Anyone with special dietary needs or desires knows that there is nothing more frustrating than going out to eat at a restaurant and not knowing what to order, or whether or not the food that you’re about to bite into is even safe for you. In a perfect world, all restaurants would have specialized menus to meet everyone’s specific needs, and nobody would never have to ask millions of questions about ingredients or how their food is being made.
Many customers coming in to a fast-casual or sit-down restaurant tend to assume that they’re making the healthier choice by foregoing fast food options. We all know appearances can be deceiving, so researchers set out to find out whether or not restaurants truly are healthier than fast food.
Does your restaurant operate 20 or more locations under the same name with essentially the same menu items? If so, you may be required by the FDA to provide customers with nutrition information about your menu items come December 1st of this year.
Just recently, Panera announced that it will be removing a swath of ingredients from its list in an effort for a more natural menu selection. Their ‘No’ list targets the removal of artificial colors, flavors, preservatives and sweeteners by 2016.
A sad trend has been quietly picking up speed in United States schools: instead of being served quality cooked meals to students, more schools are serving up pre-prepared foods that only require a zap in the microwave to make them table-ready.
Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Meals high in cholesterol are the main reason behind atherosclerosis, and restaurants looking to promote a healthy diet should consider adding low-fat foods to their menu.
Unfortunately, many companies have found that they have needed to slide the salt back into their menus, lest their sales continue to slip away. With science only backing half of the dangerous claims, there’s a definite argument for keeping salt as the keystone to your kitchen.
Juice stands for many good things. Besides the vitamins and nutrients that it provides to consumers, it is a healthier alternative than the assorted sugary drinks that currently flood the beverage market.
While small farming towns may not have the luxuries of exotic cuisine and commercial restaurants, they do have one benefit over their urban counterparts. There are downsides to using a hydroponic system, as Mitch Hagney, co-founder of LocalSprout in San Antonio, points out!
While America may not be well-known for its healthy consumerism with food, consumers are more and more interested in choosing healthy, organic, wholesome selections. From source to preparation, consumers are demanding food transparency across the board.
Of course, commercial foodservice establishments are not entirely responsible for the obesity epidemic in the US. But restaurants still play a part in ensuring that their customers are eating delicious, healthy meals. It’s not just good for the national waistline; foodservice businesses are also benefitting from the switch to healthier menus. Research shows customers prefer to visit restaurants that have healthy meal options than those who don’t, resulting in larger foot traffic that leads to better sales and profits.
Do you have a winter menu that caters to vegetarians in your restaurant? So, if you don’t yet have vegetarian winter dishes on your menu, here are five of the tastiest, cost-effective meals your restaurant can offer that promise great returns.
In the past decade, there has been a clear trend towards healthy lifestyles, and this has impacted the foodservice industry immensely. From lean proteins to whole grains and green veggies, here are a few tips to consider when creating a healthy menu selection.