Obesity has become a huge problem around the world, particularly in the United States. There are some people that are blaming the restaurant industry for failing to present nutritional value information with all of their foods. The consumers that want this data feel that it will help to make more informed decisions regarding what they are eating.
Restaurants prepare food for the taste, which usually includes an increase in fat, sodium, or sugars. Americans expect a greater level of taste as a dining patron, and there is no denying that cooking with fats, salt, or sugars makes food taste better than without; but because of the growing obesity epidemic in this country, health legislation is being considered to require some restaurants to include nutritional data in the menus.
With nutritional labeling, patrons will at least have the information to choose a menu item aligned with their health and wellness needs.