Eating out or ordering in? If the restaurant has 20 or more locations, the menu has to list calories. (The Center for Science in the Public Interest, Nutrition Action’s publisher, led the fight for that labeling law.)
But some menus—especially those online or in apps—are tricky. If you don’t know the catch, you could end up with more calories (and added sugar or unhealthy fat) than you bargained for.
What’s more, on delivery apps like DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats, you might see calories...or you might not. That’s why CSPI has asked the FDA to tell companies that menus on “third-party” apps aren’t exempt from the law.
(See other menus without calories? The FDA has said that it would “not object” if restaurants didn’t disclose calories during the pandemic. But c’mon, it’s been well over a year.)