Mac Attacks continue despite calorie notices

    Today the Philadelphia law that requires chain restaurants list nutritional information expands. In addition to the calorie content, now the restaurants must also provide the sodium, trans and saturated fats and carbohydrates for the items on their menus.

    Today the Philadelphia law that requires chain restaurants list nutritional information expands. In addition to the calorie content, now the restaurants must also provide the sodium, trans and saturated fats and carbohydrates for the items on their menus.

    City officials hoped the cold hard numbers would get Philadelphians to think twice about what they eat.

    But at McDonald’s at 10th and Market Streets, many of the customers who waited in the long lunchtime line said they didn’t pay any attention to the nutrition information.

    South Philadelphian Gloria Edwards said she’s glad the nutrition information is available, but it doesn’t matter to her.

    “Cause I’m not on no diet or anything,” she said. “I just need more food in me. I had free french fries with my coupon and I had a double cheeseburger. Did you look to see how many calories were on the menu? No I did not. No.”

    Johnson’s meal weighs in at 720 calories.

    One man from North Philadelphia said at least for now, he’s too skinny to be worried about how many calories lurk inside his chicken sandwich and medium fries.

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