Okay, so the Health Care Reform Bill has finally been signed into law by President Obama. You may or may not know that one of the mandates in the bill is a requirement that chain restaurants with more than 20 units be required to post calorie counts on menus, take-out menus, menu boards, and drive-thru boards.
It sounds like a great idea, but restaurant owners will find it expensive to implement, and designers will find it difficult to work around.
And a couple of questions arise: Will the information be accurate, and will the information make a difference?
If you’re ordering a Whopper, fries and a Coke at the Burger King drive-thru, will seeing that your meal contains 1,400 calories really make you choose a Tendergrill chicken sandwich (hold the mayo), a side salad (hold the dressing), and a Diet Coke at only 520 calories instead?
Actually, maybe it would.
I can help you develop a plan to calculate nutrition information and add it to your menu gracefully.