The Federal Drug Administration wants large pizza chains to post calorie counts on their menu boards so Americans will know what they are eating.
They are running into opposition from some major players in the pizza industry, like Domino's Pizza. Franchise owners with Domino's said the calorie counts will not be effective because there are countless ways to make a pizza. Placing all of the calories from the variety of ingredients would be confusing to customers.
At Domino's, there are four different crusts, more than 20 toppings and several different sauces. That means there are hundreds of options for a pizza. Instead of calorie counts on their menu, Domino's has an online calculator to let customers see what they are eating.
“The best solution to the problem is let us solve the way we communicate to the customer which we already do,” said Ray Sellers, a Domino's franchise owner. “Anybody who is interested in nutrition and trying to find that information knows that they can go online and find it.”
Ray also said very few customers actually order from the menu inside the store. Most order over the phone or on the internet.
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