Calories in Restaurant Food

I’ll take a 640 calorie Sausage, Egg & Cheese on Croissant please and an elastic waistband. In an interesting twist, the National Restaurant Association (a trade organization who’s members include Dunkin Donuts, Red Lobster, Olive Garden and others) is supporting legislation that would require chain restaurants to disclose the calories of their items on menus.  

This is one more step in the government’s attempt to get some sort of handle on the obesity epidemic.  Will it make a difference?  I definitely think it will open some people’s eyes.  Especially those who order something they think is healthy and fits into their calorie budget only to see their weight creep up over time with no clue where the calories are coming from.
And, collectively, the restaurants that are a part of the National Restaurant Association must believe this is an important step for the health of Americans and that it won’t hurt their sales. Let’s face it, no one includes frequent stops at Dunkin Donuts in their weight loss plan.
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2 thoughts on “Calories in Restaurant Food

  1. Wendy

    In defense of Dunkin' Donuts (!), they post their nutritional info online at Definitely, don't eat their 600+ calorie muffins, but take a look at the info for their Egg White Veggie Flatbread; it's not all that bad (and it tastes good): 290 Calories, 80 of them from fat. 0 Trans fat. Granted, it's high in soldium (680 mg), but it also offers 11g protein. :-)



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