Subway to display calorie counts

by Eric Schroeder
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Menu panels in all U.S. Subway restaurants will feature calorie listings beginning April 11.

MILFORD, Conn. – Beginning April 11, menu panels in all US Subway restaurants will feature calorie listings, more than a year before the Food and Drug Administration is set to enforce national menu-calorie labeling requirements.

Lanette Kovachi, Subway
Lanette Kovachi, M.S., global dietitian for the Subway brand

“For years it has been a priority for Subway sandwich shops to share full nutrition information with our guests so they can make more informed meal choices,” said Lanette Kovachi, MS, global dietitian for the Subway brand. “We have been doing this since 1997. We take pride in offering our guests a wide variety of fresh, made-to-order sandwiches and salads while providing the information that allows them to get the meal that best meets their needs. We want consumers to know the calorie value of our sandwiches and salads but we also want them to know that many of our menu items contain quality calories and are packed with beneficial nutrients from whole grains, lean meats and the wide range of vegetables we serve.”

Over the past 20 years, Subway, which is a trademark of Doctor’s Associates, Inc., has been a leader in its commitment to transparency and sharing of nutritional information for its menu items. In 1998, the company debuted a full list of nutritional information for core menu items and in 2001 shared the complete ingredient and allergen list for core menu items. In 2012, Subway became the first and only restaurant chain to meet the stringent nutritional criteria for the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check Meal Certification Program, which allows the restaurant chain to place the Heart Check logo next to menu items endorsed by the AHA as heart healthy.

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