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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,...
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.
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.
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...
Mediterranean Brands has announced that two of its products, Falafel Crisps and Falafel Scoop and Go, have gained Non-GMO Project Verification.
A new study by Mintel reveals that 27 percent of American diners prefer to order healthy meals with familiar ingredients.
McDonald's is testing 5.5 to 7 inch "junior" bananas in its Happy Meals in the Austin, Texas.
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.
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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