Despite Further Delay in FDA Enforcement, Subway Forges On With Posting Calorie Counts

Menu boards with calorie counts to be posted in all US stores by April 11

Many restaurant chains are waiting on the FDA’s final guidance and enforcement.

The FDA might have further delayed their enforcement of labeling menus with calorie counts, but Subway is done waiting.

The chain is already rolling out new menu boards with calorie counts and aims to have them up in all 27,000 U.S. locations by April 11, reports The Associated Press.

“I think consumers are looking for this, and with all the delays, they're confused as to why it's not out there,” said Lanette Kovachi, leader of Subway's global nutrition efforts.

Subway joins Panera bread, who began posting calorie counts in 2010, and McDonald’s, which followed in 2012. According to the National Restaurant Association, most companies are waiting for final guidance by the FDA before posting calorie counts.


The sandwich chain says it had already posted calories in around 4,000 stores in regions that already require the information, such as New York City, and in California. It has also been testing the new menu boards in another 7,000 restaurants since January.