April 2, 2011
FILE - In this July 31, 2008 file photo, customers view the menu in the drive through line at a Burger King in Portland, Ore., Like it or not, many restaurant diners will soon know more about what they are eating under menu labeling requirements proposed Friday by the Food and Drug Administration. The requirements will force chain restaurants with 20 or more locations, along with bakeries, grocery stores, convenience stores and coffee chains, to clearly post the amount of calories in each item on menus, both in restaurants and drive-through lanes. The new rules will also apply to vending machines where calorie information isn't already visible on the package.
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It could get harder to indulge in a double cheeseburger and fries without feeling guilty.