Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Ontario to force large restaurants to print calories on menu boards

Large chain restaurants in Ontario will be forced to print calories and "other nutritional information" on their menus and menu boards.

Here's an example of what the menu boards could look like:


How "large chain restaurants" will be defined remains to be revealed.  Small restaurants won't be affected, even though they offer nowhere near the same access to nutritional information as the large restaurant chains.

But the large chain restaurants seem to have done just fine providing their customers with the nutritional and ingredient information they need:

McDonald's
Tim Horton's
Wendy's
Burger King
Subway
A&W
Quizno's

Somehow, businesses seem to have responded to customers' demands without the need for any government intervention.  Imagine that...