Menu labeling for chain restaurants is finally the law
A surprising quest begun by the industry a decade ago goes into effect Monday, with the focus on compliance rather than catching transgressors.
Restaurant Index Gives Hope for Foodservice Sales
WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 30, 2011)—Driven by positive same-store sales and an increasingly optimistic outlook among restaurant operators, the National...
Requests for gluten-free menu items are not coming only from those with gluten sensitivities anymore. Americans have gotten it into their heads that a gluten-free diet is a healthier way to eat. As of January, 2013, almost one-third of U.S. adults say they want to cut down or be free of gluten in their diets, according to The NPD Group, which has been tracking the eating habits of Americans since 1976.
While a number of recent studies indicate that menu labeling has little effect on diners’ menu choices, a report from NPD Group may offer a glimpse into the reason why. According to NPD, only one in four consumers say they eat healthy when dining out, while the majority admits a desire to treat themselves when at a restaurant.