Tag: calories

Media Headlines and Food Labels Each Might Be Misleading (Film at 11)

A recent headline in the Huffington Post breathlessly importuned:   "Restaurant Food Has Up to 200% More Calories Than Advertised."  If you only read the headline, you might think this was some important information that might change your eating habits.  If you read the article, you would discover a balanced set of conclusions from a fairly limited study. … Continue Reading

Macaroni Grill Changes Its Menu for the Right Reasons

While Denny’s appears to be subject to a growing trend of people suing it to change its menu, Romano’s Macaroni Grill is lowering the calories in its menu for another reason:  to stem losses in sales.  According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, Macaroni Grill is increasing sales while at the same time … Continue Reading

Nitty-Gritty on Menu Labeling Regulations and What Can Be Done to Stem Consumer Litigation

As restaurant chains operating in King County, Washington are readying to comply with the new menu labeling law, serious questions arise. Does each menu item have to be sent to an expensive lab for testing? How accurate does the nutritional information need to be? How does a restaurant account for the inevitable variables of made-to-order … Continue Reading
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