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McDonald's is testing 5.5 to 7 inch "junior" bananas in its Happy Meals in the Austin, Texas.
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.
Kids also want more healthful options from restaurants.
Although it is not the restaurant industry's job to fix the problems associated with childhood obesity, the industry can take steps to ensure children of all socio-economic backgrounds have access to healthy meals.
Attendees at this morning's shareholders' meeting likened Ronald McDonald to Joe Camel.
As 70-80 percent of sales in China come from digital channels, the company has ramped up resources for digital globally.
When the FDA came out with an official definition of the diet, it went from a fad to a foodservice trend.
Restaurants should work with chefs and suppliers to ensure healthier meals, and even include kids in focus groups.
The company's goal is to become the 'preferred restaurant of choice' by offering nutritional improvements.
About two-thirds of Burger King Worldwide Inc. stores in the U.S. and Canada are phasing out Satisfries, the restaurant chain's lower-calorie alternative introduced less than a year ago, according to Bloomburg News.
According to The Bakersfield Californian, McDonald's will test offering Cuties – small, seedless Clementines and mandarin oranges – in Happy Meals from late November through March at participating restaurants. Happy Meal customers may be offered the choice of a Cutie, apple slices or yogurt with their Happy Meal.
Subway has launched new print and broadcast ads featuring the tagline, "Veggie Freshness." This marketing campaign follows the brand’s May spot, "Bread is on the Rise." In an email, Subway called its fresh vegetables a core brand differentiator, and said...
Oldways and its Whole Grains Council have announced its conference, called Whole Grains: Breaking Barriers, is set for Nov. 9-11, 2014 at the Hyatt Boston Harbor in Boston.
The National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell program is celebrating its three-year anniversary this month. The voluntary program has grown from 19 to 150 participating restaurant brands in that time, representing more than 42,000 locations nationwide.
Tim Hortons locations in Canada are now selling Greek Yogurt Parfaits, including mixed berries and almond granola, as well as fruit smoothies made with Greek Yogurt. The new parfait can be made with vanilla or strawberry Greek yogurt, and includes...
New research from The NPD Group finds that U.S. consumers are less concerned about their sodium intake than they were a few years ago.
Sister chains Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are known for products such as the Western X-Tra Bacon Cheeseburger, the Big Chicken Fillet Sandwich and Philly Cheesesteak Thickburgers. But the brands have shifted the spotlight to focus on its lighter options through its “Other Side” menus.
The National Restaurant Association announced that the California Milk Advisory Board has become the first commodity board sponsor of the association’s Kids LiveWell program. “The new partnership between Kids LiveWell and the California Milk Advisory Board offers valuable and exciting...
The proposed ban on large soda drinks in New York City, first introduced in 2012, has officially been overruled. New York State’s Court of Appeals refused to reinstate the ban Thursday, saying the city's health department "exceeded its scope of...
The Food and Drug Administration last week announced it was preparing voluntary guidelines for the food industry to lower sodium levels. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told the Associated Press that sodium is “of huge concern” and that the current level...
Morton Salt Inc. announced today the launch of a new food lab dedicated to exploring reduced sodium solutions.
The United States Healthful Food Council announced California’s first restaurants to achieve REAL Certification. They include: Nopa, The Plant Café Organic, Epic Roasthouse, Waterbar, Radius, Tambo, 'wichcraft, Cool Beans, Hot Italian and Mixt Greens. According to a news release, the...
Dr. Smoothie Brands has introduced new Organic Smoothies, Powders and Vanilla Whey Protein.
Wendy’s has unveiled its newest seasonal salad — the Strawberry Fields Chicken Salad. The launch comes on the heels of two permanent salad additions with the Asian Cashew Chicken Salad and the BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad. According to a news...
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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