • ShelaKay0523 2012/09/13 04:28:53
    Yes
    ShelaKay0523
    The once or twice a year that I'm in a big enough hurry (and desperate enough) to go through a McDonald's drive though it'll probably have an effect. Honestly, I don't think most people have any idea how many calories they need. I know women who think they can lose weight on 2500 a day, when the truth is probably closer to 1500. Plus, I don't think most people are aware of how many calories are in the other food they eat, so they don't know how the calories from the drive through stack up against whatever else they've had to eat today (and I'm speaking specifically for the people who don't eat mostly packaged foods that have the calories printed on them). An avocado can have more calories in it than a cheeseburger! Which is probably why they're traditionally used as more of a condiment. As for me, I'm pretty good at estimating how many calories are in the food, but when I'm hungry enough I've been known to round down and lie to myself about it. Just knowing the gigantic calorie difference between grilled and deep-fried chicken is enough to effect my dining choices, let alone the difference between a green salad and a Big Mac.
  • rereblue 2012/09/13 04:28:07
    No
    rereblue
    +1
    I still won't eat there.
    nope gif
  • L1 2012/09/13 04:08:47
    Yes
    L1
    It does, and I always check that and serving size.
  • Kirino 2012/09/13 03:28:32
  • shadow76 Kirino 2012/09/13 03:32:23
    shadow76
    I accidentally raved you. I certainly do NOT support people who think other people's weight is their business!! I more worry about the state of their souls and if they have jobs!
  • Kirino shadow76 2012/09/13 03:45:54
  • shadow76 Kirino 2012/09/17 11:15:57
    shadow76
    When you can speak without calling names, or false staements then speak to me.
  • Kirino shadow76 2012/09/17 21:20:04
  • Noobcake Kirino 2012/09/13 05:39:25
    Noobcake
    Judging by the comments most of those 'No's account for people who don't eat there. That's why I said no.
  • shadow76 2012/09/13 03:28:31
    No
    shadow76
    It will only make it more confusing with more words jumbled onto it!
  • Rust 2012/09/13 02:56:50
  • twhiting9275 2012/09/13 02:35:23
    No
    twhiting9275
    +1
    years and years of tradition will affect what I order, nothing more.
    I know McDonalds is bad for me, what's your point?
  • SimmeringArtist 2012/09/13 02:22:39
    No
    SimmeringArtist
    I doubt anyone will even look at it unless they're TRYING to watch their waist line, in which case, why are you at the CrapDonald's drive thru again?
  • MsDianna 2012/09/13 02:15:06
    No
    MsDianna
    people are gonna eat what they want to eat
    it definately won't make any difference being on the drive through window
  • Sadierose Dobson 2012/09/13 02:06:55
    No
    Sadierose Dobson
    Dont eat there often so when i do i eat what i want.
  • Aly Hart 2012/09/13 02:04:47
    No
    Aly Hart
    +3

    Most people of decent intelligence already know McDonald's isn't healthy. Like come on.
  • mizzSHADYgirl 2012/09/13 01:58:04
    No
    mizzSHADYgirl
    Its all junk anyway
  • Megurine Luka 2012/09/13 01:51:29
    No
    Megurine Luka
    May affect other people though.
  • Snow White's Poison 2012/09/13 01:50:14
    No
    Snow White's Poison
    I don't eat that crap anyway. -_-
  • Tim 2012/09/13 01:42:21
    Yes
    Tim
    I'm on a diet lol jk
  • Roger 2012/09/13 01:18:35
    No
    Roger
    I eat mcdonalds about once every two years, I pefer home cooking over fast food
  • FortunaVeritas 2012/09/13 01:11:56
    No
    FortunaVeritas
    I'm not normally a customer of McDonald's and when I do, it's usually to go to the dollar menu with friends. Other places I pay attention to the nutritional breakdown if I'm inside the store, so if I were there, I'd read it and so there's a possibility that it might, but I'd rate it as low.
  • Dan ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮ 2012/09/13 01:09:33 (edited)
    No
    Dan ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    +1
    That would require me to eat there.

    Become organic, gmo free, pesticide free, pink slime free, rBGH free and so on, and I'll consider it.

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