Diners order slightly less when restaurants list calories

Bye-bye artichoke dip. Heavyweight appetizers and fatty entrees may not get much love when restaurants list calories on their menus. In a new study, Cornell researchers conducted a randomized experiment to see how calories counts on menus affect what customers order in full-service restaurants. They found that diners whose menus listed calories ordered meals with 3 percent fewer calories ā€“ about 45 calories less ā€“ than those who had menus without calorie information. Customers ordered fewer calories in their appetizer and entree courses, but their dessert and drink orders remained the same. ….[READ]