Calories coming soon to a menu near you

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Recently, Maine became the third state to enact a calories-on-menu law for restaurant chains. Similar bills have been adopted in such large cities as New York, Philadelphia and Seattle.

The restaurant industry has loudly protested these bills — and sometimes made itself look foolish. Such as when Dunkin’ Donuts said that putting calories on its menu would make the type too small only to have the New York Health Department redesign the menu showing the chain could easily use a larger, easy-to-read font.

Whether it’s sensing that popular opinion is against it or is simply tired of laws that vary from state to state, the restaurant industry is now proposing a bill that would mandate calories on menus nationwide.

Categories: Dining, Food & Drink