At Burgerville, a fast food chain with the slogan "Fresh. Local. Sustainable", customers can now receive nutrition information on their receipts. According to Fast Company, the receipt system is being rolled out in all of their restaurants this week.
A photo of a breakfast receipt reveals that a breakfast of a sausage and egg biscuit, orange juice and hashbrowns costs $6.38, but that’s not what some may consider the real cost. According to the receipt, a person on a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet used 48 percent of his calories and 88 percent of his recommended fat intake for the day on that breakfast. That’s some useful information.
And there’s more. By substituting ham for the sausage, the customer could have cut 150 calories and 17 percent of the fat.
Burgerville is the first fast-food chain to implement this type of information on a cash register receipt.
Would you like this type of information on your receipt when you go out to eat? I think I would. It might make me choose different foods if I had to face the calorie and fat count at the end of the meal.