At McDonald’s, You’ll Know When the Fat Hits the Fryer

The menu display, with calories listed, behind the counter at a New York City McDonald's. Photograph by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Anyone who eats at McDonald’s in the U.S. next week—and 25 million people do on any given day—will get a chance to experience the angst that New Yorkers have felt for four years. Calories, those enigmatic numbers that often seem to correlate strongly with taste and health (though in opposite ways), are about to debut on the fast-food chain’s menu boards nationwide.

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