Restaurants are being forced to change their menus before the end of the year after the FDA finalized a mandate last November that requires all menus to display calorie counts for all foods sold from chains with 20 or more locations. Restaurants will have to rethink their menu layout and consider rearranging or dropping some items.
The rule was put forth as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in hopes of giving the public more help in making informed decisions about what they eat. However, restaurants are struggling with the idea since there’s no clear definition as to what a menu is. Menu boards are also already crowded, and adding more text means less space and some items may need to be cut.
Businesses should also be prepared to see a decrease in sales for their higher calorie items, and instead offer up “second best” lower calorie options in strategic places.
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