Solution: The CalorieKing database (www.calorieking.com/foods/) offers nutritional information for over 50,000 generic and brand-name foods, including meals at more than 260 fast-food chains. Users can search for favorite ethnic foods, such as Chinese. Dietfacts.com provides information for 449 restaurants, ranging from Applebee's to the Costco snack bar (www.dietfacts.com/fastfood.asp).
Caveat: Watch portion sizes. A plain pizza slice may appear to have 320 calories, but only if it's 1/12th of a pie.