Yes I See That Sign, But I Will Still Have My Double Mocha Frappacino

In Food, New York City, Uncategorized on August 4, 2008 at 3:13 am

So here’s the debate. In NYC is it required by law that fast food chains (chains specifically that have 12 or more locations that is) post large signs of all caloric information. The major chains that are required to post this information include the ‘oh so popular’ Starbucks (yeah, right), Dunkin’ Donuts, McDonald’s, and Au Bon Pain.

The debate is this- does posting in large ass letters that your “Chai Tea Latte” is 600 calories, really change your buying pattern? In essence, will you change your daily routine if you knew how much each thing you ate really added up to? In my opinion, no. I feel as though, if I were to grab a cup of coffee, for instance, every morning I wouldn’t all of a sudden just STOP because I see how many calories are in it. Nothing in my daily routine would be altered after having found out this information. Agreed?

Also, people that are obese will not be the one’s looking at these billboards and changing their meal picks and or stopping eating fast food altogether. Therefore, I think it is an ineffective concept. Because the only people that’s “consumption levels” would change are those who are ALREADY very conscious of what they are eating.



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