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Chain Restaurants To Post Calorie Counts On Drink Menus Next Year



Chain restaurants  will be required to post the calories of their alcoholic drinks by November 2015.
The new rules, set up by the Food and Drug Administration, require chain restaurants with 20 or more outlets to list the number of calories each alcoholic drink, including craft beer, has on its menu. Drinks ordered at the bar, wines, and any drinks not included on the menu are exempt from this requirement.

Margo Wootan of the Center for Science in the Public Interest noted, "Alcoholic beverages are a key contributor  to the calories Americans are consuming, and most of the time when people have a drink they have absolutely no idea what its caloric impact is."