Major Menu Change at all Rochester Chain Restaurants
You've probably noticed calorie counts listed next to entrees and appetizers at restaurants and starting today you'll also see calorie info listed next to alcoholic drinks. The FDA is now requiring chain restaurants with 20 or more locations to post calorie counts on all menu items including beverages.
The FDA told NBC News, “By having information about the calories in food, you can make more informed decisions about the food you eat — decisions that can help improve your overall health and that of your family. And it’s just as important that you and your family have access to this information when eating out, as you do at home when you are able to look at calorie counts on food packages.”
If you're watching your weight you might want to stick with water. The calories can add up quickly with the most popular drinks. A regular margarita has about 300 calories, a bottle of beer has around 150 and a pina colada has over 600 calories!
Experts say a healthy dinner should consist of between 500-700 calories. Will the additional menu info change how you order?