While many restaurants are still duking it out in court, this week marks the beginning of required calorie listings for chain restaurants. It's little wonder they're so scared with the crazy amount of calories in their best selling delicacies.
Here's a run down of a few staggering numbers: Outback's Blooming Onion is 2310 calories; Chipotle's Mexican Grilled Chicken Burrito is 1179 calories; TGI Friday's ribs are 1910; and Starbuck's Blended Cr?me Green Tea is 650 calories. If that's not enough for you, here are some more.
I personally disagree with people that say this regulation limits freedoms of choice. It never hurts to have more information–particulalry when what we don't know is actually killing us. High end restaurants and small spots are exempt because it only applies to chains with 15 or more locations.