This is huge: McDonald’s has voluntarily posted calorie count information on its menus nationwide. Above are some of the first photos posted online of the new menus, courtesy of Shawn Tyler Weeks. The menus aren’t scheduled to be in effect until Monday but his local golden arches already has them up.
Federal regulation has already been passed that would require 20+ location chains to post calorie counting information, but implementation hasn’t been worked out. Rather than wait, the world’s largest hamburger purveyor decided to turn posting the calories before everyone else into a competitive advantage. I’ll bet other chains play catch up.