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The Massachusetts Public Health Council has approved a regulation requiring restaurant chains to post calorie information on their menu boards or menus.

The new rule applies to chains with 20 or more locations in the state; the Boston Globe estimates that this will encompass some 50 chains with a total 5,000 units.

KC's View:
As a consumer, I like this rule. Sure, it reinforces stuff that I already should know – “wow, a triple bacon cheeseburger has that many calories!” – but that’s okay. It is a good guide that helps to make the best out of a fast food situation.