McDonald’s promotes its low calorie menu items


If you think you can’t lose weight while eating at McDonald’s, it’s time to think again.

The Golden Arches will be dividing its menu by calories and prominently displaying food choices by calorie grouping, according to The Chicago Tribune.

After an earlier promotion that touted menu items with 300 calories or less, McDonald’s will now trumpet its selections that are 400 calories or less as well.

In the 300 or less calories category, you have items like the Southwest Salad and the Strawberry Banana Real Fruit Smoothie. In the 400 or less calories category, you have medium fries, Filet-O-Fish sandwich, and Oreo McFlurry among your choices.

Of course, everything else on the rest of the menu will be more than 400 calories! But it’s your choice. I appreciate knowing the calorie counts and adjust what I order based on calorie counts when I’m at a fast food chain restaurant. Yet a survey I saw shows that only 9% of people are influenced like me by the number of calories on the menu.

We’ll see how and if people’s behavior will change as McDonald’s rolls out this new initiative.

Clark Deals
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