McDonalds to Post Calorie Counts

    A McDonald's sign is displayed at a McDonald's restaurant in East Palo Alto, Calif., Friday, April 20, 2012. McDonald's mix of old menu standbys and new items like Chicken McBites lured in more diners, who helped boost its first-quarter profit. The world's biggest hamburger chain said Friday that its net income rose 5 percent in the first quarter, in line with Wall Street expectations. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

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    A McDouble is 99 cents—some  would just like to leave it at that. McDonalds announced on Wednesday that it will be posting calorie information on its giant menu boards both inside the restaurant and at the drive-through window in the U.S. chains as early as next week. The fast-food chain will test healthier items such as egg-white breakfast sandwiches, with McDonalds president Jan Fields saying “calories are part of the story.” Nutritionists applauded the move, with many hoping it would signal a change in policy for other fast-food chains in an effort to quell the obesity epidemic. McDonalds also recently started a “Favorites Under 400 Calories” menu last month, and sales at McDonald’s U.S. locations up three percent last month.

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