One would have to imagine that the following would put a big dent in the “We can police ourselves, thank you very much” line of argument when it comes to publishing the nutritional information of restaurant items.
Dishes targeted to health-conscious consumers at popular chains such as Chili’s, Taco Bell and Applebee’s contained as much as twice the calories and eight times the grams of fat than the restaurants claimed in their published nutrition information, a Scripps Television Station investigation revealed.
While some items contained only as many calories and fat as the restaurants claimed, many dishes were found to have several times as many calories and fat as the companies stated.
Raise your hands if you are surprised by these findings. Anyone? Anyone?