One of many Upstate McDonald's locations. (File/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -
McDonald's is adding to their menu, but it's not a new sandwich or combo meal.
Before the federal government requires restaurant chains to post calories in plain sight on their menus, McDonald's is getting a head start.
By Sunday, every store in the United States should have the number of calories in each menu item on the menu board, next to the picture.
Upstate McDonald's chain owner, Julia Skipper, said what's on the menu isn't changing, but the boards will now highlight the healthiest options. She said it's to help customers become aware of their calorie intake.
Nutritionist Ryan Lane said this is huge, since McDonald's is such an international player. He hopes other fast food chains jump on this bandwagon.
Some fast food goers in the Upstate think calorie postings are a good thing, like Taylor Leggett.
"People need to know what they're eating. They have the right to know if something has more calories or less calories to make an informed decision," Leggett said.
Robert Rice, however, said when he goes into a McDonald's, he already knows what he wants, "so putting the numbers up there for me won't change anything."
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