Wendy's pushed too far

davethomas
Many fast food restaurants have voluntarily chosen to provide nutritional information about their products, but a recent New York City regulation is making it difficult for them to keep doing so. Apparently having the information available through posters and pamphlets isn't good enough any more. Calorie counts now have to be posted next to the menu items themselves.

Wendy's, claiming that such a menu would be cluttered and hard to read, is therefore deciding to remove nutritional information from its restaurants altogether. Who loses? The very consumer who is supposed to benefit from the regulation. Well done, New York City Health Department.

What I want to know is -- if you're calorie-counting, what the hell are you doing at Wendy's in the first place?