DETROIT (CBS Detroit) — McDonald’s Corp. is doubling down on today’s nutritional emphasis, announcing Wednesday its restaurants in metro Detroit and across the country will post calorie information on all menus.
Will a $1 McDouble be as tasty when consumers know what it costs nutritionally? The chain is betting on it.
“At McDonald’s, we recognize customers want to know more about the nutrition content of the food and beverages they order,” said Jan Fields, president of McDonald’s USA. “As a company that has provided nutrition information for more than 30 years, we are pleased to add to the ways we make nutrition information available to our customers and employees.”
The change is set to happen Monday on menu boards and drive-through menus,which puts the company ahead of impending federal regulations approved through national healthcare reform requiring major chains to post the information, possibly as soon as early next year.
Along with the nutritional information, the Iillinois-based company is expected to roll out healthier options, including Egg McMuffins made with egg whites, Canadian bacon and a whole-grain muffin — called the Egg White Delight.