Experiment in posting calorie info

Jodi Latina Reports at WTNH, Channel 8 New Haven, CT that a bill in the Connecticut Legislature would require some chain restaurants to put how many calories a food item has right on the menu has passed a legislative committee, but would it really matter to you? We put some News Channel 8 staff members to the test.

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Consumer Discount and Fee Transparency Amendment

This week, Senators Durbin (D-IL) and Kit Bond (R-MO) have introduced the “Consumer Discount and Fee Transparency Amendment” to H.R. 627, House-passed Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights Act on the Senate floor this week.

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State May Make Fast-food Joints Count Calories

Massachusetts is poised to become the second state to require restaurant chains to post calorie counts alongside each menu item.

The state Public Health Council will vote today on the proposed regulations, which would affect some 5,800 Massachusetts eateries and have been opposed by restaurant and retail trade groups.

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6.9%. Sales Increase at Mcdonald’s Beats Estimates

The McDonald’s Corporation, the world’s largest restaurant company, said global sales rose 6.9 percent in April, topping analysts’ estimates, as consumers bought more coffee drinks and chicken snack wraps. Sales at domestic restaurants open at least 13 months climbed 6.1 percent, while European orders increased 8.4 percent, McDonald’s said. Sales in Asia, the Middle East…

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McDonald’s Commits $100 Million to Coffee War

McDonald’s Corp. on Tuesday began a more than $100 million marketing campaign including TV, radio, print, online and outdoor ads for its McCafe line of espresso drinks. The drinks are now being rolled out to the chain’s 14,000 U.S. locations.

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QSRs Rollout Products with a Twist in Race for Breakfast Sales

The notion that the early bird gets the worm has quick-service operators pursuing profits in the breakfast daypart like never before — and with good reason. Numerous studies have shown a large share of Americans eat nothing more than cold cereal at breakfast, or they bypass the first meal of the day entirely. Given that…

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The ‘Free Choice’ Act Is Anything But

Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter has become a member of the Democratic caucus has given new life to legislation that many thought had been put to rest for this Congress — the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA)

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