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New research from Technomic finds that most consumers want transparency from restaurant brands about their menu choices. Additionally, two in five consumers cite a rising concern over food additives.
The FDA's 395-page document includes menu labeling by the slice, not the whole pizza, a ruling applauded by the restaurant industry.
There are differences between stealth health and promotional health, according to Erica Bohm, VP and director of Strategic Partnerships at Healthy Dining.
Highly versatile and easily customizable, the Asian food segment is a perfect segue for East-meets-West flavor mashups that consumers of all ages will love.
If you are still on the fence about whether you should provide menu items that are allergen- and/or gluten-free, provide a dish as a limited-time-offer to see how well it sells.
One industry insider claims grass-fed labels are bringing in customers, more than non-GMO labels.
New nutritional policies offer a great opportunity for restaurants to partner with schools to deliver healthy menu options for students.
Consumers sometimes say one thing, but do another when it comes to healthful choices. This conflict affects their food choices and translates into complex flavor trends which can be difficult to unravel.
The new menu, and the marketing strategy behind its launch, is geared toward the 18 to 34 age group.
The appearance is vital to 'fresh' branding, and provides an opportunity to tell your customer about your commitment.
'If you can pronounce the ingredients, it's probably good for you,' said Cynthia Harriman, director at Oldways and The Whole Grain Council.
New research from Food Genius finds a growing number of healthier menu options and more concepts touting a health-halo menu.
Carl’s Jr. announced it will roll out the new All-Natural Burger at participating locations beginning Dec. 17.
Some of the restaurant industry's hottest trends involve children's items, according to the NRA's 2015 What's Hot culinary forecast.
A new report from The NPD Group, called "The Future of Eating: Who's Eating What in 2018?" shows that the consumption of fresh foods – fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, fish and eggs – grew by 20 percent from 2003 to...
As part of the partnership, Beef Checkoff is offering to restaurants its collection of kid-friendly recipes that meet the Kids LiveWell criteria.
App users can to view detailed nutrition information for each entree and search for selections that meet specific dietary requirements.
McDonald's USA has introduced Cuties California Clementines as a side option for Happy Meals. The Sun Pacific Cuties join McDonald's Happy Meal and Mighty Kids Meal side choices that currently include apple slices and Go-Gurt. They can also be purchased...
Sonic has reached a multiyear endorsement agreement with NBA MVP and Olympic gold medalist Kevin Durant. As part of the agreement, Durant will serve as a national brand ambassador to collaborate on the development of new, healthier menu items. Durant...
New research from the Culinary Visions Panel found that restaurant consumers now want more than just good food, value and service when they dine out. They're also more likely to choose an establishment that treats their employees well and supports...
Muscle Builder Max is now available at all Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt locations for a limited time. This smoothie is made with nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt, peanut butter with Omega 3, banana, strawberries and whey protein. “For guests seeking...
El Pollo Loco also announced that 21 of its menu offerings have been added to the HealthyDiningFinder.com website for meeting nutrition criteria that emphasizes lean protein, vegetables, fruits, whole grains and unsaturated fats. "We are thrilled to have our handcrafted,...
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health documented an average decline of about 60 calories in new menu items in 2013, compared to 2012.
Jersey Mike's Subs's CEO/Founder Peter Cancro has signed the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity CEO Pledge as part of its commitment to promoting healthful living in the workplace. According to a news release, Jersey Mike's is the first company...
A new white paper from Technomic, titled "Better-for-You Chains: Consumer Ratings of Restaurants' Health Offerings," shows that a majority of consumers are unsatisfied with restaurant chain's availability of healthy options. A majority of consumers said it's important for brands, including...
In a letter to World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan, CEOs of food and non-alcoholic beverage companies and members of the International Food & Beverage Alliance, which includes McDonald's, announced a set of enhanced global commitments that will guide...
Get the facts on restaurant nutrition. Consumers are increasingly concerned about healthy lifestyles and you need to know the difference between what they say they want and what they'll actually order.
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