Thursday, March 8, 2007

Fast Food Wars

Have you heard about this? The center of the battle is in New York, where a recent law was passed requiring fast-food restaurants to post their nutritional information on their menu boards. To make it fair, the law is at first only applicable to fast-fooders who already voluntarily make their nutritional info available--like on their websites.

That has proven too much honesty for Wendy's, Quiznos, and White Castle, who proceeded to take the nutritional info off their websites rather than comply with the law in New York.

Huh. Wonder what they have to hide?

In the meantime, of course, low carbers need only go to the terrific Calorie King website, which, contrary to its low-fattish name, has an amazing restaurant nutritional database. Check out the listings for restaurants, including Burger King, where they list sandwich nutritional info without the bun, or KFC where they give info on the chicken breast minus the breading. It's a huge database that's really helpful when you're counting carbs or calories and eating out.

I now know, for example, that a spicy breast from my own personal favorite, Popeye's, has 290 calories and only 7 grams of carbs when I peel off the breading. Now if I could just resist those evil-on-a-stick biscuits!

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