Any New Yorker who's stopped in a Starbucks or McDonald's in the last few years knows that calorie counts are posted with every menu item. But since law requires calorie information from any restaurant with 15 or more locations, a number of higher-end chains have been affected, too: The Palm Steakhouse, McCormick & Schmick's, Capital Grille. And as the NYDN reports, many diners find them off-putting. ""I came to enjoy a nice meal, not to be reminded about calories," one said.
What do you think? Should calorie counts be kept to the fast-food chains? Or is this sort of information important for diners at all price levels?
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