Tell Us: Does McDonald's Calorie Announcement Change Your Mind?

McDonald's began posting calorie information this past Monday.

Most of the questions we've asked readers in the towns we cover have revolved around political issues in the past few weeks.

So, to shift gears, this week we're looking at a topic that asks the question - is ignorance bliss?

The reason for the question relates to a recent announcement by McDonald's restaurants, in the U.S., which have have moved towards a new menu addition: The number of calories in the chain's burgers and fries, according to the Huffington Post.

The world's biggest hamburger chain said recently that it will post calorie information on restaurant and drive-thru menus nationwide starting this past Monday.

The move comes ahead of a regulation that could require major chains to post the information as early as next year.

"We want to voluntarily do this," said Jan Fields, president of McDonald's USA. "We believe it will help educate customers."

So we want to know: Will the calorie content postings change what you order? Will it make you more likely to stop at McDonalds?

Petra Zahn Swenson November 30, 2012 at 03:21 PM
This conversation is making me hungry.....
Fred Civian November 30, 2012 at 07:31 PM
But look what all those childhood activities did to your critical thinking skills :-)
Indiana November 30, 2012 at 07:53 PM
Michelle loves McDonald french fries...what a legacy she is building!
Fiscal Conservative November 30, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Those of us who can remember "Leons" where Wendy's is now located can remember the great burgers, Fries, Clams, etc. Then we'd go to "Cal's where Town Spa is now, for Ice cream & watch Square Dancing. One end of town to the other. Most of us kids were skinny as heck. Why? We'd run, walk, bike or whatever to get to these places. 90% of the kids were so active back in the 50's parents couldn't put weight on us. Once in high school, the Football team often had the lightest players on the field. Some linemen were only in the 180's. Times have changed, kids have regulations on everything they do now. Thank God we didn't. It's too bad that the culture has changed, for the worse, that kids can no longer be kids, doing for themselves. Everything has to be organized by "adults". Everyone has to have the best, everything has to be equal. That's BS. Let kids be kids, run around, get sweaty, break a bone or two, like every other generation had done. Kids no longer know how to play for the sake of play. If allowed to burn off excess energy, weight issues may go away, to a point. Freedom is something we are keeping from today's youth. They are growing up with no freedoms. Everything is regulated or controlled in their daily lives. Now we're adding "calorie counting" at age 5 or whatever. School used to be fun at recess. Now when temps get too low for teachers, the kids are stuck inside accumulating fat instead of running it off, as they should. Play hard, eat plenty!!!
Ken B. December 01, 2012 at 03:19 AM
I can remember when Mickey D's was a burger, shake & fries for under a $Buck ! Perhaps Gretchen could regurgitate something about Belgian endive ?


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