McDonald’s to post calorie information on menus nationwide

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Of course, not everyone orders just one item. And the chain has been blamed by critics for fueling obesity rates with its big soft drinks and other items.

A meal consisting of a Big Mac and medium fries, for example, has 920 calories. Add a 16-ounce Coca-Cola, and the count rises to 1,140 calories.

The decision to post calorie information follows the Supreme Court’s decision this summer to uphold President Obama’s health care overhaul, which includes a regulation that would require restaurant chains with more than 20 locations to post calorie information. The timing of carrying out that requirement has yet to be worked out.

McDonald's, which has 14,000 locations in the U.S., doesn’t plan to advertise the posting of the calorie information. Ms. Fields said it’s something the chain is doing as a “customer convenience.”

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