While we were on the ill-fated Three Hour Tour™ of Houston on the city bus, we stopped at Papadeaux Seafood Kitchen. I had a salad and green beans. One of my colleagues had a plate of something fried on a bed of something else fried.
There was a time in my life when I complained to a manager at Bennigan’s because I didn’t get enough fries. He explained to me that the fries on my plate were a single 5 oz. serving. He happily provided me more fries at no cost, and I proceeded to happily eat my way to the weight at which I started this program. That time is now in the past. When I looked over at the plate next to me after my fellow conference-goer had eaten his fill, I was disgusted by what I saw.
Curious to know what the nutrition information for that plate was, I checked out the Papadeaux website.
Q: Do you have nutritional information for your food?
A: At this time, we do not publish nutritional information. However, we do strive to offer our guests outstanding service, including accommodating dietary requirements. Please share your restrictions or special requests with your server or a manager, and they will help you determine which items meet your needs. We will do our best to accommodate you.
It’s hard out here for a healthy eater! Is it unreasonable to expect restaurants to disclose nutrition information about their products? Isn’t there a law that’s soon to take effect requiring chain restaurants to publish calorie counts on menus?