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  • Menu Labeling Made Easy

    Menu Labeling Made Easy

    Menu labeling for your restaurant or small food business doesn’t have to be difficult. Check out the infographic to explain everything you need to submit a recipe to for nutrition analysis! Menu labeling is a disclosure of calories and other nutrients to customers. It is Food & Drug Administration (FDA) required for restaurants, convenience stores,  […]

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  • Health Care Costs for Restaurants May Not Be So Bad

    As most restaurant owners know by now, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 requires most businesses to provide employees with health care options. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, one major restaurant chain is estimating that this added cost won’t be so much! Initially, Wendy’s had estimated an additional […]

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  • Menu Labeling for Small- to Mid- Sized Restaurants

    Menu Labeling Calories for Restaurants

    Menu Labeling for Small- to Mid- Sized Restaurants Restaurants with fewer than 20 locations can still provide nutrition information for their customers. These small restaurants may actually see more of the benefits of menu labeling than the major chains. They have the option of participating in the FDA’s Voluntary Menu Labeling Program or providing nutrition […]

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  • Overcoming Negative Perceptions of Menu Labeling

    Negative Perceptions of Menu Labeling By now you should be savvy on menu labeling, how to implement, and menu labeling benefits. But what about all those nay-sayers who talk about big issues like cost and those hard-to-define menu items? Check out some of the ways your restaurant can overcome these negative perceptions! High Cost The […]

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  • Benefits of Menu Labeling

    Menu Labeling for Turkey Burger

    The menu labeling laws were put into place with a goal to reduce obesity rates. That’s all good and wonderful that the FDA is making an effort to fight the obesity epidemic. But what does that mean to restaurants? Just more costs? Contrary to what you may be thinking, there are other major benefits. Consumer […]

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  • 5 Ways to Reduce Sodium at Your Restaurant

    Salt & Pepper

    With the new menu labeling law, many restaurants fear that high sodium and fat levels will drive away their customers. There is hope! Even if your restaurant’s menu items are high in sodium and fat, there are ways to combat the issue. Today, we are going to focus on sodium. Fat will be another day […]

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  • How Many Calories in Crawfish?

    Calories in Crawfish

    It’s crawfish season! I’ve already been to a few boils myself this year and I was curious how any calories I was really eating. Or, rather, how much everyone else was eating… Crawfish are freshwater crustaceans and abundant in the swamps and marshes of south Louisiana. Sometimes they are also called crayfish.  6 to 7 […]

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  • Cutting Toys to Cut Calories

    Cutting Toys to Cut Calories Obesity trends have been a major focus in the last few years. It has brought about a lot of changes like menu labeling, health care reform, and even consumer demands for healthy options. I recently read an article about how a county in California is cutting toys that are given […]

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  • Can Your Restaurant Improve Its Menu?

    A recent article in Restaurant Management has some fresh ideas for your Dallas restaurant’s menu. There’s a little paragraph about each of points below, so be sure to read the whole article:  1. Give chefs autonomy 2. Take a walk on the wild side and hire a forager 3. Produce your own ingredients 4. Look […]

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  • A Penny for a Calorie

    Penny Per Calorie

    A Penny for a Calorie Now this is a great promotion for your restaurant if you’re going to incorporate menu labeling! A restaurant in Portland, Oregon, placed all of its menu items on sale for a penny per calorie. What a great marketing idea! As a short term campaign, this may be what you need […]

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