First fast-food chain to post calories on menus; dietitians say it likely won’t ease obesity

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 10:32am

Will knowing that a sausage biscuit with egg has 510 calories, or that a Quarter Pounder with cheese has 520 calories, help curb obesity?

Not likely, dieticians said as McDonald’s, the world’s largest fast-food chain, began posting calorie counts along next to the names and prices of items on its menu. But, they said, it’s a step in the right direction.

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