Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Menu Calorie Count Inaccurate

1st\NW Quadrant: The Approval Matrix

By John Del Signore\Gothamist

...the Health Department does not conduct systematic testing to ensure that restaurants are not miscalculating – or misrepresenting – their data.

Chipotle’s calorie info was previously disputed, and the Center for Science in the Public Interest found that Olive Garden’s cappellini pomodoro, posted as under 640 calories, actually had 990 calories. ABC News has also tested chains like Taco Bell and found big calorie discrepancies, and let’s not forget that priceless Dunkin' Donuts snafu where two locations in Penn Station displayed the same donut with wildly different calorie totals.

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