Contributing to your McMuffin Top

There’s something new and horrifying under the Golden Arches:

McDonald’s has begun posting calorie counts on their menus. On the menu, that is, not buried in some you-gotta-ask-for-it literature. Getting a jump on Federal legislation, I’m betting. And the numbers are, in a word, horrifying. When you see a four-digit calorie count next to a frickin’ breakfast item (never mind the burgers, fries, and shakes!) it has a pronounced appetite-dulling effect. There’s no way I want to gobble up three quarters of my daily calorie allotment before nine in the morning… yeef!

Imagine the tumult when you can get those frickin’ breakfast items any time of the day or night.


  1. Nicole »

    14 July 2013 · 12:17 pm

    I just have never been one of those who a) counted calories or b) assumed anything healthy comes from McDonalds or any restaurant food. I eat there when I want food that tastes like McDonalds food. When I want a huge box of the best fries on the planet smothered in buffalo sauce I know I’m eating far too much food with or without calorie counts added to the menu.

    When I want to eat healthy, I make sure to make my food at home. Otherwise, I assume overindulgence in 90% of restaurant food will have a deleterious effect on my health over time. Telling me the calorie count next to my order isn’t going to stop me from ordering the McBacon Burger fried in lard and slathered in full fat mayo and dripping with cheese. :)

  2. Charles Pergiel »

    15 July 2013 · 11:32 am

    Arctic explorer dudes consume/expende 10,000 calories a day while forging across the ice on foot in sub-zero temperatures carry a 100 pound pack. I bet they would have liked to see a McDonalds. Oh, wait, maybe they wouldn’t. Maybe they went to the arctic to escape from McDonalds. They just like to suffer?

  3. Nicole »

    15 July 2013 · 7:17 pm

    I could do with some 10K caloric expenditure. However… I hate cold. :)

  4. jsallison »

    17 July 2013 · 5:27 pm

    Onliest thing I ever get from McD’s is b’fast #2*, large coffee, black, to go. And that’s only because it’s across the street from work. And I’m lazy.

    *Sausage McMuffin and a patty of something laughingly called ‘Hash Browns’.

    I’d really rather get Ken’s sausage egg and cheese bagel from the Golden Dragon in the 1st Nat’l Bank building on Robinson but I’m not there at the moment and really trying to limit the carbs, to a point.

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