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W. Mocroft, Philanthropist, Master Degree in International Business, Las Vegas
Answered Mar 05, 2019
Calorie count is accurate when the analysis of the food in question is accurate. If the restaurant is giving the calories alongside the food they have to be careful not to risk accusations of falsely misleading their customers.
You would have to ask the headquarters of the company how the calories are calculated and check those facts to be sure. However, any rough guide is useful. People generally kid themselves 'I only had a small glass' or 'I didn't have much sauce' etc etc
Over the past few years, restaurants, especially fast food restaurants, have been displaying the number of calories for their food items. Usually, they are displayed on the menu above our heads which we can see while waiting in line. They are sometimes on the drive-thru menus too. The reason these numbers are displayed is so that customers will know which items have fewer calories. It is okay to eat unhealthy food sometimes, but some foods have more calories in them than expected.
Studies have been conducted and determine that many fast food restaurants are accurate with their calorie display. The reason being is because of the fact that these restaurants do not change their menus that often. Having the same food items allows the restaurant to be more accurate with their calorie display.