Super Bowl viewers say they want healthier food options

More than half of survey respondents said they wanted healthier food served at their Super Bowl party.

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Pizza operators get their wish with FDA's final menu labeling regulations

The FDA's ruling mandates menu labeling by the slice, not the whole pie. Pizza restaurants do have to say how many slices are in a pizza.

Healthy Dining VP offers tips for restaurants wanting to improve menu options

There are differences between stealth health and promotional health, according to Erica Bohm, VP and director of Strategic Partnerships at Healthy Dining.

Customization, versatility driving the Asian food segment

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.

In times of doubt, think outside the nutritional box

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.

Is grass-fed milk better for you than organic milk?

One industry insider claims grass-fed labels are bringing in customers, more than non-GMO labels.

Capitalizing on new school nutrition policies

New nutritional policies offer a great opportunity for restaurants to partner with schools to deliver healthy menu options for students.

Consumers say one thing, do another when it comes to healthy choices

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.

Exploring the role of whole grains in the food industry

'If you can pronounce the ingredients, it's probably good for you,' said Cynthia Harriman, director at Oldways and The Whole Grain Council.

'Stealth health' menu approaches are on trend

Kids also want more healthful options from restaurants.

Health focus driving children's menu options

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.

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NEWS


Philadelphia pizzeria feeds homeless

Mason Wartman left his Wall Street career behind just over a year ago to sell pizza for $1 a slice.

Old Chicago Pizza expands to Sioux City, partners with local food bank

The restaurant will create nearly 120 jobs for the area.

Sbarro rolls out veggie pizza combo under 500 calories

Sbarro has introduced the Garden Harvest Veggie Pizza in Columbus, Ohio.

Pizza Hut launches gluten-free pizza

Pizza Hut announced the launch of its gluten-free pizzas through a partnership with Udi’s Gluten Free and the Gluten Intolerance Group.

NRA expands Healthy Dining partnership

Healthy Dining provides nutritional knowledge to NRA members and their customers.

Technomic reveals which brands are tops with consumers

Technomic's Chain Restaurants Consumers' Choice Awards identifies which brands consumers think are the best in service, atmosphere, offerings, healthy options and more.

Pie Five adding chicken and veggie option to lineup

Pie Five is adding Chicken & Veggie Pie -- which weighs in at just 100 calories per slice -- to its menu through February 15.

Boston Pizza launches Athlete's Choice menu

Boston Pizza has teamed up with Hockey Canada and Dietitian Kelly Anne Erdman to launch a new Athlete's Choice menu. According to a company announcement, the menu is designed to provide energy, as well as the right amount of sodium...

Demand for food transparency growing

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.

Gluten-free options now available at 9 percent of restaurants

New research from Food Genius finds a growing number of healthier menu options and more concepts touting a health-halo menu.

NRA: Better kids' meals top trends list

Some of the restaurant industry's hottest trends involve children's items, according to the NRA's 2015 What's Hot culinary forecast.

Consumption of fresh food up 20% in past decade

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...

Beef Checkoff Program teams with NRA to sponsor Kids LiveWell

As part of the partnership, Beef Checkoff is offering to restaurants its collection of kid-friendly recipes that meet the Kids LiveWell criteria.

New app gives customers menu, nutritional info across brands

App users can to view detailed nutrition information for each entree and search for selections that meet specific dietary requirements.

PizzaRev launches nutritional portal

PizzaRev has launched a new, comprehensive nutrition portal including complete allergen information and nutrition calculator. The portal was built by Nutritionix, an open database of nutritional information. "Our nutrition platform is designed to quickly provide guests the information they need...

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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.