Subway adds calorie count to menu at all 27,000 US stores

Subway menu now showing calories

Subway is adding calorie counts to all items on its menu. The move, which affects all 27,000 Subway locations in the US, is moving forward despite another delay in a federal rule requiring the information.

The sandwich chain says its new menu boards with calorie counts are already rolling out all around the country. All stores should be equipped with the new calorie counts by April 11.

As part of the federal health overhaul, a rule was passed in 2010 requiring major chains to post calorie counts on menus. Retailer concerns led the FDA to issue a new set of final rules in 2014 and gave establishments until the end of 2015 to comply.

In 2015 the agency said it would push back those requirements until the end of 2016.

Subway is following in the footsteps of various other chains that moved forward with calorie counts on their menus years ago. Panera Bread, McDonald’s, and others have already started showing customers exactly how many calories single items and entire meals offer.

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More than 7,000 Subway locations are already showing calorie counts on their menu.

Written by Tammy Johnson

Tammy Johnson

Tammy Johnson is the Retail Editor at BusinessPundit. She focuses on Fortune 500 retail company's and disruptive brick-and-mortar and e-commerce companies that are changing the retail landscape.