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Food for thought: Counting calories at McDonalds

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KALW 91.7 FM:
January 6, 2011


Hungry? You might be craving that one restaurant in your neighborhood – you know the one. Whichever restaurant you’re thinking of, there’s one popular eatery that you can find in more than 100 countries nowadays for a good old-fashioned American meal.

MCDONALDS COMMERCIAL: Start off your day, everyday, with breakfast variety at McDonalds! We love to see you smile!

Yes, McDonalds got its start right here in California back in 1948. Today, more than 60 million people drop by the Golden Arches every day. So what exactly are those people eating? Fast food chains are required to post the number of calories found in their food on site, but those numbers can be hard to find. So, KALW News stopped in at a Bay Area McDonalds franchise to find out whether devotees knew how many calories they were consuming. One person we found was Amanda Starling, who works at UCSF Children’s Hospital. She k...
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