Although chain restaurants in Westchester were required to start posting calorie counts for their menu items some time ago I hadn't actually eaten in a restaurant with calorie counts until yesterday when I visited a MacDonalds. One of the arguments the restaurants unsuccessfully made against the law was that it would make their posted menus crowded and confusing with which I have to agree. It is not surprising to me that early indications are that the law is having little effect. The counts did reinforce a point that I had only recently become aware of, the MacDonalds dollar menu is a really good deal from a food as fuel point of view. So I had three McDoubles instead of two Big Macs, more calories for about half the price.