Now that an appeals court has ruled that the city can start requiring chain restaurants to prominently display their calorie information, Nathan’s has begun tossing up their stats just in time for summer at Coney Island. Kinetic Carnival notes that the Nathan’s basic hot dog has just half the calories packed into a Big Mac from McDonald’s.
Consumed one or two at a sitting, the “Original Frankfurter” won’t do much damage to one’s waistline. But will the newly in-your-face calorie info give competitive eaters like Joey Chesnut pause? Last year he won Nathan’s July 4th hot dog eating contest by consuming 66 of the dogs. That’s a grand total of 19,602 calories in 12 minutes!