Fast food lovers may do a double take at menus soon.
Yum! Brands Inc. announced that it's U.S. divisions will list calories on their menu boards.
Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut will become the first national restaurant chains to begin voluntarily placing product calorie information on menu boards in company-owned restaurants nationwide.
Franchisees will be encouraged to provide the same information on their menu boards.
Calorie information will be based on individual serving sizes and will be phased onto menu boards beginning this year and completed by January 1, 2011.
In addition, the company will launch national on-line exercise programs to help educate consumers about maintaining a balanced lifestyle.