News in brief
McDonald’s has announced that it will list calorie information on menus in some 14 000 US restaurants and drive-thrus. The announcement comes ahead of a national rule that will require all large restaurant chains to make similar disclosures.
Under the new US healthcare law, restaurants will have to clearly post calories and other nutritional details on menus. The rules target restaurants with 20 or more locations, as well as other retail food outlets.
More than two years ago, Panera Bread Co became the first national restaurant chain to voluntarily print calorie information on menus at company owned stores. Sandwich chain Subway has used calorie disclosures to position itself as a healthier alternative to rivals like McDonald’s and Burger King.
The state of California and cities including New York already insist on clearly displaying calorific content on restaurant menus.
The Delhi government has announced a ban on all gutka (chewing tobacco products)